INTEGRATED PLANNING AND DISPATCH WITH FLEET MANAGEMENT

Transdev GmbH, the largest private operator of bus and rail transport in Germany, transports around 255 million passengers a year throughout the country. For a company with 45 subsidiaries and over 6,900 employees, efficient planning and scheduling of vehicles and personnel is essential.

In order to standardise the resource planning and dispatch of the different bus and rail companies in the group, Transdev was looking for an integrated IT system that would unify all planning aspects of bus, tram, and rail transport. The chosen software should operate centrally to help to automate planning processes and reduce costs.

Transdev opted for the integrated planning and dispatching software IVU.suite due to the high degree of standardisation and the included optimisation components. The system makes it possible to define work processes in a uniform, transparent, and cross-company manner and to centralise technical operations. The numerous subsidiaries of the Transdev Group benefit from the integrated overall system for ITCS and ticketing for their bus fleets or use IVU.crew to create automatic driver assignments to planned services as dispatchers. 

By unifying the planning and scheduling system for all subsidiaries and centralising operations management with the IVU.suite, the Transdev Group has been able to significantly reduce the costs of operations and organisation. The IVU software replaced the partially manual planning, thus ensuring a transparent planning process with a continuous data flow and a more flexible deployment of employees. Last but not least, thanks to the automation and optimisation tools of the IVU.suite, Transdev was able to prevail in several tenders and thus win new transport services.

Objectives

    • A centrally integrated planning and dispatch system
    • Simplifying and standardising processes
    • Cost savings in the use of resources

      Specific details

      • Cross-company working processes
      • Standard products for fleet management and ticketing