GE Transportation a global provider of innovative rail products and services, hosted its 26th Annual Client Conference June 15 – 17, introduced several new product enhancements to its RailConnect™ 360 software and services and announced the winners of GE Transportation’s FastTrack Awards.
GE Transportation, a global provider of innovative rail products and services, hosted its 26th Annual Client Conference June 15 – 17, introduced several new product enhancements to its RailConnect™ 360 software and services and announced the winners of GE Transportation’s FastTrack Awards.
Hundreds of GE Transportation customers and partners attended 65 sessions conducted by GE Transportation software engineers and subject matter experts. As part of the conference, GE held training sessions on analytic tools that enable better decision-making that improve outcomes across the rail enterprise. Other topics included mobility, revenue management, and asset optimization.
Pete McCabe, Vice President of Global Services and keynote speaker, said “This is a great forum for our customers to meet with other industry leaders. Our RailConnect 360 solutions have a lot to offer and this conference give us the opportunity to have a dialogue with our customers and ensure that what we’re delivering supports our customers’ needs.”
As part of the conference, GE Transportation introduced several new products and enhancements to its RailConnect 360 software and services. RailConnect 360 leverages GE’s Industrial Internet Predix ™ platform developed at the Software Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley where GE has invested $1 billion in industrial software development. This investment has sparked a software-led movement within GE to connect machines, business operations and people – bringing the Industrial Internet to life. RailConnect 360 provides railroads with data-driven insights to address key customer pain points like velocity, fuel, reliability, productivity and dwell including:
Asset Performance Analytics is a suite of predictive maintenance solutions that feed machine sensor data into advanced analytical models which predict component failures before they occur, enabling rail equipment owners to make proactive maintenance and replacement decisions.
RailConnect Revenue Management Advanced Analytics, a powerful Business Intelligence (BI) offering designed to provide business insights, support interline accounting and industry rules and drive business performance.
RailConnect mCrew, a mobile software solution for train crews to receive switching instructions and report car movement activity in the field with an improved User Interface.
RailConnect 2.0 Visual Yard, new user interface provides improvements to access, view, save and print data from RailConnect Transportation Management inventory.
RailDOCS Wayside Asset Management System plans, manages, and optimizes the daily operations of railroad maintenance departments. RailDOCS is used to maintain and configure assets on location in the field, and complete timely tests and inspections to comply with federal and railroad requirements.
ShipperConnect Rail Track and Trace now integrated with Predix to provide an enhanced user experience, including improved data quality and ETA’s, and a flexible, feature-rich user interface designed to accommodate a variety of users.
ShipperConnect Yard & Transload Management offers graphical representation and multiple work views of facilities, track layout, and customized process flows to significantly improve the process of managing rail assets and inventory within a plant or transload facility. With a single click, users can view details on shipments, move rail cars within their plants, and load, unload or transfer inventory in railcars, piles, silos, bins, or containers, controlling inventory and managing customer orders. Integration with ERP systems and EDI data sources provides seamless inventory management and control.
For the past ten years GE Transportation has honored an elite group of customers who consistently demonstrate excellence in deploying and utilizing GE’s software and solutions to drive automation, increase productivity, and address mission-critical business issues to achieve vast operational improvements:
• Anacostia Rail Holdings – Louisville and Indiana Railroad
• Delray Connecting Railroad
• Genesee & Wyoming Inc. – Rapid City Pierre and Eastern Railroad
• Lake State Railway
• Pan Am Railways
• Richmond Pacific Rail Corporation
• Sand Springs Railway Company
• Texas and Northern Railway
• Union Railroad
The GE Transportation’s 26th Annual Client Conference was held at the Westin Buckhead. Companies in every major segment of the rail industry attended the conference and included short line and regional railroads, Class I railroads, railcar leasing companies, rail shippers, and intermodal terminal operators.