Spare parts management needs special treatment, somewhat different from the inventory management of regular items. This is because the purpose of keeping a stock of these items are different – to serve as a replacement to the worn-out parts in the machinery. One of the realities of the spare parts management scene is stockouts of spares in the midst of high stock levels. Even when the shelves of a spinning mill’s stores are overflowing, the maintenance engineers would not get some desired spares when needed. The word spare or spare part is used here as a general term for indicating all kind of items needed by the maintenance department.