Digital transformation

Digital transformation

Digitalisation offers enormous opportunities to enhance the competitiveness of intermodal transport. Capacity management, efficiency gains from new technologies and interaction with customers: these are crucial keywords on the Hupac Group's digitalisation agenda.

 

Hupac implements its digitalisation strategy with a 'two-speed IT'. Working in parallel with the existing IT department, a dedicated team of business analysts and specialists from the various divisions of the company operates to enable the speedy and agile introduction of new concepts and tools. So, Hupac will ensure maintenance and consistent ongoing development of the existing IT systems as well as the implementation of new customer-centric solutions.

 

OCR gate automation

Over the coming years, Hupac will equip its terminals with OCR portals so as to support automation of the check-in/check-out processes. Equipped with cameras and specific optical character recognition (OCR) software, these portals can read and store information about incoming load units, trains and trucks. The first two portals to monitor incoming and outgoing trains were installed at the Busto Arsizio-Gallarate terminal in December 2017. After a test phase lasting several months, the system will commence operation in spring 2018. By the end of 2018, the project at Busto Arsizio-Gallarate will be completed with the construction of two roadside portals. 

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Wolf Web Oriented Logistic Platform

Wolf is the software platform that will gradually replace the Goal software. Wolf is web-based and device-independent. The customer module was developed and activated and it integrates customer-side processes such as bookings and tracking & tracing, and it also offers numerous additional functions such as driver authorisations, archiving of loading schemes and statistics. The TMS (Transport Management System) module was developed and launched to handle the door-to-door business in maritime transport and traffic to and from China. Additional modules that are currently in the development phase focus on terminal and fleet management. +info

 

SPEAK capacity management system

Hupac's digital strategy includes the introduction of an innovative capacity management system based on algorithms. The goals are an optimised network, an efficient planning process and improved utilisation of capacity with new customer services. The first phase of the project aims to optimise planning of wagon rotation on the basis of the circulation plan. After a test and training phase lasting several months, this module was introduced at the start of 2018. The objective for the second phase is demand-oriented optimisation of train loading. Go-live is scheduled for the end of 2018.

 

ETA projects: Estimated Time of Arrival

Hupac is making targeted investments to develop IT systems that will monitor train movements and provide information for customers. The objective is to exchange reliable information as early as possible with partners in the logistics chain regarding the status of trains and their expected arrival times. Close collaboration with rail partners has already yielded some initial improvements. Hupac participates proactively in pilot projects within the sector aimed at achieving rapid success as regards the transparency and quality of information on train movements.

 

Intelligent wagons with sensors

The agenda also includes solutions for asset visibility, rolling stock monitoring and process optimisation. By end of 2018 Hupac will have on each train smart sensors that will continously communicate information in real-time to our customers. Customers will have access to the real-time data, such as: accurate location of all Hupac trains, arrival and departure from predefined points of interest and customized notifications. In the future, all wagons will be fitted with sensors to increase safety and enable predictive maintenance. 


Data integration with Ediges

Many customers and partners already exchange their data with Hupac via XML using the Ediges (Electronic Data Interchange Goal with External Partners). In 2018 several of the main rail partners are to be integrated – a milestone for the information flow in intermodal transport. The objective is to be able to increase the number of partners using Ediges, to simplify the business processes, increase the quality of the data, and also reduce the costs. +info

Contact

Aldo
Croci
Director Information Technology
Hupac Intermodal SA
Viale R. Manzoni 6
CH-6830 Chiasso
+41 58 8558400
acroci@hupac.com
Aldo
Puglisi
Digitalization & Business Process
Reengineering
Hupac Intermodal SA
Viale R. Manzoni 6
CH-6830 Chiasso
+41 58 8558091
apuglisi@hupac.com

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