Quintiq Rail Freight planning for cost efficient cargo logistics
Rail Freight Industry Trends
Liberalization and the entrance of new competitors have dramatically changed the rail freight industry. To survive, former state-owned companies have become more competitive while new rail companies are creating ways to differentiate themselves. In addition, increasing customer demands are forcing all market players to make a bold tactical decision: whether to focus on operating fixed, highly efficient services or to become a flexible, multi-modal, door-to-door operator. Both strategies involve numerous aspects that need to be considered, and many rail planning issues that must be handled. These include:
- Train planning
- Car/wagon planning
- Yard planning
- Crew planning
- Ground staff planning
Quintiq understands the need for change and supports the smooth transition to new or improved go-to-market models. Most importantly, Quintiq provides proven solutions to make your operations more flexible and cost competitive.
Solutions for All Planning Levels
Quintiq offers a full range of solutions for every planning horizon:
- Strategic timetable generation
- Long-term planning
- Short-term planning
- Daily revision management in real time
On the operational level, Quintiq helps you cut costs while improving punctuality. On the strategic level, Quintiq ensures organizational flexibility and the ability to easily adapt to organizational challenges such as mergers and the entrance into new markets.
Integrated Resource Solutions
Quintiq is the European market leader in advanced planning solutions for the rail freight industry. Integrating different resources, such as locomotives, train crews and wagons, and different planning horizons into an integral plan is crucial to operational performance. Quintiq supports all of this on a single integrated technology platform.