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Supply Chain Excellence

Providing value to the client and delivering operational excellence are at the heart of these examples of supply chain collaboration.

A-one+_Supply Chain_CN Awards 2016

A-one+_Supply Chain_CN Awards 2016

A-one+ Integrated Highway Services Area 14

Made up of three equal partners – CH2M, Costain and Colas – A-one+ is unique within the Highways England JV MAC contracts, which usually have one partner with a higher share than the other.

This equal partnership has enabled the Area 14 team to apply its extensive collaborative experience to deliver the project quickly for the client while meeting all the objectives for the partners and the supply chain. The project timescale was reduced by 300 per cent, with cost savings of more than £80,000, and the team’s AFR fell to a low of just 0.21 in December 2015.

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Thorley Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Thorley Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald JV – M56 Thorley Lane Bridge Replacement Scheme

Thorley Lane’s old bridge had weakened and was no longer fit for purpose. From design to completion, the 18-month demolition and reconstruction programme led by BBMM saw a complex scheme delivered successfully with the involvement of a number of specialist contractors.

The bridge was constructed beside the M56 with more than 100,000 vehicles passing by each day, and was installed without incident. The motorway opened 10 hours ahead of programme.

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Manston Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Manston Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald JV – Transforming Manston Airport

Operation Stack hit the headlines in July 2015 as major disruption to the Channel Tunnel affected thousands of freight vehicles.

With the M20 a giant lorry park at times, BBMM called on its supply chain to assist in transforming Manston Airport into a temporary lorry park.

Under BBMM’s leadership, 17 companies created capacity for 4,500 lorries in just 50 hours, without any compromise on safety, the environment or quality.

Constructionline Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Constructionline Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Constructionline Main Contractors Advisory Steering Group

Constructionline’s main contractors ASG has worked collaboratively to address the bureaucratic process of prequalification.

Meeting on a quarterly basis, the ASG was set up to change the standard buyer/seller relationship and form strong partnerships with 12 of the UK’s top 100 contractors.

It’s estimated that the move to Constructionline will save this group of main contractors and their supply chains in excess of £25m each year.

Prater Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Prater Supply Chain CN Awards 2016


Prater was responsible for the design and installation of everything from the track bed up at London Bridge station.

Working closely with Costain, Severfield and NG Bailey, the supply chain built a full-scale prototype platform in North Yorkshire to identify any issues before getting to site.

The team also unitised the roofing package to deliver the project on time and worked particularly closely with Severfield, using 4D modelling to articulate a comprehensive access logistics strategy.

ProCure21+_Supply Chain_CN Awards 2016

ProCure21+_Supply Chain_CN Awards 2016

ProCure21+: Department of Health and six PSCPs (Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, IHP, Interserve, Kier and Willmott Dixon)

Six of the UK’s leading contractors, 60 NHS trusts, 40 supply chain members and over 500 consultee stakeholders have worked collaboratively within the Department of Health’s ProCure21+ framework to develop evidence-based healthcare designs that improve patient outcomes while reducing capital construction costs.

The framework has led to the development of 14 repeatable room arrangements and a series of standard components, and the learning is now being shared with other government departments (Justice and Defence).

Speedy Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Speedy Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Speedy Hire

Speedy Hire’s Partner Excellence Programme aims to create a two-way process between Speedy and its suppliers.

In 2015, the programme included up to 50 of the company’s strategic and preferred suppliers, with five events running throughout the year to foster discussion and share best practice.

The events also include presentations by industry experts on topics like BIM and health and safety to help upskill companies at all levels of the sector.

Supply Chain Sustainability School Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Supply Chain Sustainability School Supply Chain CN Awards 2016

Supply Chain Sustainability School

The SCSC is a result of collaboration between more than 30 competing employers throughout the construction industry, and aims to upskill managers and directors of suppliers in their sustainability knowledge, management and compliance.

Last year saw the school welcome its 10,000th learner in just its third year of operation, and branch out to include more specific resources for the infrastructure, facilities management, housebuilding and offsite construction sectors.

The school welcomed dozens of new partners and thousands of new learners.

Constructing Better Health (CBH) is the UK’s only not-for-profit organisation delivering a national membership scheme for the management of occupational health in the construction industry.  

Its members range from major construction sector consultants, employers and clients, to SMEs, individuals and affiliates.  

Together they benefit from CBH’s suite of user-friendly risk management resources and guidance to improve the standard of work-related health in their organisations.

CBH published the National Standards for Occupational Health in Construction; created a centralised database of work-related health records; and devised CHAT (Construction Health Action Toolkit), enabling effective management of work-related health at construction site level.

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