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Neil O'Connor

Head of Fleet Performance

Govia Thameslink Railway

A Chartered Railway Engineer with a Batchelors degree in railway systems Engineering and Accredited mini MBA. Currently the Fleet Planning and Performance Manager (Head of Fleet Control) at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) accountable for fleet delivery of over 4000 train services daily formed of circa 500 units of mixed fleets and the management of maintenance planning for the entire fleet of over 2500 coaches of rolling stock.

Has held numerous senior roles within the rail industry and delivered multi-stakeholder projects for the fleet asset management function at both regional and national level over a 30 year career.

Previous roles;

  • Head of Fleet Performance at SWR responsible for the asset stewardship of a £2 billion fleet portfolio.
  • Fleet Depot Manager at Wimbledon responsible for the delivery of the metro train service fleets maintenance and repair on South Western.
  • South West Trains Fleet Technical Manager responsible for asset reliability growth for the Metro Fleets.
  • Network Rail Senior Rail Vehicle Interface Engineer responsible for a national team of vehicle/infrastructure interface specialists supporting both commercial and technical fields.
  • Siemens transportation Fleet Maintenance Shift Supervisor and author of maintenance regimes and star charts
  • Southeastern Railway Fleet Skilled Service Technician
  • British Railways Engineering Apprentice

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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