Subject Area: Spare Parts Inventory Optimization & Management Training and Resources
Companies manage their spare parts inventory assuming that ‘standard’ inventory management tools and techniques apply equally to this type of inventory.
They do not.
Spare parts management is far more complex than most inventory management because of a range of factors, including the impact of equipment criticality and the need to hold insurance spares.
At SparePartsKnowHow.com we will show you why the ‘standard’ techniques don’t work and provide you with simple, effective, step-by-step techniques and tools that do work.
With the help of our training you will be able to:
- Truly optimize your spare parts inventory.
- Eliminate the overstocking of parts.
- Prevent the accumulation of excess & obsolete inventory.
- Improve parts availability.
- Minimize your equipment downtime.
The Pro Level Membership
With access to all our key resources, a Pro Level Membership will equip you with the know-how and skills to become a ‘thought leader’ in spare parts inventory management. Our Pro Level is an ‘All Access Pass’ to SparePartsKnowHow.com
The Advanced Spare Parts Management Course
Learn how to correctly manage MRO and spare parts so that you can improve the way your company manages this inventory. Ideal if your goal is to update your company’s approach and systems for spare parts management.
‘Must Know’ Training
Our ‘Must Know’ training short-course teaches, as the name suggests, the absolute ‘must know’ information, tools, and techniques required for effective spare parts management. The fastest way to learn spare parts management – guaranteed.
Online Boot Camp
A live, online, interactive, team-based delivery of our ‘Must Know’ Training course designed to provide your team with a common understanding of the essentials of spare parts inventory management.
All of our training comes with on-demand online support to answer any questions relating to the application or our content.
Despite your best efforts do you still have:
- Too much inventory.
- Unacceptable parts availability.
- No clear framework for management.
- Uncertainty about best practice.
- Unnecessary expense expediting parts delivery.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Typically, this happens because you are adhering to inventory management tools and techniques that were developed for manufacturing, retail, or wholesale inventory not operational spare parts and MRO.
SparePartsKnowHow.com teaches simple, effective, step-by-step techniques and tools to help you make better decisions and generate improvements in spare parts management.
Our tools and techniques will help transform your spare parts management as they are::
- ‘Real world’, not theoretical or based on pointless statistical analysis
- Specifically applicable to MRO and spare parts inventory, not generic supply chain management
- Immediately usable – simple, clear, and useful
Continual use of inappropriate tools and techniques means that you will continue to experience excess inventory, higher costs, parts shortages, and ongoing uncertainty.
By applying the right techniques you can safely and sustainably reduce your inventory, reduce costs, minimize risk, and achieve more certainty.
Identify what to stock:
Our ‘planning horizon’, 7 questions, and identifying critical inventory approaches make it clear what you should, and should not, hold in your inventory.
Determine how many to stock:
Using a simple, clear, and immediately useable approach anyone can determine the right holding level in just a few minutes.
Identify and implement best practice:
Through extensive research we have identified the 7 best practices that make a real difference to your results.
Manage with effective metrics and reporting:
We will show you the ‘dashboard’ that gives you clear insight.
Minimize disposal and obsolescence:
With both ‘first-time-buy’ and ‘end-of-life’ management we show you how to avoid getting stuck with inventory you don’t want or need
Maintain an ordered and controlled storeroom:
We show you what works with both physical and procedural management.
Implement change with confidence:
Our ‘Pilot to Productive’ process shows the practical steps for success.
Shaw Industries Group
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with the Reliability and Maintainability Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“Achieving your spare parts management goals requires specific process and decision-making skills. You can either adopt these and improve, or stay where you are.”
SparePartsKnowHow.com was founded by Phillip Slater, a spare parts management specialist, with +35 years’ experience and a career-long focus on improving business performance. Phillip is a consultant, author, trainer, and conference speaker. Read more about Phillip…