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Managing Inventory - Maintaining the Proper Level - Course 2016



How to manage inventory is an important and complex function of business. This short online inventory course introduces buyers, purchasing managers, and others to the many aspects of how to manage inventory. The online inventory course covers record keeping, the types of inventory, physical inventory control, accounting vs. operating considerations, reasons for shortages and how to prevent them, how to manage inventory from suppliers, and many other subjects.
What students say about this online inventory course and learning how to manage inventory:
"This inventory course provided a better understanding to the why questions surrounding excess inventory exist and what can be done about it. It was put together well and is recommended to anyone who may be frustrated with the amount of inventory they have on hand."
- Lee Branch
- Purchasing & Distribution Manager
- Hargray Communications
"I now have a better understanding of inventory and how it works in different industries such as manufacturing, service, and retail. This course opened my eyes to many things that are involved with inventory such as storage costs, effects of overages and shortages, and the importance of accuracy from what's on the books to what is physically in existence."
- Kyle Baker
- Accountant/Purchasing Agent
- Body Wise International
"Thank you so much for this class...This class is an eye opener for me and it will greatly help me in my career in purchasing."
- David Lee
- Purchasing Agent
- American Student Assistance
"I have found this course to be very educational. I was informed of many aspects of inventory that I never really thought of before. Not only did it give me some good ideas it helped me with different ways I will be able to enforce different situations I come across."
- Dustin Conger
- Buyer
- Standby Screw Machine Products
"This course was very easy to understand and had the right amount of content in it."
- Jamie Fearing
- Senior Buyer
- WalkMed Infusion, LLC
"I thought the course was great! My favorite so far."

- Elizabeth Lavell
- Office Administrator
The self-running online inventory courses are attended via the Internet. These online inventory courses require up to two or three continuous hours of attendance. Students are initially contacted by email with instructions on how to take the course about how to manage inventory for which they have registered. This makes the classes more convenient for students. All materials are included in the price of the course and will be available online while attending classes. These courses are nonrefundable. Instructions for these courses are usually sent within a few days of registration. Normally, the Society likes to see these types of courses completed within a month of having sent out the instructions. If too much time elapses without a course being completed the student may have to register for it again.
It is each student's responsibility to contact the Society if instructions are not received within the time frames listed above. Failure to do so may result in additional fees. Students can contact the Society at 630-859-0250 or at

Start Date: Open
End Date: Open
Your Price: $154.00