This is the first book to offer a complete spectrum of the role that operations research has played and can play in the improvement of North American freight railroads. It explores how decisions are made at railroads, contains examples of the mathematical programming formulations to the complex problems, and provides insights into real-world applications. The handbook is divided into eleven chapters, covering topics including scheduling problems, empty railcar distribution, and intermodal rail. These topics have been specifically selected to offer a thorough examination of the application of operations research at freight railroads. The chapters are written by recognized award-winning scholars and practitioners with a deep knowledge and understanding of their specific topics. The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads is an ideal resource for academics, experienced researchers, and consultants in the field.Trip planning (car scheduling) system: this is the core of the trip planning or car scheduling process, using a variety of ... typically includes the overall waybill or movement instructions for a car, the history of events the car has experienced, and ... These include customer service, empty railcar management, systems and users needing ETA and ETI (estimated time of ... it is much more difficult to address the needs of products such as grain or coal using the aclassica car scheduling system.
|Title||:||Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads|
|Author||:||Bruce W. Patty|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2015-04-15|