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Agenda Day Two: Wednesday 5th December 2018

Maintenance Process Optimisation And Scheduling -
Optimisation Of Process, Optimisation Of Workflow

08:00    Coffee and Day 2 Registration

08:20    Chair's Welcome to Day 2

Clive Cashin, Rolling Stock Manager, SERCO Middle East

KEYNOTE: CULTURAL CHANGE STRATEGIES AND DRIVING AN ADAPTABLE WORKFORCE

WORKFORCE STRATEGY TO MAXIMISE STAFF COMPETENCY

8:30 Developing A Workforce Strategy To Maximise Staff Competency, Human Reliability And Creating An Information Sharing Culture

When introducing new technological systems it is important to bring together the world of digital technology with that of the industry engineer and maintenance technician. More understanding and clarity is required in relation to the corporate knowledge, skills and experience needed to create a special department, and what kind of job titles, and degrees are necessary. In addition there is a lot of discussion about how departments should efficiently communicate and work together with the people who have the actual engineering knowledge of the machines and in particular across interfaces with other assets.

  • Staff competency and reliability - Learn what new workforce skills you will need to support your new system
  • Organise your team and processes to prevent roll-out issues
  • Understand how to co-ordinate the different departments for maximum efficiency
  • Hear about common issues faced by operators and how they have been resolved
  • Creating an information sharing culture

Gerald Schinagl, Digital Innovation Manager, ÖBB (Austria)
Giuseppe Varriale, Senior Technical Manager, Arriva PLC

09:15    Question and Answer Session

NEW TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION

ENSURING YOUR IT INFRASTRUCTURE IS READY FOR YOUR NEW SYSTEM

09:30 Ensuring Your IT Infrastructure Is Ready For Your New System - Avoid Inevitable Costs And Technical Glitches With Steps And Precautions To Make Your Maintenance IT Infrastructure Foolproof.

Are the IT and telecom facilities available actually going to get the best out of a new maintenance system? When do we need to make modifications to fixed installations? What minimum storage capacity is needed? How much of an issue is cyber security?  This panel will try to give practical advice on those and other key questions to help guarantee a more consistent and reliable service.

  • Find out how to get your IT backup sorted right
  • Hear how other companies have successfully prepared
  • Ensure avoidance of roll out glitches and related expenses
  • Discover how to maximise the benefits of your new system
  • Understand what the most common issues are to look out for and how to resolve them

Murtaza Abbas-Shamsi, Technical Development Manager, Arriva Group

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING TO COUNTER ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

10:00 Optimising Maintenance Processes To Anticipate Adverse Weather Conditions

How can maintenance anticipate and prepare for adverse weather conditions in order to avoid incidents and substantial delays?

  • Planning your maintenance process and workflow for adverse weather - including extreme heat, rain, storms and snow/ice
  • Reducing delays and sustaining safety and reliability during adverse weather conditions
  • Co-ordination of rolling stock downtime during unpredictable and adverse conditions
  • Training maintenance staff to be adaptable and meet maintenance needs without affecting the running of the service

10:20 Question and Answer Session

10:30    Refreshments in the Networking Exhibition Area

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULING AND CO-ORDINATION

OPTIMISING YOUR MAINTENANCE PROCESSES

11:00  How To Optimise Your Maintenance Processes Without Compromising Safety And Performance - Lowering The Timings Of Maintenance To Save Cost And Increasing Availability of Rolling Stock.

Rail services are entirely reliant on robust, assured maintenance plans, but managing relevant factors such as depot capacity and capability, facilities and workforce availability with commercial needs, can be complex. So is there a different way we could arrange and organise in order to make things more effective and efficient?

