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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 98
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Edited by: J. Pombo
Paper 44

Optimization of the Maintenance of Locomotives using a Consolidated Indicators Panel

L.M. Vianna1, I.A. Júnior1, G.M.C. Viglioni1, L.A.S. Lopes2, R.A.M. Bandeira2 and M.N. Machados1

1MRS Logística Corporation, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
2Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
L.M. Vianna, I.A. Júnior, G.M.C. Viglioni, L.A.S. Lopes, R.A.M. Bandeira, M.N. Machados, "Optimization of the Maintenance of Locomotives using a Consolidated Indicators Panel", in J. Pombo, (Editor), "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 44, 2012. doi:10.4203/ccp.98.44
Keywords: technology, optimization, efficiency, management, scheduling, programming, maintenance, strategy.

Summary
Nowadays railroads are focused in new operating strategies capable of managing their fleet more efficiently, in order to offer more regular and reliable services.

This paper proposes a methodology for evaluating management performance with respect to the maintenance of locomotives, featuring a panel of consolidated indicators for monitoring and analysis of its performance of these assets. Its main objectives are:

a)
The development of a tool focused on monitoring key indicators of the locomotives of the company;
b)
The evaluation of the indicators mapped in real time and making effective decisions more quickly with this information; and
c)
The development of an application that consolidates all indicators in one screen.
The data presented in this paper consists of a case study drawn from the analysis of the data in a major rail freight operator in Brazil. As a result of the increasing need to optimize of the performance the locomotives of a rail heavy freight company (heavy haul), the main indicators for this type of asset have been analysed. These indicators were defined based on the literature and indicators already monitored by the maintenance area, extracted from the targets of the company's strategic planning.

This paper proposes a methodology for evaluating management performance to the maintenance of locomotives, featuring a panel of consolidated indicators for monitoring and analysis of its performance.

The application of this system of measurement and control allows strategic aspects to be managed more efficiently, and enables faster correction of possible deviations.

This system of indicators is based on an information technology using the web, where updated information can be obtained online. For the development of this tool Microsoft.Net technology is used, where the main characteristic is the use of reusable components for the development of Web solutions. The adopted programming language is C#.

For the best viewing of the information technique ResizeForm is used. The application of this system enables the maintenance of the locomotives sector to achieve greater control and traceability of their actions.

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