Operations planning and optimization

Improve operational efficiency by planning and managing trains, facilities, equipment, and human resources in real-time. Using a unified view of key functional areas, predictive transport network optimization, and mobile enablement of operations, you can predict, plan, and coordinate the movement of cargo within a yard, optimize transfers between modes of transport, and intelligently manage your dispersed workforce. With more integrated operations, you will improve utilization of physical and human resources, reduce empty container trips, effectively manage rail demand, and support new business strategies.

Key resources

Report

Think beyond the rails: Leading in 2025

Report

The optimization of global railways: 100 years of innovation

Paper

Operations control systems for railways

Case Study

Netherlands Railway saves 20M EUR annually and grows ridership with minimum congestion by maximizing efficiency

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