Work Pipeline Visibility Charter

The Rail Supply Group is proud to launch its government backed Work Pipeline Visibility Charter for businesses across the UK that supply services or products to the rail sector. As signatories of the Charter, businesses will be giving their commitment to sharing their work pipeline information with their suppliers.

We are asking all those businesses supplying the rail industry – infrastructure contractors, technology suppliers, consultancies, OEMs, project management companies and SME specialist suppliers – to commit to the Rail Supply Group’s Charter:

We will provide work pipeline visibility across the supply chain to allow our suppliers to plan and invest with confidence, driving improvements in productivity, collaboration, and delivery of outcomes.


Why should your Business sign RSG’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter?

By making your work pipeline visible to your suppliers, your organisation will:

  1. Drive improvements in productivity by giving your suppliers sufficient time to plan the delivery of work efficiently and safely.
  2. Help our suppliers manage changes in work volumes.
  3. Increase the pace of delivery.
  4. Create the conditions that mean our suppliers can make planning and investment decisions with confidence.
  5. Increase supply chain collaboration and engagement whilst maintaining customer-supplier confidentiality
  6. Mitigate delivery risks associated with resource availability and constraints
  7. Improve value for money and delivery of outcomes.

In February 2021, the Rail Supply Group published its ACT NOW Improving Work Pipeline Visibility: Update and Next Steps Report. This Charter is a key action from this report which found – following 8 pilot studies with 29 organisations – that the whole of the rail industry is in a position where customers and suppliers can provide in-flight visibility of their project expenditure pipelines.

What’s the background to the charter?

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The End Game: One Giant Step

Darren James“We are asking all suppliers to sign the Charter, we ask that you are proactive in your commitment and use our branding to publicise the fact that your business is committed to creating a more transparent and collaborative working culture for the benefit of our entire industry.

This is one step along the way towards increasing work pipeline visibility across the industry, creating a far more collaborative working environment for us all.”

Darren James, Rail Supply Group’s Work Pipeline Visibility Charter Champion and CEO, Keltbray


The Work Pipeline Visibility Charter

Through signing the Charter, each signatory business is pledging to make available their pipeline of work to all their suppliers whilst maintaining customer-supplier confidentiality. We recommend that each business:

  • Appoint a senior member of staff to Champion the Charter.
  • Actively encourage Charter awareness amongst its suppliers and drive improvements with its clients.
  • Use the Charter branding provided by RSG to promote your business’ commitment amongst the wider rail industry including all your suppliers and your colleagues.

In return the Rail Supply Group, comprising of The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Transport (DfT), client representatives Network Rail and HS2, industry representatives, trade associations, and trade union representatives will support you in raising awareness of your commitment to work pipeline transparency.

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Charter Signatories