Optimized unit diagramming for increased customer satisfaction and cost-effectiveness


A webinar on how to optimize rolling stock planning

This webinar took place on October 15, 2015. If you would like to watch the recording, please register on the right.

Best practice rolling stock planning supports rail and public transport companies in minimizing their costs while making sure that the planning is robust and reliable. When rolling stock is repetitive, maintenance can be planned on time to ensure safety and prevent disruptions.

Best practice unit diagramming is key to:

  • Minimizing operating costs by minimizing unit diagrams and empty repositioning
  • Maximizing the utilization of rolling stock
  • Increasing customer satisfaction by allocating the required rolling stock for each service

Better unit diagramming takes into account the start and end location of a unit, so empty repositioning is minimized. It also results in optimized compositions because the unit diagrams match demand and the various types of rolling stock.

Join our expert, Dirk Jekkers, for a webinar on increasing customer satisfaction and cost-effectiveness with optimized unit diagramming.

We will explore how you can deliver optimized unit diagrams while ensuring safety and increasing the robustness of your plan. Find out how you can prevent potential disruptions by adding slack time and how you can integrate:

  • Business rules and constraints 
  • Business KPIs
  • Various rolling stock types such as loco, wagons, sets, etc.

Register also for our webinar on crew diagramming on October 1. Registration for the final webinar of this series on October 29 – ‘Getting the competitive advantage in franchise bidding’ – will open soon.

About Dirk Jekkers
Dirk Jekkers is senior consultant for the rail and public transport business unit at Quintiq EMEA. Dirk has experience solving complex rail planning puzzles for customers like Transport for London and CFL. He also worked for the Dutch Railways as a logistics consultant with a focus on unit diagramming. Dirk has a master’s degree in computational economics from Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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