Rail manufacturers rely on accurate data in the design, build and management of their trains and rollingstock. Whether you're developing maintenance schedules, configuring new models or producing train documentation, up-to-date information is critical.
Yet many rail companies are depending on out-dated, manual methods for utilizing and storing their data from multiple spreadsheets, to un-controlled Word documents and time-consuming design files.
With such data forming the foundation of any rail company, rail manufacturers are realizing the importance of intelligent, integrated content systems, that can re-use and leverage data saving vast amounts of time and money.
ADG's R4i BuildPoint software offers rail manufacturers a powerful combination of asset configuration, asset management, product lifecycle management and technical documentation tools. Throw in our integrated online learning system, and you have all the tools you need to improve efficiency within your business and know the known state of any of your assets, at any point in time.
With R4i BuildPoint, you will be able to seamlessly flow product engineering data from the design and configuration stages, through to production and maintenance. Teams or departments will no longer need to double or triple handle information in separate systems, and content can be re-used for any purpose and in any required format and style.
Such integration means information used out in the field, during maintenance or in training is consistent and, if changed, is all changed at the same time.
Who benefits most?
R4i BuildPoint is predominantly for use by manufacturers who have long life assets, produce multiple variants of an asset, or have a high level of product complexity. So it's ideal for rail manufacturers.
Need a variation of a current train to meet client demand? By re-using data already inputted into our system for pre-built trains and assemblies, you can quickly make changes to a configuration, and output all the required information you need instantly, literally within minutes. Build cards, full configuration details, maintenance schedule, task cards, bill of materials, training manuals, the lot. So no more copying and pasting from one document to another.
Genuine continuous improvement and resourcing efficiency
Consistency and accuracy across all information
Reduced duplication between engineering, manufacturing and maintenance teams
Increased speed to market for new trains
Reduced risk management, knowing the known state of any asset