Webinar: 8 Reasons Why Spare Parts Inventory Management is Different

This free webinar is presented in association with the University of Kansas.

webinarHere is the summary:

Many conventions of spare parts inventory management are different from those of the usual supply chain and inventory management.

The classic supply chain theory (and most training) is based on what can be called a “retail model,” the model most often associated with retail management and fast-moving consumer goods.

This free webinar from globally recognized consultant Phillip Slater will introduce 8 ways in which the inventory management of spare parts held for maintenance and operations is different to the standard “retail model.”

All the details are available to the KU registration page.

Best Practice for Spare Parts Management

Please Join Our Best Practice Webinar with Phillip Slater


best practiceWhat constitutes best practice?

How do you know if what you do, or are advised to do, will make you a leader in the field, or even make any difference at all?

What are the few things that you should focus on to get the best return on your investment of time and money?

These questions are at the heart of understanding best practices.

To find the answers, Phillip Slater, Spare Parts Management Specialist and Founder of SparePartsKnowHow.com, surveyed hundreds of storerooms over a period of years.

Phillip was able to differentiate between the high and low performers and identify seven practices that high performers execute better and more consistently than everyone else.

Please join our webinar as Phillip reviews the seven best practices that emerged from this work.

Using a proprietary diagnostic tool, Phillip was able to differentiate between the high and low performers and identify the practices that high performers execute better and more consistently than everyone else.

The result of this work is the definitive identification of best practice for spare parts inventory management.

For the benefit of both our clients and our wider network, Smart Software has arranged for Phillip to present this special one-hour webinar, to review his investigation and the seven best practices that emerged.

These are, in effect, ‘what good looks like.’

Learn clear actions you can take to improve your spare parts inventory management results.

Our webinar is free but you must register to attend.

If you are interested but cannot join us please register anyway – we will record our session and share the link with all registrants. Please include your business email in your registration. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.


Caring for your heavy equipments

Caring for your heavy equipment when it’s not in use it vital to helping extend its lifespan and ensure that it is effective as long as possible. This is especially true during the winter, when it may go months without being used, sometimes in less than ideal weather conditions. Construction equipment maintenance is an important part of ownership.

Before you buy heavy construction equipment, you should make sure that you have a proper place to store it when it is not in use. Harsh weather conditions can cause a rapid deterioration of your equipment if it is left outside, exposed to the elements. Ideally, you should find somewhere that is both covered and heated for the best care for your bulldozers, excavators, and other equipment.

Battery maintenance is an important part of heavy equipment maintenance over the winter. To make sure they are properly cared for, remove them from your equipment and store them in a warm, dry place. This will help make sure they are ready to go for spring, or the next time you need to use the equipment.