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John Doughty

Engineering Director

London North Eastern Railway

Having started as a craft apprentice, John has 32 years of experience in the rail industry in numerous roles including maintenance depots servicing a variety of rolling stock and was Fleet Manager throughout the introduction of the Pendolino on the West Coast Main Line. John worked in rolling stock leasing for a number of years including on the re-power and refurbishment of the High-Speed Train fleet in the 2000s. Later John worked in franchise bidding including the winning bid for Intercity East Coast. John joined Virgin Trains East Coast (now LNER) as Engineering Director in early 2016 leading the in-house refresh and reliability growth of the existing fleet, working around depot enabling works, safety & staff engagement improvements followed by transfer of more than 500 people in the Engineering organisation to Hitachi in late 2018, negotiating the fleet maintenance contract and restructuring the Engineering business. John was the Director responsible for the project to implement the new Azuma trains into service through 2019 and 2020 and managing the cascade of the HST/IC225 fleets, delivering additional capacity, increasing service frequency and improving reliability to the LNER operation

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Evaluate The Potential To Reduce Cost & Allocate Resources More Effectively To Optimise Asset Utilisation & Service Delivery

 

DAY 1  SMARTER COST REDUCTION STRATEGIES, ADOPTING NEW TECHNOLOGY AND IMPLEMENTING MORE EFFICIENT WORKING METHODS

  • Improving Cost Base Efficiency & Optimising Whole Life Cycle Management Saving Money, Optimising Asset Utilisation & Managing Realistic Expectations On What New Technology Innovation Can Actually Deliver
  • Optimising Both New & Legacy Fleets Rolling Stock ‚ÄčMaintenance Adopting New Technology And Improve Cost Base Efficiencies 
  • Demonstrating How Adopting The Latest Technologies Can Result In A Net Reduction In The Amount Of Money It Costs To Run & Maintain Your Trains
  • Qualified Manpower Skill Development & Competency Management For The 21ST Century, Digitally Enabled Maintenance Regimes, Leading The Workforce To Deliver Reliable, Robust Value From New Technology

 

DAY 2 – IN HOUSE V. OUTSOURCING - OBSOLESCENCE HANDLING & SUPPLY CHAIN SPARE PARTS MANAGEMENT 

  • Gain Insight Into The Economics Of “Train As A Service” Business Models & Whether Outsourcing Over In-House Maintenance Is A More Cost Competitive Solution
  • Ensuring Spare Part Availability And Supplier Support For Components And Subsystems Throughout The Entire Rolling Stock Lifecycle
  • Managing Obsolescence For Electronics, Software, Hardware Components & Subsystems 
  • Delivering The Most Resource Efficient Solution Maximising The Value Of Your Rolling Stock Assets Over The Entire Lifecycle
  • Managing Productivity Improvements Through New Practices and Technology

 

DAY 3 - DEPOT OPTIMISATION -  IMPROVING WORKSHOP EFFICIENCY, IMPLEMENTING CHANGE  AND PREPARING FOR AUTOMATION AND NEW FLEET INTRODUCTION 

  • Automating Prioritisation And Assignment Of Maintenance Tasks For Decreased Downtime
  • Managing Changes to Depot Facilities to Accommodate Future Rolling Stock
  • Managing And Justifying Investment In Depot Facilities
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