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The railway industry code of practice for supply chain relationships
Consultations with RIA members, what was then Railtrack, LUL and ATOC has led to a set of guiding principles to be adopted as a code of practice to which all organisations in the industry value chain should aspire when conducting their business.
The code of practice for our conduct in the UK is a set of guiding principles to be adopted by railway industry companies. It is voluntary, but it aims to achieve a change from an inefficient and adversarial supply chain to one which is world class, open and positive and where risk and reward are shared.
It aims to achieve a common and shared ownership in the mission to eliminate waste, drive down costs, improve relationships and add value for the benefit of everyone in the entire value chain.
This code is the start of a continuing process to improve performance and is likely to be a dynamic document with updates and changes to reflect our business at each point in time.
You might already be achieving the standards set out in this code of practice, in which case you are expected to promote and share your experiences with others in your supply chains. You may aspire to the principles set out in the code of practice, but you have still not achieved all of the standards. Whatever your status in implementing the code’s principles, the Industry expected you to adopt all of the ideas in full no later than 2007.
This code of practice supports a safer railway. It encourages and promotes continuous improvement for the sustainable long-term growth of the railway industry.
"To achieve improved value and efficiency for all Railway Industry customers and suppliers throughout the supply chain using open and positive relationships."
Encouraging mutual openness and clarity:
For win-win solutions:
Avoiding duplication to cut cost:
Improving value should be a shared process:
Treat others as you would expect to be treated: