Session Details

Condition Based Monitoring and the Digital Supply Chain

Date: 7 November 2019
Time: 14:40

The impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the Railways

The Digital Railway is now upon us and the technologies that are available are now being deployed, including our Instrumentel sensors in assets, with data being visualised on our ‘Paradigm Insight’ system. But there’s a long way to go to transform the industry – not just at the lineside and in asset monitoring, but in the supply chain too.

In this presentation, Dr McGorman from Unipart Rail will explore some of the technological concepts that are now being used – and soon to be introduced – focusing on Condition Based Monitoring and how it can deliver enhanced asset management and how it can reduce cost, improve performance and remove risk.

Further, technologies that that are ‘hidden’ but transform supply chain operations are just as important – especially in our ‘just in time’ modern society. Technology in:

  • warehousing that eliminates errors and accelerates processing;
  • smart approaches to Depot organisation; and
  • bespoke project supply solutions are as prevalent as the technologies that monitor in-service equipment, providing real-time information and triggering the supply chain.


David McGorman

Digital Director, Unipart Rail, Managing Director, Instrumentel