The deregulation and liberalization measures of the EU in the last decades have tremendously changed the roles, tasks and interests within the railway industry. Our new eBook examines the impact of these policy changes on rolling stock management with all involved parties over the whole life cycle.
Our survey presents two main findings. First, collaboration is highly important to all stakeholders, is already partially in place, and will gain more importance in the future as a trigger to reach the next maturity level of the railway industry as a whole. Second, there are still various obstacles and contradictions in place which inhibit a smooth transition in this manner.
The paper reveals that European railways as well as rolling stock suppliers are changing their approach, with the objective of increasing collaboration and transparency through all phases of the product life cycle. Their common goal is to strengthen railways as a whole through optimization of design, quality and delivery of rolling stock.
To achieve this, the survey identifies key areas that require more collaboration: full documentation exchange, better communication between all involved parties, complete view on life cycle costs and more standardization of rolling stock and its components.
The results of the study are available for download in a detailed e-book format with interactive infographics.
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