Supply Chain Fundamentals: Inventory Management (Online)

Course Description

This course prepares students in the basics of inventory control and management operations and the role of inventory management within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course includes presentations of the key elements of inventory control and management including: inventory cost components, types and uses of inventory, planning inventory levels, maintaining inventory accuracy, and metrics and roles associated with inventory management.

Important Course Information

Access to the content for this course requires you to set up a password for your Georgia Tech (GT) account different from your account and password on this website.  

After you complete your registration follow the "How to Access Your Course Content" instructions which display on the section details (summary) page for this course.

This is a self-paced online course.  You may register anytime before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Available Online Sections

Access Begins Access Ends Registration Deadline Format Cost CRN
Section Details Mar 7, 2018 Mar 7, 2019 Sep 18, 2018 Online $350 18589
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15830 Sep 8, 2015 Sep 2, 2016 Online $350
16497 Mar 3, 2016 Mar 3, 2017 Online $350
16781 Sep 4, 2016 Sep 4, 2017 Online $350
17595 Mar 8, 2017 Mar 4, 2018 Online $350
17832 Sep 5, 2017 Sep 5, 2018 Online $350

Who Should Attend

  • Sourcing Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Clerks, Representatives, Agents, Leads, and Specialists
  • Procurement Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Specialists
  • Contract Development Specialists, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Supervisors
  • Buyers, Senior Buyers
  • Buyer/Planners
  • Purchasing Analysts, Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, and Specialists
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists, Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers

How You Will Benefit

Participants will gain a solid understanding of the basics of inventory control and management operations and the role of inventory management within an organization’s overall supply chain. . The course prepares students to be effective in entry-level and supervisory roles in inventory control and management. The use of simulation games will provide students with insights regarding real world decision making. The course may also be beneficial to executives new to inventory management field as the course provides a solid overview of the basics of the field. The course also prepares students to take the national CSCMP/LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies) certification exam in Inventory Management.


  • Learning Block 1 – Introduction to Inventory Management
  • Learning Block 2 – Monitoring and Analyzing Inventory Management
  • Learning Block 3 – Inventory Control
  • Learning Block 4 – Inventory Management and Forecasting
  • Learning Block 5 - Managing Inventory in the Supply Chain
  • Learning Block 6 – Inventory Performance Measurement & Financial Implications
  • Learning Block 7 – Introduction to the Supply Chain game
  • Supply Chain Game – Round I
  • Supply Chain Game – Round II
  • Supply Chain Game – Round III



  • Computer with speakers to access online content


  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials until the course end date

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown


Technology Requirements

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