TrainMAX optimizes train schedules, detailing the number of trains to run, their routes, and their arrival and departure times at each station so that all railcars are moved at the lowest cost.
TrainMAXSM software is an interactive decision support system that creates an optimal railroad schedule – perhaps the most important aspect of the operating plan, since it dictates the utilization of all assets in the rail network. The TrainMAX system determines a cohort of variables in the process: the number of trains to run; the origin, destination, and route of each train; days of operation of the train where railcars need to be picked up and dropped off; and train arrival and departure times at each location visited by trains.
TrainMAX creates train schedules while honoring yard and track capacities and optimizes the global cost spent in railcars, locomotives, and crews. Use of this system has resulted in annual cost reductions of tens of millions of dollars for our clients.