Supply Chain Management

A project as complex as Crossrail needs a vast supply chain and the interaction with, and management of the contractors involved, required careful management. Monitoring and data collection were key elements and the Learning Legacy papers below demonstrate how this element of the project was successfully managed.

 

 

 

Supply Chain Management Documents:

Summary Publication date Document Type
Visual of map of UK plotting location of Crossrail suppliers with some example suppliers annotated

Supply Chain Data Management and Control

Topic area: Supply chain management

Effective and accurate monitoring of the risk profile of a huge and diverse supply chain on a complex project requires the ability to collect data and store it in a safe and reliable place. For many people an Excel spreadsheet is the first, and only, choice. The Crossrail supply chain team question whether that really ...

27/09/2016 Micro-report
Effective and sophisticated supply chain intelligence

Effective and sophisticated supply chain intelligence

Topic area: Supply chain management

During the Crossrail project the Programme Supply Chain Team closely monitored the Tier 2 supply chain. This activity saw the team monitoring all ‘critical’ packages across every site, seeking to identify potential financial and capacity risk. However, although this worked well, there is an argument that narrower, ...

27/09/2016 Micro-report
Fair Payment and Project Bank Accounts

Fair Payment and Project Bank Accounts

Topic area: Cost Control

This paper describes the use of Project Bank Accounts on the Crossrail project to encourage fair payment and protect subcontractors. It would be of interest to any project looking to ensure they set up processes to pay their contractors and sub-contractors fairly and in a timely manner, in line with best practice as re...

09/07/2018 Micro-report
Engaging the Supply Chain in Risk Management

Engaging the Supply Chain in Risk Management

Topic area: Risk Management

Managing risk and uncertainty was identified as being a critical element from the start of the Crossrail project. The size, complexity, nature of the works, and ‘thin client’ operating model resulted in a requirement to extend risk management into the supply chain. This paper describes the process of doing ...

14/03/2017 Micro-report
Communication of Results, Feedback and Performance Improvement Planning

Communication of Results, Feedback and Performance Improvement Planning

Topic area: Audit & Assurance

Performance data is generally kept within the project or programme landscape to aid decision making and understanding of project risk.  Crossrail’s approach was to share data through a multitude of channels, both internally and externally ,leading to stimulation of competition and promoting innovation to support a c...

26/02/2016 Micro-report
Works Information Study (Supply Chain Quality Requirements)

Works Information Study (Supply Chain Quality Requirements)

Topic area: Quality

The key quality requirements for the supply chain quality included in Crossrail contracts were over and above the industry norm and were intended to ensure that contractors were resourced correctly and established systems to deliver quality.   This case study covers the quality resources and systems used in Crossrail...

26/02/2016 Case Study