The SISCOG Suite has a proven track record for supporting rail and subway operators worldwide in optimizing the use of their main resources, keeping on adding new, more enhanced and advanced features that help address current concerns in areas such as energy constraints, engineer shortages, operation efficiency, profitability, and new passenger flow realities.
Conciliating happy staff with profitable operations | At Innotrans we will showcase how to retain and have more satisfied staff, while running at the same time a more efficient and labor rules compliant operation, through the optimization of work runs and rosters where satisfaction of individual preferences and fairness is maximised. Another novelty is the enhancement of staff planning capabilities thanks to an absenteeism prediction tool. These optimizers and forecasting tool use Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to achieve smarter and more data-driven solutions and decisions.
Passenger satisfaction is pivotal | The happiness of transport workforce is pivotal to a successful transport operation, as is the satisfaction of passengers towards the transport offer that better serves their needs. To that end, we will be presenting a new train delay simulation and a capacity planner tool. Our train delay simulation tool shows how the simulating of train delays is possible, in a realistic way and with a set of insightful statistics and KPIs, such as the total number of delayed train arrivals and lost passenger connections. With the shifts in passenger needs and flow through the transport network, the capacity planner module will compute the overall transportation capacity needed in terms of vehicles and staff to meet different scenarios of transportation demand and business rules.
Empowering the users towards optimization | As a company focused on optimization and on empowering the users of its tools, on display at SISCOG’s stand will also be the new network editor and rules editor, for the definition of the network and of labor rules, respectively. As well as a new parameter optimization tool, based on Machine Learning and other techniques, that gives support in choosing the best optimizer parameter setup for a specific staff scheduling problem, as well as in automatically fine-tuning the optimizer to achieve the best possible performance for that same problem.
New product RAILNODE | Last, but not least, SISCOG will launch at Innotrans its new product – RAILNODE. Equipped with an AI-based optimizer, this software solution addresses the scheduling and management of local movements in stations, parks and shunting yards, essential to ensure that train timetables and vehicle schedules are carried out as intended with the least energy consumption. It interacts with ONTIME and FLEET in an integrated way, as does the whole SISCOG Suite.
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