The pilot project will encompass the implementation of Tideworks’ Spinnaker Planning Management System and Traffic Control solutions at BNSF’s fifth largest intermodal facility. Spinnaker provides fully-integrated rail planning tools which will easily interface with BNSF’s existing gate technologies and mainframe system. Its advanced rail functionality will enable BNSF to track containers, trailers, chassis, rail cars and other assets in a graphical, user-friendly environment. In addition, Spinnaker’s intuitive user interface will enable BNSF to improve data accuracy and maximise efficiency in operations.
“We selected Tideworks Technology for our pilot because of their terminal operating system experience in stacking operations and because they are easy to do business with,” said Paul Duncan, BNSF director, Hub and Facility Systems Support.
BNSF will also deploy Traffic Control, an advanced module of the Spinnaker Planning Management System. Traffic Control provides flexible management tools, intuitive user interfaces and advanced system administration technologies to optimise operational efficiency and further increase ROI. The project implementation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2009.