UK Rail Industry Award presented to Unipart Rail for BS 11000 Collaboration
Dave Tilmouth on 24 February 2015 11:50:41
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Unipart Rail was recognised as the best in the industry for collaborative working at the prestigious UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) on the 19th February as they scooped the Collaborative Working Award.
The 2015 UK Rail Industry Awards are presented from a cross-industry panel of independent judges and are sponsored by Rail Technology Magazine. Unipart Rail was selected against some very strong competition from Network Rail, Thameslink, Thales, London Underground and Furrer and Frey.
Unipart Rail is the first company in the field of Supply Chain management and Logistics services for the Rail sector to achieve BS 11000, the new British Standard for collaborative working.
Both the BS 11000 certification and the UKRIA Award have now further evidenced Unipart Rail’s collaborative working practices in the Rail Industry and have acknowledged that Unipart Rail is not only an industry pioneer but also a leader in collaborative working.
In order to achieve such an ambition, it is vital to select the right partners. To this effect, Unipart Rail worked closely initially with FirstGroup to develop the processes and workflows required to have consistent, embedded and successful collaborative working arrangements between customer and supplier.
Collecting the Award on behalf of the Company, Isabelle Lloyd, Sales and Customer Service Director, commented that “this Award recognises the innovative approach that Unipart Rail has taken in developing true collaborative relationships with all of our customers. We are one of the critical suppliers to the industry with our extensive product portfolio, supply chain and lean consultancy services and working closer together with customers provides a strong basis for helping to support their businesses in the future.”