Rail Planning and Scheduling
Anyone associated with the railroad sector will appreciate the essential role played by planners. Their mission, to generate optimal timetables, assign drivers and rolling stock and incorporate maintenance, impinges directly on safety, punctuality and profitability.
But train operating companies, carrying both freight and passengers, are increasingly recognizing that yesterday’s scheduling methods no longer meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. No longer just a ‘must do’ task, planning and scheduling are becoming strategic tools.
Companies need to exercise increasing business control in an ever changing world and this presupposes planning systems that allow management to employ, balance and fine tune Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as an essential element within the systems.
Integrating different resources such as locomotives, train crews and wagons, and different planning horizons into an integral plan is crucial to achieving operational excellence. Because every rail freight company has its own specific planning preferences and requirements, having a planning and scheduling solution configured to meet your organization’s needs is essential.
For passenger rail operators that need to operate their services with the minimal amount of crew and unit diagrams while providing excellent customer service and complying with all labor rules and regulations, Quintiq provides an application suite that optimizes all resources and planning levels in one integrated system.