Professional Development

An important element of certification is your commitment to ongoing learning, as part of your Professional Obligations [Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Conduct #2 of 6].

The Logistics Institute is pleased to provide a number of free learning resources on payment of your annual professional fee. Enrolling in a fee-based program (with preferred pricing) also applies towards Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits.


Below is your list of resources, provided free of charge on your renewal.
Restricted to one per professional year (November 1 - October 31).

Browse topics and sign up below the list. Please allow for a minimum of one business day for your enrollment to be processed. You will receive an email when your module is ready to access.

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Assembling Orders

Effective order picking procedures
Methods for reducing product shortages
Efficient guidelines for assembling orders
Methods for proper vehicle loading

Controlling Budgets

Providing realistic information in budgets
Fixed vs variable costs
Timely action to deal with real variances

Controlling Inventory

Efficiently reconcile inventory
Plan inventory around projected demand
Create effective space utilization

Customer Complaints

Understand customer expectations
Develop problem solving and communication skills
Create resolution guidelines

Customer Service

Effective and efficient customer service standards
Provide necessary service information
Solve issues which cause service variances

Good Logistics Practices

Define personal and company objectives
Modify company procedures to meet standards
Remedy performance gaps among employees

Health, Safety & Environment

Efficient environmental protection
Effective company health & safety programs

Managing Personnel

Identify real personnel problems
Maintain policy compliance
Maintain an effective resolution process
Create a non-confrontational environment

Managing Supply

Purchasing vs procurement
The procurement cycle

Manufacturing & Operations

Issues surrounding manufacturing
Role of logistics in product design

Operating Procedures

Physical distribution procedures
Procedure education and compliance
Effectively revising procedures

Operations Floor Safety

Rules and regulations of forklift safety
Develop equipment procedures
Certification programs for forklift operation

Product Damage

Cost of damage to you and your customer
Minimizing damage
Packaging limitations and restrictions

Retail Considerations

Scheduling Resources

Forecast weekly resources
Increase demand for resources
Resolve discrepancies

Selecting the Carrier

Effectively manage company's carriers
Efficiently match customers with carriers
Develop a system to monitor carrier performance

Scheduling Carriers

Workable schedules for carriers and resources
Make adjustments for emergency situations and to monitor carrier performance

Transportation & Logistics

Network factors
Handling factors
Process flow

P.Log Programs

Not interested in any of the resources above? Choose from the programs below.

  • Supply Chain Business Strategies

    This course focuses on SCL Ecosystems in terms of Competitive Advantage and Value Creation, exploring dynamics that contribute to a company’s competitive advantage. Content is designed to help you meet the challenges of 21st Century SCL eco-systems.

    Explore this program 
  • Supply Chain Leadership Strategies

    This course focuses on SCL Ecosystems on being organizationally responsible and accepting 21st century Leadership issues. The challenge is to develop contextual intelligence shared across Supply Chain Logistics Ecosystems, as a strategic decision model, and competitive advantage is the ability to navigate complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity.

    Explore this program 
  • Business Innovation Architecture

    Imagine. Innovate. Build.

    This 3-stage, online, self-directed program supports your capacity to find new solutions to old problems. Understand the big picture and analyze organizational challenges in the face of ambiguity, uncertainty and risk.

    Explore this program 
  • Business Intelligence Architecture

    Build your capacity to acquire knowledge.

    This 5-day, in-person, "bootcamp" style program builds on your capacity to gain, analyze and apply knowledge in the context of the risk factors, stakeholders, and information. Collaborate with industry peers and experts on solutions to current problems facing the SCL industry.

    Explore this program 

Applying Other Experience to your
Professional Development Record

If you have undertaken professional activities outside of your regular work responsibilities, you can submit them to be added to your P.Log record (submissions must be approved).
Must be a minimum of 8 hours over one year.

About Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits can be earned by any one of the following ways:

1. Enrolling in and completing any one of the free modules provided. These are free of charge, made available to you on payment of your annual professional renewal fee. Limit of one per year.

2. Taking one of our larger programs, available at a fee (always at a discount for you). These programs will mostly earn you credits for up to 3 years.

3. Active participation in a professional community outside of your regular work responsibilities. Examples are:

  • Serving on committees, boards, volunteer work, teaching and mentoring.
  • Leading a discussion or sharing an industry related video, article, blog post, on any industry topic via our LinkedIn Group or our weekly e-newsletter The Logarhythm (contact Emily at if you have something you would like to publish).
  • External programs/courses