Si2 Partners is a founding member of the Through Life Services (TES) council in the UK, a heavy industry association focused on servitization.
Si2Partners is a founding member of the Through Life Service (TES) council, a UK industry organisation whose purpose is to promote Service Business Models within Industrial companies. It is a coalition of the biggest and most sophisticated British companies that have services at the core of their economic model. It consists of manufacturers of complex long life assets such as aircraft, trains and energy, but also customers and asset managers such as the Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. These partners see significant value to the UK economy of integrating the services mindset with their inherent strengths in technology and engineering. The goal is to promote that:
“TES will increase the in-use value and reduce the in-use cost and increase the sustainability of long life engineered assets to the benefit of the user and provider
Nick Frank of Si2, is the council member representing the perspective of the, mostly mid-sized, OEMS that make up the supply chain of these larger businesses. The knowledge of this service led business model that is increasingly known as Servitization is critical to having an effective operational ecosystem that delivers real value through the entire supply chain. His mandate is to widen the perspective of the council members who tend to be in Defence, Aerospace or infrastructure, to understand the needs and drivers of these smaller but equally important technology and engineering companies. In that respect the TES council have developed PAS 280, which is the fore runner of a British Standard on the management practices of service business which will also be linked to work on the latest ISO55 standards on Asset Management
The latest TES meeting was hosted by Rolls Royce at their Derby facility. Co-chaired by Steve Gregson, Cheif Engineer Rolls Royce and John Ahmet Erkoyuncu , Professor of Digital Engineering at Cranfield University, its primary purpose was to review progress on 3 key work streams:
- UK R&D & Capability Strategy
- UK Skills and Training Strategy
- PAS280 next steps
Participating organizations include Rolls Royce Aerospace, BAE systems, Babcock, Siemens, Costain, Leonardo, Network Rail, MOD, BSI, Cranfield University, Aston Business School, StrathClyde University, Cambridge University and others.