Supplier assurance is about mutual confidence. For buyers and suppliers to work together to manage supply chain risk. There are a range of assurance schemes which are designed to helps buyers in the GB rail market. These should ensure that suppliers have the right competence and resources to consistently deliver to the right specification.
One of the schemes that supports this aim is RISAS – Railway Industry Supplier Approval Scheme, designed for rail organisations that purchase safety-critical products and services, to assess management risk in their supply chain.