Rail Industry

In the Rail industry, besides our focus area of Supply Chain Planning and Optimization, we provide our own software solution for all the transactions (ERP) necessary in Rail or Intermodal. Our work in this space covers resource planning and management, which we align closely with KPIs, order to cash cycle and operations optimization as well as intermodal, container and specific operation management. Our solutions are highly integrated, easy to interface with and offer time savings as well as standardization, while reducing data entry errors.

Challenges in Rail

The rail industry is going through a period of change and disruption. Increasingly so, rail companies are challenged to offer freight as a service. Providing a door to door transportation solution, with a superior customer experience. And to make rail a competitive alternative to other modalities, by reducing cost of transportation and increasing the flexibility and reliability of their services.

We help rail operators achieve modal shift by digitizing their business operations, developing an interoperable data ecosystem and gaining a competitive advantage through advanced analytics.

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Rail – Use Cases

A glimpse into our use cases for rail divided into operational use cases and use cases for advanced analytics.

Operational

  • Order 2 Cash management
  • Train planning & execution
  • Subcontractor & yield optimization
  • (Hump) Shunting management
  • Mobile field operations
  • Infra manager & regulatory compliance

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Advanced Analytics

Tailored maintenance scheduling
Pattern recognition to predict when locomotives/wagons need maintenance on a unit by unit basis.

“Internet of Trains”
Advanced predictions of train ETA/ETD for real-time scheduling adjustments.

Real-time demand visibility
Sensor and event data to visualize and analyse the flow of orders through the rail cargo network.

Advanced dashboarding
Interactive and advanced dashboarding that allow monitoring of the data ambition.

Rail Solutions made for you

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Rail Cargo Planning

Profit maximization through demand-oriented planning.

Rail Cargo Solution

An integrated ERP ecosystem to digitize the entire order 2 cash journey.

4RailCargo

A cloud-based O2C solution to help SME’s work efficiently & save cost.

Concept Lab

A product prototype environment to tackle specific operational challenges in Rail.

Our Solutions – Your Benefits

We focus on people, process and technology that deliver you a solution with tangible results in the first year and help you transform over time.  Our engagements are set up in such a way that we analyze your needs to define what value it will bring in the end. After our analysis we deploy a solution with a 100% fit to your business processes. And probably most important, we bring consultants to the table with real experience.

We begin each project with defining the strategy for the value we can bring to our customers.

 

  • Significantly reduce the time involved in forecast workload management process
  • Run multiple scenarios of various demand and network combinations, leading to better business decisions
  • Optimize scheduling and deployment of trains, which increases freight traffic efficiency and quality
  • Provide flexibility and the ability to easily adapt to organizational challenges
  • Planning with real-time information and better quality of planning

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    #CustomerFocus

    Education & Training

    We guide and train our customers through their project every step of the way. We provide the necessary training and assistance to our customers so they can get the best use from the solution or project provided to them.

    Customer Support & Satisfaction

    We do not leave our customers unattended after the project has ended. We provide support after the Implementation and 95% of our customers have support contracts with us to provide any future assistance. We don’t outsource our support to a call center, we have actual experts knowing your business, looking carefully at how to address your issue. During our projects our focus is on customer satisfaction and this stays our focus while we support you.

    Industry Recognition

    We support our customers in the digital transformation of their business operations. Data driven decision support is our company’s heartbeat and we deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive supply chain expertise, our smart technology and our skilled analytical team.

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    How can we help you?

    We support numerous use cases and deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive industry expertise, smart technology solutions and our skilled analytical team.