Optimized use of resources – that is what operational planning is all about. Deploying no more vehicles than necessary to fulfull the timetable is crucial. In turn, timetables need to be robust enough to facilitate the punctuality aspired. All while complying with legal, tariff and operational requirements and taking employee wishes into account. A great challenge! And this challenge will become even more complex with the deployment of e-buses with their shorter ranges.
- Optimize timetables, blocks and duties
- Minimize resource allocation through efficient planning of vehicle and driver deployment
- Automate depot management to reduce administrative effort
- Speed up planning processes
- Receive bi-directional data exchange
Higher service quality and employee satisfaction
- Robust timetables lead to higher punctuality
- Self-rostering and other features ensure higher driver satisfaction
- E-mobility specific parameters considered in block building ensure reliabilty
Gold Coast Transit
MOBILE-PLAN offers a uniquely integrated solution for the creation of timetables, blocks, duties, and for data provisioning the subsequent ITS systems. It provides a wide range of supportive tools and functionalities that increase productivity while keeping passengers and drivers in mind. For example, timetables can be optimized based on statistical data in order to make them robust and efficient at the same time. Furthermore, the trip shifting feature improves the overall resource usage. And unlike in sequential planning, blocks and duties can be adjusted in one single optimization run, based on the Advanced Optimization Core (AOC) of INIT’s subsidiary inola. Several runs with different parameter settings can be started at the same time to present the effects on KPIs and social aspects. Consequently, the organization is able to find its individual balance between maximal cost savings and employee-friendly duties.
In deregulated markets, also transport authorities or municipalities need to build schedules for the tendering process of public transport services. To produce their call for tenders, MOBILE-PERDIS allows them to calculate schedules based on realistic blocks that already consider the requirements of duty rostering. As the incoming quotes might differ in their contractual parameters, the overall costs can be calculated based on the blocks, and compared conveniently. In turn, the performed service is reported. It will be considered like bonus-malus agreements. Therefore the transport services can be cleared based on the provided service quality.
The personnel assignment system MOBILE-PERDIS organizes the staff deployment process – from creating rosters to transferring data for payroll accounting. It automatically tailors duty rosters and shift schedules to the given blocks while considering planning strategies and the employee’s wishes. It provides features that allow for more efficient working routines. MOBILE-PERDIS is not only an integrated feature of the planning solution, but also exchanges information with INIT's MOBILE-ITCS, for example to support an automated working time recording.
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