Logistics courses are designed to prepare students for work in supply chain management. People who work in logistics are responsible for organizing and efficiently planning the delivery of goods or items to and from specific sites. Certification courses in logistics are comprised of topics like inventory and quality control, programming and logistic simulation. Although most logistics certification programs are short term, it is also possible to take courses at four-year institutions.
Institute of Logistical Management
Based in Burlington, New Jersey, the Institute of Logistical Management offers professional development courses through its logistics practitioner and certification programs. The certified logistics program is made up of 6 courses and electives. Course offerings include transportation systems, transportation management, business logistics principles, and logistics systems analysis. Students have the option of choosing from a wide array of elective courses in logistics such as Hazmat compliance, warehouse management and global logistics. The courses are primarily offered online. Applicants must have a high school diploma and industry experience. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a certificate of recognition.
Institute of Logistical Management 315 W. Broad Street Burlington, NJ 08016 888-456-4600 logisticseducation.edu
Export Academy is located in Mayo, Ireland and provides a certification training in logistics, which has been authorized by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The training is provided through Export Academy's distance learning e-certificate program. Candidates who successfully complete the program will receive an accredited certificate in logistics that is internationally recognized. Students will receive practical training in specialized fields like international logistics and have the opportunity to interact with other trainees through the program's online networking site. The course runs for three months; job search opportunities are available for certified graduates through Export Academy's job portal for international trade and logistics personnel.
Export Academy The Electronic Business School International Enterprise House Kiltimagh Co Mayo, Ireland 011+35-394-938-1444 ebsiexportacademy.co
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
MSSC provides two-tiered courses in logistics made up of certified logistics associate (CLA), and certified logistics technician (CLT). Applicants must first take the CLA foundation course before registering for the CLT training and to qualify for certification in logistics. Course offerings in CLA courses consist of basic knowledge of logistics such as safety, quality control, teamwork and good workplace conduct. The CLT training is a mid-level course that will provide students with knowledge in supply chain logistics. Students will receive training in product receiving, storage, packaging and shipping and inventory control. Both courses are offered online. Students who successfully complete the training will receive a diploma certification which is valid for five years.
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) 1410 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 703-739-9008 msscusa.org
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