Changing Culture and Operational Excellence at SCS Railways

An interview with Dan Platten, Director, Health, Safety, and Wellbeing & Security at SCS Railways

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Interview with Dan Platten, Director, Health, Safety, and Wellbeing & Security at SCS Railways
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Q: Tell us about Operational Excellence at SCS Railways?


A: SCS Railways is a joint venture between Skanska, Costain and Strabag so we are very lucky that we can build upon the experiences and culture of three strong companies. Operational excellence is a fundamental part of how each work and with this support, we have been able to establish a project based operational excellence function within SCS Railways which is a fantastic step forward.

The SCS Operational Excellence function are responsible for a number of key disciples
that all work together to build our project culture. Lean improvement helps us to remove blockers and improve productivity, innovation helps us to go beyond industry best practice, knowledge and learning helps to improve the way the whole business and wider communic
ations and collaboration connect our people and help promote excellence. We are also backed by our client HS2 who prides themselves on working to the highest standards but also understand that as a public sector project, it is all about offering value for money and so adopting a Lean approach through continuous improvement is a fundamental way of how we work

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