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Online Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM)

IPICS have introduced the Online Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM) course.  These online interactive meetings will be delivered in the evenings by an APICS recognised Instructor.

The Online Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM) course has been designed by ASCM (APICS) to reduce knowledge gaps, use standard terminology developed by the industry and enhance internal communications across the extended supply chain.

The Online Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM) course is suitable for supply chain professionals:

  • Start or restart your ASCM (APICS) supply chain education journey
  • As part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) collect maintenance points for your existing APICS CPIM, CSCP or CLTD Certifications
  • A stepping stone for those inspired to enroll in:

ASCM Procurement Certificate program, ASCM Warehousing Certificate program, ASCM Planning Certificate Program

Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

The Online Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM) course is built on pre-course homework, this is a pre-requisite to be able to actively participate and deepen knowledge.

The classes cover the complete FIM course, facilitiate discussions among students and allow them to clarify topics related to the actual class.

FIM covers the following modules:
Module 1: Operations Management
Module 2: Introduction to Inventory Management
Module 3: Purpose & Function of Inventory
Module 4: Inventory Replenishmnet Management
Module 5: Inventory Replenishment Techniques & Inventory Performance
Module 6: Lean Inventory – Theory and Practice
Module 7: Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement
Module 8: Sourcing Strategies
Module 9: Purchase Order Management and Performace Measurement

The FIM Online classes on Monday evenings from 7pm to 9pm include the following:

  • Nine two-hour online classes from 7pm to 9pm Dublin / London time on Monday evenings for Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM) by an officially recognised APICS instructor starting on Monday 14th November 2022 for 9 weeks to Monday 13th February 2023.
  • ASCM FIM e-Learning System: including Instructor-led slides, Case Studies accompanied with a series of questions and quizzes facilitating discussion, Online access for one year
  • APICS Dictionary App can be downloaded to your smartphone
  • Online supply chain simulation activity is used to achieve a good understanding of supply chain trade-offs and achieve a positive return on investment (ROI)
  • Class size minimum of 5 to a maximum class size of 15
  • Course price is €1095 per course participant
  • Each course participant is entitled to collect 27 certification maintenance points towards maintaining an already existing APICS certification.  However, the course participant will have access to all the five Foundations of Supply Chain Management courses and upon completion of all five online courses a total of 135 certification maintenance points can be collected.

Foundations of Supply Chain Management course overview guides is shown in the following link:

Foundations of Supply Chain Management course overview guide

Foundation of Inventory Management (FIM) course flyer is shown in the following link:

Foundations of Inventroy Management (FIM) course flyer

Foundation of Inventory Management (FIM) course video:

Here’s an overview of the IPICS Online Courses for CPIM Part 1, CPIM Part 2, CSCP and CLTD:

For any enquiries about our Foundations of Inventory Management Online Course please contact Elaine at admin@ipics.ie

Terms and Conditions of the Online Courses:

  • Foundations of Inventory Management (FIM) Course Materials are non refundable should a participant decide not to participate in the Online Course
  • This product is non transferrable and non refundable
  • Unused hours will be forefeited

Register Now:  Contact Elaine at IPICS today  at 01 902 3729 or download the course registration below.

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*Please note course prices do not include exam registration fees or membership.*

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I have found the APICS modules to be very beneficial to my career. The content is very relevant to any supply chain role. I enjoyed attending the cour..."[read more]

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