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Raheel Ansar, CSCP, CLTD
Warehousing & Distribution Operations Manager
GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan (GSK)


“The APICS CLTD certification has enabled me to link my practical work to theoretical concepts and shape the optimized and complied logistic solution for my company. ”



Why did you decide to pursue the CLTD certification?

  1. I wanted to diversify my experience in supply chain
  2. I wanted to have some theoretical and practical knowledge to perform my job well and meet company objectives
  3. I wanted to boost my confidence and my stakeholder's confidence in my ability to have optimized logistic solutions in place.

These are the reasons why I pursued CLTD and I am happy that I did.

How did you prepare for your APICS certification?

I prepared through the online learning module by APICS, studying all the modules and through focus group discussion with my friends and colleagues at work.

What was your biggest takeaway from the CLTD training?

My biggest take away from the APICS training was associating the day to day logistics routine with a standardized and structured approach.

How has an APICS certification impacted your career or organization?

APICS certification has enabled me to link my practical work to theoretical concepts and shape the optimized and complied logistic solution for my company. Due to earning the CSCP and CLTD certifications, my expertise is recognized and appreciated across the company.

Have you implemented a logistics, transportation and distribution initiative because of your APICS CLTD training?

When I pursued the CLTD, we were in the phase of doing a project known as Warehouse Network Optimization (WNO). The learning from CLTD especially around Logistics Network Design helped me a lot during the WNO project. It helped from logistics network design to transportation requirements and network size, and, the structured way to approach facility location decisions helped us make the right decisions. 

Moreover, we also initiated savings projects around transportation and warehousing, which supported the company's ambition to make cost effective supply chain and logistics decisions.

What are other benefits of APICS certification?

Apart from the technical and practical knowledge I gained from an APICS certification, it also boosted my career and confidence. Company's across the globe trust APICS and their certifications and feel comfortable having employees in their company who have a certification from APICS. Moreover, we have the latest updates and new techniques from the APICS platform which keeps us up-to-date as a supply chain professional.

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