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COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...

  • Rolling Stock
  • Fleet
  • Maintenance
  • Fleet/Vehicle/Rolling Stock Engineering
  • Innovation
  • Asset Management/Asset Strategy
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Operations
  • Depot
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  • Sensors & IOT Devices - Acoustic/Vibration/Temperature
  • ​Data Transmission Wireless/Cellular
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  • Data Processing & Analytics
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  • Decision Support Services


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  • Automation & Digitalisation Solutions
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Keith Mack

Quality Standards Manager

London North Eastern Railway

I started work on the railways as a mechanical apprentice at the Craigentinny Maintenance Depot in Edinburgh in 1978, now in my 45 th year.

I have worked on all aspects of Rolling Stock maintenance from basic servicing to design, operations and standards, through this I have a sound knowledge of all vehicle systems, their interaction and specialist knowledge of wheels and axle bearings.
I have extensive experience of the environment that Rolling Stock has to operate and how it performs in reality in all weathers at speeds up to 125 mph. This includes understanding what makes them reliable and what can be done to still operate when parts of systems are defective or have been badly damaged or isolated.

I am currently responsible for Assurance, Engineering Standards and the production and control of Maintenance, Quality and Policy documentation. I am an IRCA registered Lead auditor for both ISO9001 and ISO14001. I am a member of the IMechE, IET and Rail Industry Fire Association supporting Rolling Stock activities. I see Rolling Stock maintenance not only as a fundamental requirement but integral to the whole life success of the asset. I represent the UK train operating community on various Rail Industry forums through the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and BSI. These include;
 vehicle maintenance
 pantographs and energy
 wheelsets and standards
 axle bearings.

I am chair of the BSI committee for Roller Bearings and Lubricants (UK bearing Group).
I am chair of the RSSB Wheelset Management Group.
I am passionate about assurance, safe design and operation of trains, cost effective
maintenance, vehicle configuration, management of Engineering Change and reliability.


DAY 1 - 27 JUNE 2023 

Implementing Cost-Saving Innovations In Fleet Maintenance To Improve Availability

  • Examine rail maintenance mega trends to enhance service, capacity, and passenger experience while lowering the cost
  • Transitioning to condition-based maintenance in conjunction with classical maintenance strategies 
  • Taking steps to cut costs and decide how many people to hire at a time when unions are more active and industrial action more frequent 
  • The macro view on establishing a culture of data-driven decision-making throughout maintenance, asset management & operations  
  • Best practices on building the technical expertise to analyse and use data for maintenance decision making effectively
  • Application of ai algorithms to automate the process of cleaning & pre-processing data, as well as detecting anomalies to save time and money 
  • Creating digital twins of rolling stock to simulate and analyse maintenance scenarios, identify potential problems, and optimise maintenance plans
  • Digitalisation solutions that maximise ROI and cost reduction

DAY 2 – 28 JUNE 2023

Maintenance Planning For All Categories Of Fleets And Handling Obsolescence

  • Revisiting the conversation on outsourcing vs. Insourcing rail maintenance in the context of escalating prices, more frequent industrial action & a driving need to reduce cost 
  • Addressing the challenges of cost-effectively maintaining the reliability of locomotives as they age  
  • Reducing energy consumption - implementing new technology upgrades & modifying maintenance techniques
  • Finding solutions to address the availability of components in the supply chain  
  • Proactively addressing mechanical and safety-critical component obsolesce cost-effectively 
  • Optimising the size of the engineering workforce based on the volume & type of maintenance


DAY 3 – 29 JUNE 2023

Future-Proofing New And Existing Depots

  • Cost-competitively future-proofing new & existing rail depots to ensure flexibility for evolving fleet requirements – what is needed over the next 5, 10 or 20 years?   
  • Upgrading existing depots to support a range of fleets & maintenance regimes cost-effectively
  • Transitioning from a time interval to more conditional-based monitoring in the depot 
  • Optimising the depot to prioritise retrofitting that delivers the most benefit for the least cost and to ensure the required equipment is integrated seamlessly 
  • Practicalities of optimising the use of data in the depot environment for safe, more targeted maintenance  
  • Standardising workforce training across all depots using the latest virtual reality & software apps
  • Prioritising investment in depot automation to reduce the cost of cleaning, essential maintenance & safety optimisation

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