The Founder of SparePartsKnowHow.com is Phillip Slater, a global leader and consultant on materials management and specifically, engineering spare parts inventory management and optimization.
Significant Industry-Wide Experience
With more than 30 years experience Phillip has had a career-long focus on improving business performance and has worked in a wide range of industries in 35 countries, including: Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Paper, Smelting, Steel, Petrochemicals, Utilities, Parts Wholesaling, and Transport. Phillip has engineering and maintenance degrees from The University of New South Wales and Monash University.
Working with the University of Kansas Phillip developed and oversees the KU Spare Parts Inventory Management program.
In 2012 Phillip was honored with a national Leadership in Logistics Education Award.
In 2017, Corporate Vision Magazine awarded SparePartsKnowHow.com with a Business Innovator Award
Phillip Slater – Management Consultant
Phillip is active as a management consultant and since 2001 Phillip has advised:
- 435 companies
- in 35 countries
- with +1,200 storerooms
- holding $6.0 bn of inventory
Phillip’s work results in companies achieving better parts management, more reliable spare parts supply and saving hundreds of millions of dollars in expenditure on spare parts items.
Phillip is in demand internationally as an expert conference speaker, having provided papers and presentations to more than 50 conferences and industry groups, on four continents. In addition, Phillip has been published more than 250 times in industry and trade magazines around the world.
For more consulting analysis and advice please visit the Phillip Slater website.