System flexibility allows for quick response to changes in business requirements for equipment. Assigning empty and soon-to-be empty for order fulfillment increases efficiencies in both fleet sizing and network capacity.
A smart, self-culling list shows only available equipment items for a given need. Items include cars, locomotives, containers, trailers, chassis and EOT devices. This list will differ from a total equipment list because it automatically eliminates unavailable assets.
Equipment cycle and pool assignments automatically associates equipment items and related events or activities to an item movement cycle.
Scheduling includes trip plans that govern movement as well as a record of changes to the trip plans.
Parameter needed to create trip plans such as block definitions, terminal standards and customer-to-train relationships are included. Specific customer-to-train relationships determine which trains serve those specific customer facilities.