Train Crew Scheduling Optimisation
We worked with Aurizon to optimise their coal train crew scheduling by building a custom tool that reduces planning effort and increases visibility across their scheduling operations
“We have been very impressed with Biarri’s agile approach to developing a custom crew scheduling system. Biarri has allowed us to update and adapt our product easily so that we can increase certainty in a constantly changing market.
The product itself has meant that we possess the ability to consistently produce optimised crew schedules aligning to business and customer objectives. This has ultimately resulted in removing manual process time and risk, focus on scenario analysis and further opportunities for improvement, at the same time generating confidence across the business that the crew schedules are the most efficient possible.”
Manager Train Crew Planning, Service Design, Operations Planning, Operations
Aurizon owns and operates one of the world’s largest coal rail networks, linking more than 50 mines with three major ports in Queensland, Australia.
With an increasing level of complexity Aurizon required an efficient, and effective way to plan and schedule their train crewing requirements. Aurizon found that the manual approach to crew scheduling, through excel and pen and paper, lacked the rigour and adaptability to find a quick, repeatable, high quality result.