Railroad Blocking Optimizer
Norfolk Southern, one of the largest freight railroads in the United States, was looking for a better software solution to generate an optimal blocking plan. After licensing our blocking optimizer, the railroad integrated this solution within its own planning system, the Operating Plan Developer (OPD). This system is now an integral part of Norfolk Southern’s operating plan development process.
- Thanks to our blocking optimizer, Norfolk Southern’s service design department can now revise its blocking plan in a matter of days – a process that used to take weeks to months.
- Norfolk Southern frequently uses our solution to improve blocking plans as shipment volumes change.
- The railroad uses our system to redirect traffic in the event of any disruption, such as track flooding and train derailment.