RAIL CAR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Computer program designed to provide shippers' traffic departments with analyses that can reduce the expense and capital outlays involved in operation of freight car fleets. The system develops and maintains an extensive base of information on each car with respect to financial, location and maintenance records. Generated are the following reports: Out of Service, Exceesive Idle Time, Overdue at Destination, Rail Equipment and Daily Activity. A capability of online updating and retrieval of most reports provides fast, accurate information to manage and account for rail car functions. Input includes Car Location Messages, Standard Point Location Codes or other corporate location designations and financial data such as mileage earnings, rentals, paid maintenance, inhouse maintenance, depreciation and any additional expenses on owned or leased cars. For this base, immediate inquiries can be made on specific cars, locations, and status. Design of the system recognizesthe individual character of different fleets and allows tailoring to specific management requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Business Machines Corporation

    1133 Westchester Avenue, Data Processing Division
    White Plains, NY  United States  10604
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-22

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM