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Rail Supply Group Supply Chain Survey

Survey of 80 UK rail supply chain members on behalf of the Rail Supply Group about the rail supply chain.

The survey covered three key behavioural practices; NDAs, substitution and late payment.

  • NDAs are common, but are viewed as part and parcel of working in the rail industry. Their impact is limited, with just 4% of supply chain members saying that NDAs have a negative impact on their company.
  • Unlike NDAs, substitution appears to have a substantial and damaging commercial impact on a majority of companies in the rail supply chain. Seven in ten (68%) supply chain members say that substitution has caused their company problems.
  • Late payment is common in the rail supply chain. Three quarters (73%) of supply chain members say that they have been paid late by a Large Company at least once. A third (34%) say that at least a quarter of their invoices are paid late by Large Companies.

Date Published: 31/05/2018

Categories: Business | Economy | Infrastructure | Professionals | UK

Client: Rail Supply Group


ComRes interviewed 80 members of the UK rail supply chain by telephone between 10th March and 10th April 2017. Contacts were sourced from Rail Supply Group stakeholder lists.

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