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Using Analytics to Drive Costs Out of the Supply Chain

by IntelliTrans | July 9, 2020

Here are five ways analytics are being leveraged to help companies do more with less. In a business environment where taking actions based on gut instinct has.
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5 Reasons You Need a Holistic Supply Chain Approach

Getting to high levels of rail car and truck fleet visibility requires a holistic supply chain approach that doesn’t leave anything out. In the rapidly-evolving supply chain environment, companies can’t afford to have siloed technology.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 10

RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Bad Order Cars and Car Parts What does this term mean? Railcars are put into Bad Order Status during the transportation cycle when the car requires any repair to running gear or safety appliances. These running gears.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 9

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Locomotives   A Locomotive is a diesel electric power plant form of energy that provides horsepower and the tractive effort to pull trains.  Tractive effort is a measurement of locomotive power.  Locomotives come.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 8

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Railcar capacities and Plate designations As cars are loaded and billing is given to the carriers, the shipper must provide a loaded weight so that the railroad can determine if it can move safely. Sometimes this.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 7

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW UMLER   Another piece to the equipment identifying process is UMLER, which stands for Universal Machine Language Equipment Register, UMLER is a database that contains the Railway Equipment Register car information.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 6

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Box Car Mechanical Designation and Markings   The following are a few of the Mechanical Designations in use just for Box Cars.  The combinations of markings seem to be unlimited, but each does mean something very.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 5

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment Mechanical Designation and Equipment Markings   The OFFICIAL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT REGISTER was developed to comply with the order of the ICC in 1912 so that there was a single source to identify cars in.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 4

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment   In this section we look at the freight railcar types in use today and identify some of the types of material each carries.  We also look at how to identify cars by their markings.   Railcar.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 3

RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Terminal/Yard Basic Purpose of Yard A rail yard is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading/unloading, railroad cars and/or locomotives. Railroad yards have many tracks in parallel for.
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Intellitrans Rail 101: Chapter 2

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW   Rail Freight Equipment Within the North American (United States, Canada and Mexico) rail system as of 2018, there were an estimated 1,670,000 freight cars in service. Of these, 19% were owned by the rail.
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Intellitrans Rail 101: Chapter 1

RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW   Rail Companies and Infrastructure   Currently, there are 540 freight railroads operating 140,000 miles of track in the United States.  Of these, seven are Class 1 railroads because of their 2019 annual operating.
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Thoughts on Visibility in the Supply Chain

  Supply chain visibility. Everyone in the transportation and logistics industry needs it. But there are many degrees of visibility in the marketplace. In-transit visibility, which is what is most commonly discussed and shows where goods.
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