GE Transportation Optimization Solutions Announces Rail Fleet Optimization
Software for Rail Shippers
ATLANTA -- December 04, 2012
GE Transportation Optimization Solutions, a leading provider of transportation
management software and analytics to the railroad industry, today announced
the release of ShipperConnect Rail Fleet Optimization, a new software solution
designed to help rail shippers reduce transportation costs, improve fleet
allocation decisions, and maximize investment in rail equipment.
Rail Fleet Optimization enables bulk shippers to create optimal rail shipment
plans, reduce the time needed to evaluate shipment variables and tradeoffs,
and manage the balance between private and railroad-owned equipment.
This new software offering from GE Transportation Optimization Solutions is
designed to deliver savings and increase productivity for bulk rail shippers
in several important areas:
*Reduce rail transportation expense
*Maximize railcar capacity and utilization
*Reduce investment in excess railcar supply
*Optimize rail shipments to fulfill customer orders
“ShipperConnect Rail Fleet Optimization is a powerful tool for rail shippers
to reduce transportation costs,” said Kirk Knauff, SVP Marketing and Services.
“The ability to create an optimal rail shipment plan helps shippers manage a
wide range of shipment variables and drive bottom-line savings through better
Rail Fleet Optimization is an offering in the GE Transportation Optimization
Solutions ShipperConnect System, a suite of rail supply chain execution
software for bulk rail shippers.
About GE Transportation Optimization Solutions
GE Transportation Optimization Solutions is a leading provider of
transportation management software and analytics to the railroad industry. GE
Transportation Optimization Solutions offers integrated rail transportation
solutions for enterprise-wide data integration and sharing. GE Transportation
Optimization Solutions solve the world’s toughest rail transportation
challenges by leveraging in-depth knowledge of rail operations, intermodal
terminal operating systems, and multi-modal transportation management to
provide Software as a Service and licensed solutions to railroads and
industrial shippers. GE Transportation Optimization Solutions software is used
to manage rail and intermodal operations, signal and communication assets,
railcar repair billing and inventory, and multi-modal visibility, planning,
and execution for industrial shippers and logistics service providers. For
more information please visit www.getransportation.com/rail/software.
About GE Transportation
GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world’s toughest
transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the
rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions
freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and
stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems
for mining trucks, and value-added services help customers grow. GE
Transportation is headquartered in Erie, Penn., and employs approximately
12,000 employees worldwide.
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