Melbourne, Australia, December 5, 2017 – and Smart Software announced a new content sharing alliance as part of Smart Software’s sponsorship of The alliance brings together, the leading provider of spare parts related online training, and Smart Software, a global leader in demand planning and forecasting solutions.

This alliance will enable to expand its already extensive knowledge base to include more demand planning and forecasting content. In turn, Smart Software will make use of content to provide a greater breadth of know-how to its clients.

Referring to this alliance, Mr. Greg Hartunian, President & CEO of Smart Software said, ‘Phillip Slater is a global thought-leader in spare parts inventory management and has built into the leading online resource center for spare parts management practitioners. We are very excited to be associated with the site.’

‘In particular we were attracted by the global reach that the site provides and we want to be part of that reach into the future. Our mission is to provide analytical solutions that help our customers leverage their corporate data to plan for demand, optimize stock holding, and to generate significant economic return. By joining in 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.’

Phillip Slater, Founder of said, ‘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 training, with this alliance, our clients and subscribers will be introduced to additional content and a service provider that they can trust.’

Mr. Slater added, ‘We have been very selective in forming alliances and one of the attractions of Smart Software is that they have a clear understanding of one of the main problems with spare parts management: forecasting of parts that exhibit intermittent demand. Their APICS award-winning method for intermittent demand forecasting is a clear differentiator of Smart Software’s expertise and makes them a welcome addition to’

‘I suggest that anyone interested in understanding Smart Software’s approach register for their upcoming webinar.’

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About Smart Software Inc.

Since its founding in 1981, Smart Software has been a leading provider of demand planning, forecasting, and inventory optimization solutions.  Smart Software helps customers utilize their corporate data including sales history, demand signals, supplier transactions, and more to better forecast sales, optimize inventory stocking requirements, and identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.  Today hundreds of leading organizations around the globe including FedEx, The Home Depot, Metro-North Railroad, Disneyland Resorts, and MARS, as well as many mid- and small market enterprises use Smart Software solutions to improve forecast accuracy and optimize inventory levels.

About was launched in 2011 to provide online training specifically for spare parts inventory management. That is what makes this service unique. The site content has been developed in response to specific ‘real world’ spare parts management issues, rather than based on generic theory. The videos and training modules are developed from programs that have helped companies achieve some astonishing inventory optimization results – including inventory optimization exceeding 50%. The website is designed to give members the online training and support needed to become high achievers in spare parts inventory management.

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