Each of SISCOG Suite products — ONTIME, FLEET and CREWS — is composed of several independent but fully integrated modules that address the whole resource scheduling and management cycle in transportation companies.
These modular, flexible and integrated solutions interface easily with other systems, allowing for long-term scheduling to real-time dispatching and post operation analysis.
With powerful optimisation capabilities, you can expect significant reductions in costs and scheduling time, benefit from the possibility of developing what-if scenarios, quick and easily recover from disruptions, schedule from scratch and reschedule an existing schedule when reality changes, and use multiple decision-support levels and web & mobile based interaction.
Extensive reporting is also available, including decisive key performance indicators and other statistics to assess performance.
ONTIME is a standard decision-support product that creates and manages optimised timetables, with the creation of services and network allocation over time, considering passenger demand, and operational constraints (for example, network capacity). ONTIME produces annual timetables down to day-to-day adjustments due to special events, such as holidays, large-scale events, and track engineering work.
ONTIME guarantees all of this, and more.
OPTIMISED TIMETABLES & PROCESS
ONTIME is equipped with powerful optimisers.
FLEET is a standard decision-support product that creates and manages optimised vehicle schedules, considering expected passenger demand figures, timetables, network, vehicle specifications and needs, and operational constraints/rules. FLEET produces long-term balanced routings or cyclic rosters, short-term calendar schedules, handles scheduled vehicle inspections, maintenance and other services, and provides decision-support during the day of operation. In the calendar schedule, vehicles can be allocated to balanced routings following irregular patterns or following regular rotation patterns based on cyclic rosters.
FLEET guarantees all of this, and more.
OPTIMISED SCHEDULES & PROCESS
FLEET is equipped with powerful optimisers.
CREWS is an award-winning standard decision-support product that creates and manages optimised staff schedules, including both on-board and local staff, considering timetables and vehicle schedules, staff skills and preferences, labour and operational constraints / rules. CREWS produces long-term duties and cyclic rosters, short-term calendar schedules, and provides decision-support during the day of operation. In the short-term calendar schedule, staff can be allocated to duties following irregular patterns (e.g. according to staff preferences) or following regular rotation patterns based on the cyclic rosters.
CREWS guarantees all of this, and more.
OPTIMISED SCHEDULES & PROCESS
CREWS is equipped with powerful optimisers.
We understand how important it is for a scheduler or dispatcher to feel supported during the scheduling or dispatching process and control the output of his work.
So we cater multilevel decision-support in our products, where the user may schedule manual, semi-automatic or automatically, benefiting from very intuitive graphical user interfaces (GUI) and several usability features.
By using the manual mode, our product acts as a computer-aided graphical scheduling tool signalling violations. With the semi-automatic mode the product suggests different alternatives. With the automatic mode an optimised solution is presented, either using default parameters or previously inserted restrictions and goals. The process may start in any mode and resort to any mode at any time.
These are key to SISCOG´s successful products and systems, and are powered by devoted teams, by abiding industry standards, monitoring international trends and advancements in the state-of-the-art, and listening to clients' suggestions and needs.
SISCOG has been investing on research, development and innovation (RD&I) from inception, and since 2003 dedicated an entire department to RD&I. In this lab, a team of highly-skilled researchers, develop and improve optimisation models used to solve resource scheduling challenges faced by transportation companies. The work is done internally but also in partnership with other research labs, universities and even clients.
This positioning is consistently recognised through published papers, awards and our clients’ continuous use of the systems.
SISCOG maintains an Integrated Management System that includes the principles of the Quality and the Research, Development and Innovation management standards (ISO 9001 and NP EN 4457, respectively).
Global recognition for our unique optimisation solutions have resulted in numerous and prestigious awards, such as
“Best Practice Paper Award” at CASPT, Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport, for a paper co-developed with the Dutch Railway (NS), “Security crew scheduling at Netherlands Railways”.
“Innovation Application Award” by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the most prestigious scientific organisation in the field worldwide.
Honourable mention for the CREWS Real-time Dispatcher product in the “Innovation Awards COTEC-Unicer”.
Medal of merit by the “Computerworld Honors Program” and qualification among the top five contributions in the transportation category.