Logistics Module Functionality

Monitor the flow of goods in transit

The IDEAL system is integrated with software suits of factories, terminals and Russian Railways’ systems. As a result, users can promptly get data about the goods flow and solve, for example, issues of abandoned / detached cars.

Register cars and tankers: sent / at the terminal / discharged in storage

By getting information about the exact time of arrival of cars / tankers at the terminal, as well as the time of discharge, our users can accurately evaluate the work of unloading services at the terminal and reduce unreasonable downtime.
Moreover, the IDEAL system enables users to access the load at port stations.

Keep records of rolling stock rent and repair

IDEAL consolidates information from individual sources about planned and actual car repairs, availability of components and spare parts, as well as the cost of transportation to the place of car repair and modernisation. Thus, our customers enjoy an opportunity to reduce repair costs, prevent major breakdowns due to planned repairs and forecast a future budget. The module may be integrated with Russian Railways’ or customer’s software suits.

Plan accumulation at the terminal and tanker arrival

IDEAL enables you to plan the accumulation at the terminal taking into account various factors, including the capacity of the terminal and railway station.
With these data, the user can order tankers of the desired type and tonnage.

Plan and keep record
of ex-works shipments

The IDEAL system enables you to identify mismatches between the number of cars / tanks provided by the railway and the number ordered. Thus, our users are able to adjust the shipment plan or choose a different delivery method.
Moreover, IDEAL allows you to get data about products actually shipped and thus prevent overflow of oil storage facilities, minimise the cost of keeping goods in the port and chartering vessels.

Keep record of actual discharges into tanks

The Logistics module makes it possible to track all unloading cycles and estimate the time spent on the discharge operation. Moreover, the module enables the detection of the difference in the amount of products discharged into the tanks and the figures reported in the factory shipping lists.
These data allow the company’s headquarters to more effectively control the fulfillment of contractual obligations to the customer, as well as predict and promptly resolve conflict situations related to downtime of shunting locomotives.

Monitor a tank condition

The customer may monitor the condition of tanks and get detailed information about end users, suppliers and manufacturers, as well as about the quality of oil products in storage.
This makes it possible to effectively manage the actual product accumulation process and analyse planned and actual data.

Keep record of actual tanker loading operations

IDEAL allows its users to plan arrival dates, tonnage and quality of tankers, thus reducing downtime. Apart from that, keeping record of actual loads makes it possible to conduct a benchmarking analysis of the goods that arrived at the port and were loaded on the tanker. The difference in these indicators characterises the quality of storage of petroleum products in port tanks.
Shipment data also allow you to maintain the related document flow.

Charter tankers

IDEAL makes it possible to accumulate and systematise historical data about the charter, enables more informed decision-making regarding the choice of intermediaries and gives an opportunity to negotiate lower charter rates.

Benefits of the Logistics module for your company

  • Reduced losses during transportatio
  • Reduced storage costs
  • Minimised unreasonable equipment downtime
  • Timely notification of critical situations, reduced risks
  • Efficient document flow
  • Fulfilled obligations to customers at a maximum profit

Sample Case: Use of the Logistics Module at a Terminal Transshipping Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Project objectives

  • Planning of ex-works shipments
  • Monitoring of rail cargo traffic
  • Recording of cargo receipt and storage at the terminal
  • Tracking of cars downtime and calculation of its cost
  • Planning of tanker arrival and recording of tanker loading
  • Generation of electronic document flow

Solutions

  • Introduction of IDEAL
  • Collection of actual figures and automated comparison with target figures
  • Generation of LPG transportation, accumulation and shipment plans
  • Electronic document flow
  • Generation of routine and analytical reports
  • Integration with AS ETRAN and Rail-Tarif, AIS OK
  • Launch of a Telegram bot to generate shipboard operations

Result

  • Uniform automated mechanism to collect, process, consolidate, and store data
  • Higher data processing and decision-making speed
  • Lower number of errors and amount of losses
  • Reduction of non-productive labour, efficient use of human resources