Course detail: TECH1080 - Online Certificate in Spare Parts Inventory Management


This ten-week online course will help you develop the expertise, skills, policies, and systems to minimize your spare parts investment and maximize your spare parts availability. Based upon instructor Phillip Slater’s book, Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology, this course is designed for managers, storeroom personnel, procurement team members, planners, and maintenance personnel.

Upon the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking to identify, analyze, and solve spare parts inventory management problems.
  • Develop and implement a spare parts management system appropriate to an organization’s resources and needs.
  • Identify and differentiate critical spare parts and determine appropriate actions for stocking and supply.
  • Evaluate existing and planned spare parts holding levels and determine if they are appropriate based on demand and supply constraints.
  • Determine the suitability and application of bar coding systems as a tool for spare parts management.
  • Develop and critique sparing plans for both First-time-buy (capital purchases) and Last-time-buy.
  • Plan for and identify opportunities for minimizing spare parts obsolescence.

 Session Detail:  PT19080O
Schedule: Every week on Monday, starting on 09/10/18 and ending on 11/19/18
Times: 06:00pm - 07:00pm
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Price: Registration : $1995.00
Meets live online on Mondays at 6 PM, US Central Time. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day.

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Phillip Slater
Phillip Slater
Biography: Phillip Slater is a global leader and consultant on materials management and specifically, engineering spare parts inventory management and optimization. In 2012 Phillip was honored with a national Leadership in Logistics Education Award.
With more than 30 years' experience, Phillip has had a career-long focus on improving business performance and has worked in 34 countries with a wide range of industries, 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.
Phillip Slater

Facility Detail
Live Online Training
Meets live online weekly

Cancellation Policy
A refund less a $30.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 14 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.