Lean efficiencies and case studies

As a National Highways supplier, you'll benefit from our shared knowledge and accumulated experience, enabling you to become more efficient in your practice.

Lean efficiencies and case studies

Lean efficiencies

National Highways and our supply chain are involved in a number of initiatives to improve efficiency and encourage Lean working to increase suppliers’ ability to deliver projects in the most cost-effective manner, without sacrificing quality of work and productivity.

There is a dedicated National Highways Lean team who will support you with any efficiency challenges or queries, you can contact the Lean team via email. You’ll also find a range of tools, guides and case studies within this support page to aid you as you strive to identify efficiencies within your projects.

You'll need a National Highways login to access these resources.

Lean tracker

Our Lean tracker is currently undergoing site maintenance. The new site will be up and running soon and will incorporate digital efficiency register records.

In the meantime please contact the National Highways Lean Team with any enquiries

Digital efficiency register

Request access to the our Digital Efficiency register here.

Request access to the external Efficiency Resource SharePoint here.

Lean library

Access our library of Knowledge Transfer Packs, detailing examples of Lean from across National Highways and our supply chain.

The Asset Efficiency Group

The Asset Efficiency Group has a freely available interactive toolkit to help us identify and use efficiency levers in operations, pavements, structures and vehicle restraints systems.

MP Knowledge Management

Our Major Projects Knowledge Management team has collected and created a site to help facilitate knowledge share of lessons learnt from across Major Projects.

For access please contact: MajorProjectsKnowledgeManagement@nationalhighways.co.uk 

Case studies

Here are some examples of successful partnership schemes which have led to measurement improvements in working practices. Click on the boxes to find out more.

M4 automatic site control barriers
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Manually operated works barrier;
M23 prefabricated concrete modular block wall
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Modular block wall;
Permit to dig improvements
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Technical surveys
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Technical surveys van;
MS4 gantry standardisation
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MS4 gantry;
Great crested newts survey method
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