Modular switches and crossings: a project to develop a method of renewing crossovers and turnouts within eight hours

This paper introduces the concepts of continuous improvement, waste, Lean and Systems Engineering gained through lessons learnt by the author while working on Network Rail’s ‘Modular Switches & Crossings’ project in London in 2008. This experience combined with other work on track renewals projects, fundamentally changed the author’s approach to problem solving and encouraged the questioning of current methodologies used in this area. Through real life examples that are relevant to the rail industry, continuous improvement techniques such as Lean are demonstrated to be successfully applied. The successes and failures shown in each of the examples are a useful way to present the proof of these concepts to the rail industry.

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  • Pagination: 11p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2012, rail's role in society, 27-28 November 2012, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 12:01PM