  • Hear how other companies have devised successful RSM strategies
  • Find out how are manufacturers responding to the needs of RSM
  • Learn how to eliminate waste in process
  • Understand how to lower the cost and timings of maintenance whilst improving services

Lee Braybrooks, Director of Marketing,Trimble Rail
Raphael Pfaff, Professor, Arken University
Steven Cervello, Research and Development Manager, Lucchini RS Railway Division

11:45 Question and Answer Session

CASE STUDY - CO-ORDINATING ROLLING STOCK DOWNTIME

12:00 Understanding How To Co-ordinate Rolling Stock Downtime
To Meet Maintenance Needs Without Affecting The Running Of The Service

Heavy maintenance can take weeks or even months.  The key to maintaining reliable services will be correctly planning when to start the work and how long it will take. Co-ordinating the resources needed to execute maintenance, such as people and spare parts, will also be paramount, so, how can we optimise our supply chain management?

  • Hear the latest solutions to proprietary systems replacement issues
  • Find out how to credit and approve suppliers and to validate that approval
  • Learn how to co-ordinate supplier's delivery times with your rolling stock downtime strategy

12:20  Question and Answer Session

12:30 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

PANEL: ROLLING STOCK MAINTENANCE PROCUREMENT

OPTIMAL BALANCE BETWEEN OUTSOURCING AND IN-HOUSE

13:30 Achieving The Optimal Economic Balance Between Outsourcing And Delivering Maintenance In-House

As operators continue to seek ways to achieve minimum operating cost,
outsourcing can appear as an attractive solution. But what factors
should we look at when forming a maintenance strategy with optimum
balance between in-house and outsourcing?

  • The model for rolling stock maintenance is changing - examining the financial implications for doing more work in house - what are the key operator experiences?
  • Managing human resources - what kind of work are you going to do internally vs. outsource?
  • Experiences on the types of services that are better suited to managing in-house vs. working with an external supplier including light maintenance, train cleaning and repair work

SOLUTIONS FOR SOURCING OBSOLETE SPARE PARTS  

OBSOLETE SPARE PARTS

14:00 Supply Chain Management Strategies For Cost Effectively Replacing Obsolete Spare Parts, Components And Materials

Obsolete parts can take trains out of service for days or weeks at a time,
reducing rolling stock availability. What practical, cost efficient solutions
are available to help you return your stock to service quicker and
cheaper?

  • Solutions for cost effectively sourcing discontinued spare parts - how are leading rail operators dealing with this?
  • Approving and validating suppliers and how to save costs when purchasing discontinued spare parts
  • Delivering an efficient supply chain for spare parts sourcing

14:30 Question and Answer Session

IMPROVING YOUR MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION'S ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY CREDENTIALS

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY CREDENTIALS

14:40 Improving Your Maintenance Organisation's Environmental Sustainability Credentials Whilst Lowering Running Costs.

As environmental credentials are becoming more and more important,  how is the industry adapting to reflect this? Should we demand competition parameters from the suppliers, stating the entire lifecycle footprint of the components, from manufacturing, to energy consumption and disposal? What else can be done?

  • What are manufacturers doing to make their rolling stock greener?
  • Learn what you can do to champion environmental standards within the context of a rolling stock maintenance strategy
  • Hear about green innovations that could revolutionise the rail sector

15:05 Question and Answer Session

15:15 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

REGULATORY UPDATE PANEL

REGULATORY FOCUS

15:45 What RAMP Compliance, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) And Other Regulations Really Mean To Maintenance of Rolling Stock.

What documentation do we need to ask our providers to guarantee the safety of the installations? How do you regulate the industry when there are many external compliance checks by regulators, through annual independent assessments or CBM? And what changes will your organisation have to implement, to comply with the ERTMS?
Panellists will shed light on how they are resolving issues around regulatory compliance.

  • Learning how to remain compliant
  • Hear of any regulatory updates affecting RSM
  • Understand what the ERTMS Legislation means for your rolling stock
  • Following correct procedures

16:15 Question and Answer Session

16:30 Closing Remarks From The Chair

Clive Cashin, Rolling Stock Manager, SERCO Middle East

16:40 End of The Summit

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