Lean support to Highways England 2015-2016
Lean management is a systematic method for the elimination of inefficiency. Highways England is committed to making efficiency savings using Lean principles and to encourage its supply chain to do the same. Our ambition is that by 2020 we will save £250 million through our adoption of Lean thinking and techniques. This will contribute towards the government’s stated Roads Investment Strategy efficiency target of around £1.2 billion.
Our commitment to Lean underpins all our work towards achieving our business aims. In recognition of this we have a Lean Division to:
- challenge current practices
- improve performance
- refine processes
- become more efficient
- provide support and help to our staff and suppliers so they can do the same
Highways England uses Lean principles to challenge current practices and work with suppliers to continuously improve. This is the basis of the Lean Division’s work.
This strategy document sets out how Lean will help us deliver the Road Investment Strategy efficiently while improving customer service and, most importantly, doing it all safely.