Inventory Management and Supply Chain Educator Breaks Down the Barriers to Online Training

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  • (1888PressRelease) September 10, 2013 - Phillip Slater, Founder of, has announced a game-changing move in the provision of online training for spare parts inventory management and optimization.

    "Due to recent growth in the subscriber base at we will now provide all online training courses as part of the Premium Subscription to the website", said Mr. Slater. "This means that there is no extra charge for taking any of our online training courses - subscribers can take one course or all courses on offer, all for one small annual fee."

    Mr. Slater went on to explain, "Our research has told us that there are two main barriers to the uptake of online training. One is the risk that the course may not cover the content that the trainee is looking for; the other is the need for the trainee to seek financial approval any time that they want to commence a new course. This game changing move eliminates this risk and effectively removes both of those barriers."

    Mr. Slater went on to explain that the inclusion of online training adds a whole new layer of structured skills development to the extensive resources of articles, training videos, audios, case studies, and presentations available at - all for one simple, totally inclusive fee. "Think of this as providing access to an exclusive online spare parts management university!", he said.

    Online training is a fast growing segment that is not only saves companies money in travel and other expenses but is also provides new flexible ways to deliver and support training programs. This helps those in remote areas, on shift, or with small local teams gain access to material that they couldn't previously access without massive cost and disruption to their daily activities. Online training also enables greater opportunities to support the participants over time because their exposure is not limited to an intensive 2 or 3 day event. This, in turn, leads to greater take up and retention of the material.

    In 2012, the Logistics Association of Australia honored Mr. Slater by awarding him the prestigious Kim Rothwell Leadership in Logistics Education Award. At the time, Ms. Jo Baker, Executive Manager at the LAA said, "We wanted to recognize Mr. Slater not only for his work as a consultant and author in spare parts and inventory management but also for his contributions as a leader in the application of digital technology to supply chain and inventory management issues and solutions. Through his establishment of, Mr. Slater has become a digital pioneer in his pursuit of educating others about spare parts and inventory management."

    This game-changing move in the area of spare parts inventory management online training reinforces the decision of the LAA.

    About Phillip Slater
    Phillip Slater is the Founder of, a seasoned management consultant, and a published author. Phillip holds degrees from the University of NSW and Monash University. He has authored eight operations management books, including Smart Inventory Solutions (now in a 2nd Ed.) and The Optimization Trap. He is in demand internationally as a consultant, conference speaker, and trainer and has been published more than 140 times in industry and trade magazines around the world.

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