Sparesology ® is a term coined as a shortcut for the discipline of optimizing the physical, financial, process, and human resource management of spare parts. Sparesology is more than just inventory optimization Sparesology requires an understanding of the complete ecosystem within which spare parts are managed, and it seeks to
Better Spare Parts Management Starts Here What happens when one person uses spare parts inventory management acronyms and abbreviations and another person either doesn’t know what is meant, or worse they think that it means something different? Wasted time and expensive mistakes. To help you through this minefield we have
In this 2 Minute Tutorial Phillip Slater defines and discusses insurance spares, their main attributes and how they are different from other types of spare parts. Understanding these issues helps you in determining why you hold the spare parts that you hold.
In this 2 Minute Tutorial Phillip Slater identifies three ways that companies create their obsolete spare parts inventory. By understanding these issues you can take the first steps to limiting and even eliminating obsolete spare parts inventory!
Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) Definition Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) is an inventory management term that identifies and distinguishes a single inventory item from
Insurance Spare Definition An insurance spare is a spare part that you hold as a part of your spare parts inventory, that you would not typically
The following video is an extract from a recent webcast on inventory accuracy and Why it Matters. Here Phillip Slater discusses two different definitions of inventory accuracy. Understanding that, from an inventory management perspective, we need to be concerned with accuracy at an individual item level tells us that to maintain an accurate inventory companies […]
The idea of providing an inventory accuracy definition may seem a bit redundant – after all the word accuracy is understood and who doesn’t want an accurate inventory? The purpose of providing this inventory accuracy definition, therefore, is to provide a useful inventory accuracy definition so that the actions required to maintain an accurate inventory should also […]
Stock turns is an inventory metric that measures the rate at which the inventory is used. The most typical way to calculate the stock turns is to
Glossary: Definition of Just In Time (JIT) Just In Time (JIT) is perhaps the most often quoted, and yet misunderstood, term in management. JIT, developed as one pillar in the Toyota Production System (the other being autonomation), is a production management method that aims to eliminate waste and improve product flow on a production line. […]