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Keeping the Rail Supply Chain Operating during the Lockdown

Keeping the Rail Supply Chain Operating during the Lockdown



Unipart Rail occupies a critical position in the rail supply chain. As the supply chain partner of many of the well known train operating companies and infrastructure repair/renewal contractors, our role in managing the supply base to meet changing demands has required a systematic response....



Understanding our Customers’ Needs

Understanding our Customers’ Needs

What do they want and how do we deliver it…and more


Tags: Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Value - Increased Performance Value - Optimised Cost Value - Reduced Risk


The day-to-day. It can get in the way of having a proper long-term strategy – and you have that little voice in your head saying “There must be a better way of doing this…but I don’t have time to look!”....



Managing Risk in the Supply Chain

Managing Risk in the Supply Chain

We make it go away by managing inventory and availability


Tags: Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Value - Increased Performance Value - Optimised Cost Value - Reduced Risk


It’s tempting, isn’t it, to make sure that you have more than enough of a material to make sure you can ‘ride out’ any disruption to the supply chain. And having a cupboard with these items ‘squirrelled away’ isn’t harmful to the business – it stands to reason that this will remove risk....



Upstream Management in Supply Chain

Upstream Management in Supply Chain

How a strong supply base is essential to collaborating at the “sharp end”


Tags: Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Value - Increased Performance Value - Innovation Value - Optimised Cost


Your maintenance, project or renewal is planned to ensure that there is minimum impact on the availability of the track whilst managing risk and costs.

And once all the materials are ordered, you can be confident that they will arrive on time - because your supplier has said they will. But there ...



You buy products - we supply expertise

You buy products - we supply expertise

We could make the vital difference


Tags: Infrastructure Supply Chain Management Value - Increased Performance Value - Innovation Value - Optimised Cost


You can’t do everything. It’s just a fact. You need to rely on your colleagues to do their jobs so you can do yours. But what if your organisation - whilst competent - just doesn’t have the right skills to do a PERFECT job?...



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Dave Tilmouth

Head of Marketing Communications

I'm Head of Marketing Communications for Unipart Rail, so I get to be involved in lots of exciting stuff across Traction & Rolling Stock, Infrastructure and road traffic. My colleagues know me as someone who has a perspective on everything, as well as being a bit of an extrovert!

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