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 fleet decisions.”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.