Half way through its first phase, the Rail Supply Group’s Best Practice Workshop programme is now well into its stride, attracting audiences and speakers from the entire breadth of UK industry. We’ve learned from HS2, Network Rail and top tier contractors about how Whole Life Cost and BIM will be central to their delivery process, with case studies where these modern methods have broken rail traditions and delivered truly ground-breaking projects - all thought provoking stuff. And they’ve listened too. Change is not always comfortable, but change Rail must. Challenging convention, the discussion our first two events engaged with the Supply Chain was realistic and to the point, all recorded and fed back to the top.
So, what’s next?
Our next stop is the NEC, with Lean Manufacturing as our study. The philosophy of ‘Minimised Cost, Maximised Value’ has helped regenerate the UK’s automotive sector, which remains a benchmark for Lean’s still evolving processes. Speakers from automotive, manufacturing and healthcare as well as from the rail industry itself will share their experience of adopting and adapting Lean principles for best efficiency and customer experience in their sector. This subject is a key focus for rail in re-thinking its supply chain methodology and a forum for other industries to engage with the opportunities in the sector.
Who should attend?
These workshops create fascinating, engaging exchanges and a sounding board for forward thinking engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, designers… indeed anyone committed to developing the rail industry as a truly modern, progressive environment that will compete at world level. This topic is for ALL areas of rail from trains to ticketing. And for companies considering the huge opportunities for growth in the sector this represents an ideal introduction.
These are unique Rail Supply Chain events - we sincerely hope to see you