Phillip Slater is a world leader in spare parts inventory management. With more than 30 years’ experience Phillip has helped rebuild and reorganize MRO stores and spare parts management systems for asset-intensive organizations in 35 countries. While he is university qualified in both mechanical and maintenance engineering, Phillip’s greatest lessons in spare parts management came from his time working as a maintenance engineer and operations manager.
Phillip is the author of 9 books, including Spare Parts Inventory Management, Smart Inventory Solutions and The Optimization Trap and has been published more than 250 times in industry and trade magazines around the world. In 2012 Phillip was honoured by the Logistics Association of Australia with an award for leadership in logistics education. Phillip is also the Founder of SparePartsKnowHow.com, an online training and resource centre dedicated to spare parts inventory management and his newsletter is read by practitioners in more than 120 countries.