Synchronise rolling stock schedule, terminal and vessel operations to maximise efficiency

Bringing Innovation to Rail Supply Chain Planning

The RACE Planner module is a mathematical optimisation tool for planning complex rail based supply chains to maximise throughput and asset utilisation for a range of supply chain stakeholders.

Maximise throughput and fleet utilisation
Ensure that throughput and fleet utilisation are simultaneously maximised for inbound operations.
Flexible Scenario Planning
Rapidly run scenarios to examine the impact of:
  • Dedicating Fleets
  • Supply Chain Maintenance Conditions
  • Alternate Operating Regimes
  • Different Demand Mixes
  • Alternate consist maintenance strategies on fleet efficiency
Model Large and Complex Networks
RACE can model large and complex networks which can include multiple load points and terminals (stockpile or cargo assembly operations), different access controlled track networks, with many haulage providers operating multiple rail fleets with different contracting arrangements.
Generate optimal rail plans to cycle level detail
RACE produces rail plans to the cycle level of detail for every individual rail unit in each fleet for all haulage providers in your model. Cycles may traverse multiple access controlled and run when ready track geographies.
Model Fixed and Flexible Maintenance
RACE can model fixed and flexible maintenance on both the track network and the rail fleet to minimise their impact on throughput.

Powering Rail Decisions

Input Data Third Party Input Data Optimised Decision Output Data
Planning Considerations Haulage Providers Track Owners Coordinators Integrated Producers Terminal Operators Primary Producers
Ordering vessels for cargo assembly terminals
Ordering to dedicated stockpile terminals
Product availability at load points
Fulfilment profile for orders
Load Point
Loop capacity
Load and recharge durations
Loading activities
Fleet composition
Fleet availability
Fleet dedication
Fixed Maintenance
Load point
Dump station
Available pathing
Ship loader
Rail consist
Flexible Maintenance
Rail consist
Floating track
Rail Scheduling
Detailed journeys for rail consists
Assignment of cycles to rail consists
Train Crew
Route knowledge
Depot locations
Barracks locations
Sign on patterns
Barracks crew utilisation
Terminal Scheduling
Dump slot timings
Dumping and stacking activities
Assignment of cargos to pads
Reclaiming and ship loading activities
Ship berthing sequence
Cargo build windows

Learn how we can help your operations maximise throughput and asset utilisation today.