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18 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

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How Project i-Trace will transform rail operations

The Australian heavy haul rail sector is a major global competitor, having pioneered a number of world-firsts in technological innovation. However, there’s still more to do to maximise the industry’s capabilities and ward off hefty competition from road, which continues to dominate the domestic freight and logistics market. Inventory management, for example, remains a mostly…

10 Oct 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Insights into Speno Rail Maintenance’s operational strategy

With commodity markets regaining momentum, improving supply chain efficiency is key to elevating national productivity. The Australian heavy haul industry - a world leader in innovation - is currently well-positioned to support the boom. But in the face of rising global demand, concerted efforts may soon be required to bolster operations and meet the many challenges…

18 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Be part of Project i-TRACE to transform the Australian rail sector

Danny Broad, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), writes about the ARA’s collaboration with GS1 Australia to standardise how materials are identified to eliminate the current challenge of managing efficient maintenance, repair and overhaul processes. The landscape in which our rail industry operates today is large and complex, causing challenges with cost,…

11 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics | Uncategorised

Cyber security train control – lessons learned

From station, to track-side, to train, the internet of things (IoT) revolution is fast gaining momentum within rail. Applications such as smart ticketing, predictive maintenance, and real-time visibility are enabling a host of benefits, including improved passenger mobility, increased ridership and significantly reduced operational expenditure. However, with all the excitement that connected infrastructure brings to…

4 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Cyber security issues for future intelligent transport systems

Just a few years ago the world was shaken by the WannaCry cyberattack which saw computers being hijacked and ransomed for bitcoin values in excess of $40,000. More than 200,000 victims across 150 countries were affected; and although a coding glitch allowed it to be intercepted after just a few days, the attack served as…

22 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

The future of rail

The rise of urbanisation and ‘mega cities’ is demanding greater connectivity and efficiency in our transportation networks – and inviting a significant amount of innovation in the process. As a result, disruptive innovation is rife - occurring in all facets of the transport sector. In mass transit, recent examples can be seen in operating and…

21 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Harmonising the rail industry’s digital future – the Smart Rail Initiative

The internet of things (IoT) – the concept of adding intelligence and direct communication between machines to improve their efficiency - is set to cause mass, cross-industry disruption. The number of IoT devices grew 31 percent year-on-year in 2017; and by 2020, the global market value is projected to be $7.1 trillion. But while the…

15 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

AusRAIL’s scholarship program: New ideas from the next generation

Looking for ways to promote and educate the broader community on the benefits of rail? Just ask the next generation of rail leaders for their innovative ideas With the prize of a guest pass to attend AusRAIL, the Next Generation Conference Scholarship Program was launched in 2017 to encourage young rail professionals to share their…

25 Jul 2018, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Enhancing safeworking decision making and business performance in rail

Effective safeworking controls are vital for reducing the risk of collision after a signal is passed at danger (SPAD). But what happens when the Locomotive Engineer makes an unintended approach speed error or simply forgets where to stop? While many Locomotive Engineers are highly skilled at rapid, high pressure decision-making, human error is an ever-present…

25 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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