The Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies transportation and logistics as the second-largest employment sector in the United States, employing more than six million people. According to the Georgia Center for Innovation, the field will generate 270,000 new jobs annually through at least 2018. At the current job creation rate, that is more than 10 percent of all new U.S. jobs in next few years. In addition, according to a PWC report, India’s transportation and logistics sector is expected to require 25 million employees by 2022, and the shortage of skilled employees in South Africa’s industry is already stifling overall economic growth.
“With this growth, the industry is struggling to find and train quality logistics, transportation, and distribution employees. As a result, there is a market need and demand for a certification based on a single, universal body of knowledge,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi. “The APICS CLTD reflects the most important and current knowledge individuals need to pursue or advance a career in logistics, transportation and distribution.”
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