Rail Track, Trace & Intervention Case Study

Business Problem

  • Desire to web-enable distribution chain
  • Challenging integration with legacy and SAP ERP systems
  • Intensive double-entry for distribution management team

Objectives

  • Eliminate double-entry
  • Integrate with legacy and SAP ERP systems
  • Improve asset utilization

Process

  • Utilize IntelliTrans' track and trace feature for visibility
  • Integrate with ERP systems via EDI and flat-file communications
  • Leverage IntelliTrans' intervention services to improve fleet utilization

Results

  • Reduced transportation costs, improved customer satisfaction and improved utilization of internal resources
  • Return on investment achieved within 6 months; $1.25 MM savings delivered
  • Initial rail fleet size reduced by about 5%, despite increased business volumes
  • Rail Fleet transit times measurably decrease: 14% decrease in cycle time for fleet cars and 11% decrease for loaded one-way moves
  • More accurate estimates of arrival times and improved proactive customer service
  • Dramatic reductions in idle & mis-routed railcars
  Rail Tracking Software

Total Savings Identified: $1.25MM

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