RIA has established an initiative on supply chain management, known as the Value Improvement Programme. The aim is to drive waste out of the supply chain by both promoting cultural change within and between companies and, in the case of manufacturers, by making substantial process improvements on the shop floor. This initiative is of great importance to the whole supply industry, and indeed to the railway itself. It also complements the recent BS11000 collaborative framework initative.
We have run a significant programme of workshops with Network Rail and are discussing further workshops.
A Question and Answer brief describing the scheme is available, along with a Code of Practice, agreed for the purposes of VIP workshops with other key players in the industry.
For further information on the VIP initiative, or for details of how to become more involved, contact Peter Loosley at RIA. Our partners in the VIP initiative are Sigma.
Further information: VIP: Your Questions Answered.