Workshop - Sept 18 - Inventory Management Basics - Online

September 18, 2020
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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1/2 DAY WORKSHOP - Inventory basics and Inventory Replenishment

  • Online format 18 Sept 8am-1200noon Pacific
  • Meeting registraton info will be given after registration confrimation. 
  • Includes virtual workbook.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT  - High level outline:

  • Fundamentals of Inventory Management
  • Purpose and Function of Inventory
  • Inventory Replenishment Management
  • Additional Inventory Management Techniques and Inventory
  • Introduction to DDMRP and comparison to  MRP and Lean systems
  • Forecasting basics as related to Inventory
  • Inventory Mgt software demo(free!)

If you are taking or preparing for an APICS Class or Exam, this an excellent primer on Inventory


  • 8am to 12 noon Pacific time. 
  • Faciliated by World class instructor and expert on Inventory
  • Good for 4 APICS cert maint points 
  • Free parking(LOL)
  • Check your computer settings with zoom first



  • What is inventory management and how it connects to the strategic processes of a business.   Demand and Supply balancing using inventory.   
  • Levels and characteristics of inventory in a business.  Costing basics.
  • Inventory replenishment methods:  Kanban, Reorder point, safety stock, EOQ and min max. 
  • Financial statement basics.   Inventory metrics such as: turn, obsolesce and ratios.
  • Counting methods,  such as periodic and cycle counting.
  • Introduction to DDMRP new system of Inventory Mgt.   Explanation of buffers.
  • Review of inventory management software including examples of free software and cloud based solutions.



Roberta McPhail is currently an independent consultant and trainer specializing in Supply Chain. 

In her 30 plus year career, she has extensive cross functional experience in all levels of Supply chain with a focus on continuous improvement.  Roberta brings to the table expert knowledge in the areas of:  Project Scheduling, Master scheduling, repetitive/lean scheduling, forecasting, demand mgt, international procurement, distribution planning and MRPERP systems. Roberta has held senior level positions responsible for the planning, execution and distribution processes for multi-site multinational manufacturing companies.  This would include senior planning responsibilities for both China and Indian Operations.   

Roberta is certified CPIM, CIRM, DDPP, DDLP and CLTD.   She currently is teaching APICS certification classes as a Master Instructor for the APICS Vancouver chapter via British Columbia Institute of Technology and Camosun College as well as corporate engagements thru out Western Canada.   She is the 1st instructor in North America to become both DDPP and DDLP instructor endorsed from the Demand Driven Institute and is also a Fresh Connections Simulation trainer.    She is an associate Consultant with CMG Group (a leading DDMRP consulting firm)

Roberta’s presentation style has been described as Dynamic, Fun and Educational.  You will find her sense of humor refreshing and excels at making technical material easy and enjoyable to learn.

You can contact her via [email protected] and her linkedin info


$200.00 APICS Member Individual Ticket
$175.00 Earlybird rate before August 17

$250.00 Public non member ticket
$225.00 Earlybird rate before August 17