YardSYM has 30+ decision modules that model various decision-making processes in the yard. These decision modules mimic the intelligence of a human decision maker.
YardSYMSM simulates the movement of trains and railcars in a yard to a very high level of accuracy at over 95 percent. The software uses sophisticated decision modules for train placement, grouping of railcars into blocks, grouping of blocks into trains, and train departures. It also models different types of manpower resources with different shifts with breaks.
This simulation system allows users to identify yard bottlenecks and investigate ways to remove them. The application also enables them to see the impact of bringing in new technology, adding manpower resources in some shifts, and changing yard operating methodologies on a yard’s capacity and process times. YardSYM is an excellent companion for experienced yard personnel since it can supplement their gut feelings and experience with fact-based science.