For independent entities that coordinate the combined operations of all rail participants in a common supply chain
Complex networks
Model large, complex, multi-stakeholder rail-based value chains
Maximise system throughput
Simultaneously optimise inbound and outbound operations
Global optimisation
Simultaneously minimise demurrage, maximise throughput and above rail efficiency
Operating paradigms
Model dedicated stockpile and/or cargo assembly terminal operations
Inbound / Outbound Scheduling
Simultaneously schedule inbound (load point to terminal stockpile) and outbound (terminal stockpile to vessel) operations for bulk haulage rail networks comprising multiple producers, multiple rail haulage providers and multiple terminal operators to maximise system throughput and minimise total logistics costs
Manage Maintenance Profiles
Evaluate the impacts of different maintenance profiles (load point, rail unit, track, dump station, stacker, reclaimer, ship loader) on system throughput for given demand conditions
Rapid Scenario Testing
Examine the impacts on system throughput of:
  • Fleet Mix Changes
  • Fleet Dedication
  • Terminal Demand Changes
  • Terminal Operating Guidelines
  • Load Point Upgrades
  • Track Network Upgrades
  • Terminal Upgrades
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

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