Certified logistics manager (CLM)

The Leading Certification for Logistics Professionals


Begins 5th November 2022


The Certified Logistics Manager is a comprehensive certification designed to equip professionals working in logistics and transport sectors. The program presents the operational tactical and strategic knowledge required of managers in the logistics and transport industry. It is best suited for executives in specialist functional areas, such as supply chain management, transport planning or transport operations. CLM is also suitable for graduates from other disciplines who are entering the sector as well executives who wants to enhance their understanding of logistics.

The program has inbuilt frameworks of the new normal logistics and supply chains. It emphasizes on building agile, responsive, resilient and sustainable logistics operations for the future.

It uses contemporary literature, discusses various approaches to analyze and take decisions about your logistics operations.

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Target Group

CLM is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in logistics – 3PLs, warehouse, Freight forwarders etc.

Supply Chain Professionals

Transport Professionals

Logistics Professionals

Freight Forwarders

Warehouse Professionals


Learning Outcome

The only course that introduces you to the contemporary challenges and their solutions in logistics.

Course Outline

Fundamentals of Supply Chain management – We introduce the end to end supply chain concept, the drivers of supply chain and look at where logistics sits in the supply chain. We then discuss the goal of a supply chain and explain the impact of supply chain decisions on the success of a firm.
Logistics Management -Concepts and Framework – We look at how logistics drives Competitive advantage, the mission of logistics management, and how to manage logistics in a competitive environment, how logistics drives customer value and explore the logistics-marketing interface.
Logistics cost and value Drivers– In this session we discuss logistics and the bottom line – we introduce concepts like Logistics cost analysis, the concept of total cost analysis, Total Cost of Ownership, Principles of logistics costing, Total Supply Chain Cost and Cost to Serve. We then link them to EBITDA.
Inventory Management – This module covers the strategic, operational, and tactical aspects of inventory management, including cycle and safety stock, inventory models, including EOQ. We also examine some of the common inventory classification methods.
Transportation Management – Understand the role of transportation in a supply chain, evaluate the different modes of transportation, identify the relative strengths and weaknesses of various transportation network design options and planning transportation capacity and how technology will change the transportation of the future.
Warehouse Management – This session will cover core warehouse activity profiling, understanding warehouse KPIs, design elements of warehouse and warehouse capacity planning and how technology is shaping warehouse of the future.
International Logistics – This session will cover the significant issues in international logistics, Exim procedures, understanding the role of logistics in international trade, and the ecosystem players and their roles in international logistics.
Logistics Service Providers – In this session, we will have a guest speaker who will explore the emerging trade flows, changes in mode preferences, relative strengths and challenges of various modes and the changing role of 3PLs and 4Pls in logistics.
Logistics Strategy and Planning – In the final session we see hoe to create a resilient, responsive and responsible logistics function. We explore the role of logistics planning, and how it ties to enterprise planning. We evaluate the right logistics network for your firm keeping in mid sustainability goals, understanding the current trends in technology on the logistics, and structuring logistics networks that are fit for the future.

Program Duration

The certification program will be delivered on Saturdays between 4.00 PM to 6.30 PM for ten weeks.


To obtain the CLM certification you should attend all classroom sessions, submit all assignments on time, and pass an examination at the end of the program.


The course will follow active learning concept – where faculty explain the theoretical frameworks using case studies and discussions. The pedagogy includes Interactive sessions, case study, and group discussion.

Fees & Registration

Indian participants

INR 47,200  Inclusive of GST, for Indian participants. Scan QR code for payment

International Participants


USD 1400/- for International Participants 

Lead Faculty

Dr. Rakesh Singh

Chairman ISCM

Girish V S

Director ISCM

Guest Sessions By

Dr. Piyush Shah

Assistant Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, Lutgert College of Business.

Dr. Satish Ailawadi

Group Mentor & Adjunct Professor-Malad Kandivali Education Society

Rajiv Sathe

Expert in Exim procedures

Satish Lakkaraju

SVP, Wiz Freight

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The Certified Logistics Manager (CLM) is a designed in India certification program from the Institute of Supply Chain Management that provides a holistic approach to Logistics management. The aim of the program is to provide the participants with the ability to understand and master the art and science of logistics management. 

The CLM certification will help you:

  • Gain an industry recognized professional certification
  • Showcase your knowledge, experience, and skillsets in Logistics  
  • Gain recognition as a true professional 

The program was developed in consultation with the leaders in Logistics and Supply Chain from the industry and ISCM faculty. It covers the demands from the industry. The program will be constantly updated to reflect the changing requirements from the industry.

Yes you can. It will give you a good grounding in the foundations of supply chain management and start you on your career.

It is preferable for the candidates who wish to take up the certification should have 2-3 years relevant experience. The experience helps them leverage the classes in their daily work.

CLM is the only program the focuses on:

  • Holistic approach to logistics and supply chain.
  • Covers all domains in Logistics
  •  Practice oriented program that helps you use the frameworks in daily work.
  • Taught by academicians and industry professionals

The exam covers the entire modules covered in the sessions. To excel in the exams, you have to attend all classes, participate in the case discussions, complete your assignments and keep up to date with your readings we send you. You need not invest in any other material. We would say an hours study per day for the duration of the course should help you.

The exam will be conducted on-line

The exam consists of three sections:

  • Section 1: MCQ for 20 marks
  • Section 2: Descriptive questions for 30 marks
  • Section 3: Interpretative questions for 30 marks
  • 20 marks will be for class participation.

No. There are participants who have not taken the exams. But we would urge you to take the exam as it provides a proof of your success.

Under exceptional circumstances, we will re-schedule exams for those who are unable to give the exams on the date announced. This will be at the discretion of ISCM.

Once you qualify, you can add the credential of CLM as your qualification.

No. This is a capability building program. We do not provide placements.  

As an employer, the certification will help you:

  • Identify the best talent for logistics and supply chain functions
  • Improved capability in the team
  • Create a team of trained professionals  

If you are a corporate, and you have a team of professionals, you can opt for an in company training. This will enable you to modify the curriculum to suit your industry. You can opt for an in class or virtual program.

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received up to 7 business days prior to date of training will not be charged the course fee. ISCM will process the refunds within 7 to 10 Working days from receipt of the cancellation notice.
  • Cancellations within 7 business days prior to training date, and in no-show up case, registrants liable to pay full amount.
  • Substitutions within a company are permitted, requests must be submitted through email.
  • ISCM reserves the right to amend content, faculty, venue and date of the training program.
  • In case ISCM cancels the training, participants will be refunded the course fee in full within 7 to 10 working days from announcement of cancellation.
  • ISCM shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages that may be incurred due to such cancellation.
  • ISCM will deduct the charges levied by the payment gateway when processing the refund.

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