JCP News | Collaboration Specialists Facilitate Government Rail Supply Group, Transporting the Rail Industry to the Heart of the UK’s Industrial Strategy

JCP bring collaborative approach to railway group

Collaboration specialists facilitate government Rail Supply Group, transporting the rail industry to the heart of the UK’s industrial strategy.

A new government supply chain group has been announced today. The Rail Supply Group is being backed by government investment to improve UK infrastructure.

Simon Vaughan, Director of JCP commented “We are proud to be a part of this new Government initiative. We applied a collaborative approach to align the right people with the right mindset and objectives. All partners share the same mission and trust one another to deliver. We believe this is a great opportunity for the UK railway and for British industry.” Country president for Alstom as well as him chairing the RSG.

Terence Watson, Co-Chair of the Railway Supply Group and Country President at Alstom and turned to JCP to make sure the right team were selected to deliver radical changes to the industry. He remarked: ‘The Railway Supply Group is a huge opportunity to drive radical and positive development of the rail supply industry to the benefit of the UK railway. My responsibility is to ensure we are best placed to succeed which is why we asked JCP to help us. They are well known as collaboration and alliance experts, plus they have a deep understanding of our industry and its challenges. They helped us and our nascent team of motivated suppliers by bringing the right collaborative approach and mind-set to our development meetings, helping us align objectives, thereby putting us in the best position for future success.’

Collaborative working practices are proven to be the most cost effective way of fulfilling major capital works projects. The right alliance will deliver time saving and superior quality.

Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail said: “Closer collaboration with the railway supply chain will accelerate innovation and drive competitiveness. This is why Network Rail is strongly supportive of the formation of the Rail Supply Group.”

The UK’s rail network is currently undergoing the biggest programme of modernisation since Victorian times. Over &38 billion is being invested in infrastructure over the next 5 years. The Government are investing &500,000 into the Rail Supply Group to secure contracts both in the UK and overseas.

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JCP specialise in helping major clients, contractors and their supply chains realise the benefits of reduced cost, speedier delivery, increased profit and improved relationships from working collaboratively with each other. They have a 91% success rate in helping clients win work. The company has worked with leading names including Network Rail, National Grid, Highways Agency, Welsh Water, London Underground and Thames Water and with Central Government including DfT, BIS, and HMT Infrastructure UK.

The Government has released an official press release detailing the Railway Supply Group which is available here

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