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Network Rail

Pugh & Sanders were appointed to provide bespoke Supply Chain Management services to Network Rail (NWR) Engineering and Services, to help combine their national requirements of Fasteners & Components for Track Maintenance, Track Renewal and Ballast Cleaning.

Previously inventory was stored across 3 locations on all depots. Pugh and Sanders were directed to consolidate the 3 stock locations into a single integrated Stock Station, at each of NWR’s seven national depots.

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Network Rail Project Overview

Network Rail objectives were to further increase onsite efficiencies relating to rolling stock maintenance and parts availably. Pugh & Sanders assisted in delivering key enhancements to Network Rail Inventory Management:

  • Identified and deleted duplicate items to ensure 1 NWR Part number per item
  • Modernised stock replenishment system to help NWR employee picking, stock take and organise stock placement
  • Full item specification across Network Rail’s database and stock replenishment system
  • All Network Rail part numbers integrated into Pugh & Sanders database – issued across all paperwork
  • Quarterly usage / item movement report – understand product movement across each depot
  • Implemented an automatic ordering system

Due to the success of this collaboration, Network Rail are working with Pugh & Sanders to extend our services to include additional Ancillary C Class Products like pneumatics, seals & bearings.

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