New Alliance Extends and Simplifies Access to Spare Parts Management Tools and Services

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 01, 2014 - Melbourne, Australia - Today, Phillip Slater, the Founder of, announced the creation of the Spare Parts Alliance, an initiative that will simplify access to spare parts management tools and services for anyone involved in spare parts management. The alliance brings together non-competitive organizations providing complementary services in the area of spare parts management.

    At the launch of the alliance Mr. Slater also announced that the British company sparesFinder has joined the alliance as a foundation member.

    This alliance creates an extended network of trusted providers of tools and services and provides three major benefits for practitioners in spare parts management. First, practitioners will be exposed to trusted vendors that they might not otherwise meet. Second, this will significantly improve their procurement efficiency and cut procurement times. Third, they will ultimately benefit from improved spare parts management with reduced costs and greater parts availability.

    As part of the announcement David Stroud, the CEO of sparesFinder said, 'Phillip Slater is a world leader in the area of spare parts management and has built into a unique online resource center for spare parts management practitioners and we are delighted to be associated with the site'.

    'In particular we were attracted by the global reach that the site has achieved in a relatively short time and we want to be part of that reach into the future. By joining this alliance we expect to gain even further exposure to the global community of spare parts management professionals. In turn, this means that more companies will be able to achieve their spare parts management goals.'

    Mr. Slater added, ' Our vision is to become the central hub for anyone involved in spare parts management, anywhere in the world. In addition to our own online resource center and associated consulting and training, with this alliance our clients and subscribers will be introduced to service providers that they can trust because they are part of the alliance. This will, in turn, shorten their procurement cycles and help them achieve better results. All they need to do is contact us and we will direct them to the right service.'

    'From the supplier side, our subscriber base now extends to 112 countries and the flagship resource center at is widely recognized as the premier location for spare parts management resources and online training'.

    "Over time we intend to extend this alliance through the inclusion of more non-competitive, complementary, and industry targeted providers.'

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    About was launched in 2012 and is online resource center specifically developed to assist practitioners involved in spare parts management. The site provides subscription-based access to a wide range of videos, articles, training programs, assessment tools, and other resources designed to help companies work towards and achieve best practice spare parts management. For more information please visit

    About sparesFinder
    sparesFinder helps companies solve materials data challenges and provides the tools needed to deliver significant savings beyond data cleaning. sparesFinder has more than 15 years' experience of working with multinational companies in over 90 countries and in many languages. For more information please visit

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