Freight Rail Planning & Scheduling

An optimisation tool for the planning, scheduling and execution of rail freight

  • PLATO.Rail is an optimisation tool for planning loads for clients, managing the availability of the locomotives and wagons of your fleet, managing the impact of unintended activity between sidings and booking various site activities.
  • PLATO.Rail combines several visualisation options with a powerful simulation tool for assessing the impact of changes on your rail network and identifying any viability issues with your schedules prior to publishing.
  • Real-time integration with wayside readers, GPS tracking and other tracking technologies helps identify current resource location and roll out changes to existing schedules on the fly.


»Benefits

Automatic scheduling: PLATO.Rail allows for both manual planning and automatic scheduling across your flows, resources and transport demands.

Shorter planning times: Clients may see as much as a 90% reduction in the time required to generate a fixed working schedule.

Performance monitoring: Measure performance accurately over time and directly improve key performance areas.

Long-term strategic planning: Assess the impact of new resources, new routes and additional wagon or train capacity on the

»Features

Simulation: Playback the planned schedule to view simulated movements of rolling stock and statistics regarding total waiting time, total loaded and offloaded volumes.

Demand Management: Keep track of all executed loads for the period, and automatically adjusts for increased demand within an existing schedule if required.

Planned vs Actual Integration: Integration with wayside readers, GPS monitoring systems and traditional rail tracking means ensures complete visibility of your fleet.

Web portal: A fully extensible web front-end to serve information both to internal employees and external stakeholders for improved communication.

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