Subject Area: Inventory optimization solution
When most people think about spare parts inventory optimization, they tend to think of expensive inventory optimization software that requires lots of training and produces ‘slice and dice’ reports.
At least that’s my experience.
The problem is that with spare parts inventory nobody really needs that level of ‘fire power’.
And in any case, almost nobody in maintenance and operations trusts the results. (Come on, let’s be honest here.)
For the majority of companies (and I mean even very big ones) what they really need is a decision support tool to help their team members make better, more informed decisions.
A tool where they can understand and even explain to others the decision-making logic. That is how you build trust and achieve lasting results.
Have you been talking to vendors about a spare parts inventory optimization solution?
What is your experience regarding the level of transparency they have about their underlying technology?
That is, how their software works.
It has been my experience that most vendors treat their technology as ‘proprietary and secret’.
They are effectively saying, ‘trust us’.
To me that seems like a strange response.
If you can’t explain how it works, how can you build trust with your team, especially the operations and maintenance people?
If you are still looking for an inventory optimization solution, I have one that is transparent in its operation and easy to explain. It also works!
If implementing inventory optimization software is a concern for you, I have a solution.
Please contact me to discuss how I can help you get this right.
Keep on improving!
Posted by Phillip Slater