Slovenian Railways SŽ selected IVU integrated system as it will plan and dispatch its entire rail fleet, including staff.
IVU integrated system will enable SŽ to implement a continuous digital workflow across all operational areas, allowing control vehicle and duty planning as well as staff and vehicle dispatching within one system.
Under the contract with the state-owned company, IVU.rail will integrate the existing operational and planning processes which previously often took place manually, in order to improve workflows and ensure more efficient use of resources.
“With IVU, we have gained a strong and reliable partner for the future. Thanks to the integrated planning and scheduling of IVU.rail, we can now standardise many of our previously manual tasks in a digital process and thus work much more efficiently. This will increase our competitiveness, especially with regard to our targeted growth in the European market,” Dušan Mes, Director General of SŽ said.
Through the mobile app IVU.pad, the communication between dispatch managers and mobile staff will be facilitated. A powerful optimisation system also supports users, planners and dispatch managers with sophisticated algorithms for complex tasks such as extensive variant planning or last-minute changes to the timetable. The first journeys are to be scheduled using IVU.rail solution from the end of 2020.
Slovenske železnice operates more than 500 daily passenger trains transporting almost 15 million passengers a year on numerous domestic and international destinations in other European countries such as Austria, Croatia or Germany.
The company is also providing rail freight transport services, being the country’s largest rail freight operator and logistics company. On the 1,229 km network, SŽ operates over 130 daily trains. On the Croatian and Austrian network, SŽ already provides services with its own traction. SŽ transports more than 20 million tonnes of cargo a year, of which more than 90% cross-border.