There is a foundational level knowledge and skills that front-line workers in supply chain logistics should understand. To remain competitive, logistics-related companies increasingly need a flexible, knowledgeable, problem-solving workforce. This means workers that can keep pace with rapid changes in technology and processes, be easily trainable and work in a global environment. These workers must also be competent in the critical work activities common across all facilities within the supply chain: safety, quality control, communications, teamwork, good workplace conduct and familiarity with the key computer systems that underpin supply chain operations. In 2008, logistics industry subject matter experts identified skills standards for two levels of certification. The second tier is the mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT), based upon the individual’s command of the more detailed knowledge and skills described of the topics in CLA.