Logistics in mainline traffic: The functions of zedas®cargo
Step by step along the value creation process – zedas®cargo links and supports your operational and commercial processes.
With zedas®cargo, we offer you an immediately available, tried and tested standard software solution for long distance transport. Our IT solution seamlessly supports all central rail processes: Calculation, contract and order management, resource planning, operation, as well as billing and re-calculation.
All service components of railway traffics can be calculated on the basis of cost rates. As a result, it is possible to work out and compare calculation variants in a fast and reliable way and to prepare attractive and economic offers in this way.
All information regarding contracts and orders is managed in the software solution. They serve as basis for the more advanced applications: resource planning, operation, billing and controlling.
In the integrated solution, the planning and disposition employees are supported in allocating (drag & drop) suitable and available resources by means of clear Gantt diagrams. This applies equally to regular and ad hoc transport services. The software automatically checks applicable working time regulations, collective agreements as well as qualifications and authorisations of the employees.
In close cooperation with our customers and upon request, we implement intelligent tools which automatically design duty planning/personnel tours, train paths and locomotive cycles. Staff planners and dispatchers save precious time, resources are used in a more efficient and balanced manner. Benefit from the best utilisation possible and cost-efficient, competitive total operation.
Using a central graphical overview, the planner is informed about the current order and train movement situation at one glance. The operational management is supported in the processing, monitoring and documentation of the train services. Displayed target/actual deviations allow for timely corrective measures.
Upon request, the additional ETA function provides your customers and partners with information about the estimated time of arrival of an order. To do so, zedas®cargo combines the planning data of the route and the use of resources with current train running information. The calculation, based on intelligent algorithms, is done continuously and in real-time.
The actual data gathered during operation are automatically entered into the orders and transferred to the billing module. The invoicing to customers and partners can be made in a transparent, fast and efficient manner. Automatically updated staff time accounts considerably simplify the payroll accounting. Processed data can be transferred to third-party systems upon request by using the suitable interfaces.
The solution is a powerful tool for the identification of cost drivers and improvement potentials along the entire value-added chain. All the information for target/actual comparisons, re-calculations, statistics and key performance indicators is available in an automated manner and immediately after the rendering of the service.
Mobile applications for tablets and smartphones are a modular part of zedas®cargo and simplify the flow of information and data in the company. Important business processes in the field, such as the train preparation, the damaged carriage management or the recording of actual times for the settlement can be processed on a mobile device. Employees can complete their tasks independent of the central control centre promptly and on site. They minimise time consuming consultations, records and the related error sources. The mobile application can be used off-line and allows the user to work independently without a permanent data connection being required.