Supply Chain and Inventory Management Skills Training for Pharmacy Technicians

Supply Chain and Inventory Management Skills Training for Pharmacy Technicians

Managing supply chain and product inventory in the pharmacy is an important role. This course prepares pharmacy technicians to take on this important responsibility through training on regulations that ensure product safety, required inventory documentation and record keeping, and the role of suppliers and supply chain entities.

Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE course, pharmacy technicians should be able to:
1. Recognize the regulatory agencies that register or license supply chain entities
2. Identify specific regulations that apply to the sale and purchase of prescription products
3. Describe the different types of suppliers, including limitations on their ability to obtain and/or sell products
4. Authenticate suppliers as legitimate
5. Identify risky situations that increase the chance of receiving counterfeit or illegitimate products
6. Discuss health-system use of obtaining products outside of a wholesaler or manufacturer (white/brown bagging, etc.)
7. Demonstrate when obtaining products from another pharmacy is allowed
8. Calculate days supply or turn rates of inventory
9. Describe different types of inventory management strategies
10. Explain the process to perform and document inventories of controlled substances
11. Recognize suspicious signs that received product may be diverted or illegitimate
12. Assess documentation including transaction data to determine product authenticity
13. Demonstrate appropriate steps to take when a product is suspicious and may be illegitimate

Denise Frank, BPharm, RPh, FACA
Frank Consulting, LLC

Denise Frank has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: July 15, 2022
Planned Expiration Date: July 15, 2025

Copyright 2022, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-22-292-H04-T
Application-based CPE Activity

CEImpact is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Obtain CPE credit by completing the course, followed by the exam and evaluation (if applicable). Once successfully completed, your course will appear in your Completed Courses tab. Access your CPE statement of credit at

¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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3h 0m

Topic Designator

Disease State/Drug Therapy



ACPE Topic

04 Pharmacy Administration





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