The UK rail industry needs a growing supply chain to satisfy customer demands today and for many years to come.
This workstream aims to develop and encourage activities and behaviours to increase conﬁdence as well as removing the barriers to growth, allowing the supply chain to reach its potential. This will involve listening to the supply chain and working with client groups to develop actions and initiatives.
In recent months the RSG has consulted with the supply chain through a number of workshop events. More recently, the Group has carried out a cross-industry survey to understand the extent and eﬀect of two signiﬁcant barriers to growth: late payments and product and service substitution.
More work will follow to understand how these issues can be addressed, particularly with the client groups. Work will also continue to develop a better understanding of current procurement practices for the beneﬁt of customers, client groups and the supply chain.
For any questions about the work of this workstream, please get in touch using the details below.
Telephone: 01332 221010
February 4, 2019
The Rail Sector Deal seeks to create whole-life unit cost reductions and deliverability improvements for DR infrastructure, thereby allowing the DR programme to be more ambitious than what would be possible otherwise. Productivity improvements could be achieved through a number of different channels. Most immediately, a reduction in unit cost in line with the Rail […]
Structure of the Rail Sector Deal The Rail Delivery Group and Rail Supply Group, supported by the Railway Industry Association, the Rail Alliance, Rail Forum East Midlands, and a number of individual businesses and stakeholders from across the rail and digital sectors, have developed a proposal for a Sector Deal for the rail industry. The […]
December 13, 2018
The Rail Supply Group’s SME council* is hosting a conference during the afternoon of the 28th January in central London. The purpose of the event will be to provide a forum through which the upper tiers of the rail supply chain can communicate its aspirations to engage more widely with small to medium sized companies […]