As Upskilling Takes Center Stage, Association for Supply Chain Management Providing Access to Logistics Risk Management Content | News


CHICAGO, May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Logistics, transportation and distribution expertise is needed now more than ever before, which is why the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) today announced that it is providing free access to the risk management section of the APICS CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution) Learning System. This resource provides an in-depth analysis of how to mitigate and manage risk in logistics that established supply chain professionals can use to further their knowledge or those looking to make a career shift can use to explore the logistics field to see if it might be a fit for them.

“Recent spikes in demand and supply combined with uncertainty have stressed supply chains around the globe,” said ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “We can’t predict the future, but what we do know is there will be more disruption. It’s crucial that companies have supply chain and logistics professionals on staff that know how to mitigate and manage risk.”

The APICS CLTD learning system is a professional development and certification exam preparation tool that combines reading materials with interactive web-based study tools. The risk management content available for free access provides an understanding of security risks and responses as well as how they differ by country, how to use packaging effectively to minimize the risk of damage to goods in transit, and how to develop a risk management process that helps prioritize and determine appropriate and cost-effective responses. The content will be available to the user for a 30-day period from when they first log into the system.

ASCM recently provided free access to its Basics of Distribution and Logistics online module, which is part of ASCM’s Principles on Demand online content series. This curriculum introduces the foundations and operations of distribution channel design, inventory management, packaging and material handling, transportation management, warehouse management and much more. 

ASCM’s APICS certifications, which include CPIM (Certification in Production and Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) and CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Distribution and Transportation) are the global standard for supply chain professionals.

For more information or to access the CLTD 2.0 platform and begin the 30-day trial click here. 

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines. For more information, visit



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