Asset, programme & supply chain management (APSCM)

Bringing together train operating companies, freight operators, contractors, Network Rail as well as representatives from the DfT and ORR to find new ways of working together.

Purpose

To ensure that planning and decisions about work on the network deliver the best value, maximum benefits and minimal disruption to passenger and freight services.

Objectives

  • To change how the industry works together to plan access and possessions for vital maintenance and improvement work, to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve services
  • To improve utilisation of possessions so that 'time on tools' and productivity can be increased and disruption to services minimised
  • To reduce the amount of disruptive access required thereby freeing up more time for operators, particularly looking to reduce the number of weekend and Sunday possessions
  • To work together to identify and remove switches and crossings that are no longer needed but which can be costly to maintain and replace
  • To reduce cross-industry contingency costs through better collaboration and better cross industry management of contingency and risk
  • To review the scope, planning and delivery of major enhancement projects to ensure that these are optimised and represent best value for moneythe scope, planning and delivery of major enhancement projects to ensure that these are optimised and represent best value for money

Outputs

Members of the APSCM working group

Chair: Phil Hufton (Network Rail)
RDG Lead: Walter Roux
Members: Anit Chandarana (Network Rail), Dan Boyde (RDG/Network Rail); Fiona Dolman (Network Rail), Gary Cooper (RDG), Jeremy Candfield (RIA), Jeremy Rolstone (Dept for Transport), Mac Andrade (First Group); Nigel Jones (DB), Oliver Bratton (MTR), Richard Dean (Southeastern), Rob Brighouse (Network Rail), Ron McAulay (ex Babcock), Simon Bunn (ex Amey)
 

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