OMV: Project RTMO in cooperation with OMV

13. 07. 2018

Railway logistics 4.0

The competitive environment remains challenging not only in the railway world. Constantly changing customer needs challenge us to be on the move. If we do not adapt to customer requirements every day, we quickly lose the ball to our competitors.

All the more welcome are innovative digitisation and optimisation projects that are revolutionising rail freight transport and thus setting completely new standards in terms of quality, reliability and flexibility. Together with one of our most important customers, OMV, Service Delivery has therefore set up the Rail Transport Mobility Optimization (RTMO) development project, which, in addition to sales processes, is intended to optimize the entire logistics processes and facilities as well as the dispatching of means of transport. Shown in the “Target Processes & Digitization” sub-project of our Trans4Cargo program, it will make RCG a piece of innovative and digital design. We have completed the research phase and are now going to pilot the insights gained from this, as well as the implementation of the process organization, including all those involved in the supply chain.

Project contents

The project is intended to merge rail logistics and production processes at the customer’s site into a highly flexible, stable and cost-optimized logistics chain. Different IT systems – those of customers as well as internal RCG systems – are to be combined into a common system. “The aim is to ensure optimal planning and control of individual production and logistics processes,” says Andreas Worresch, Information Management, convinced of the innovative project. This should not only accelerate logistics processes for our customers, but also optimize our internal production processes – across all companies. The implementation and implementation of the EU-funded research project will only bring advantages for our customers. “In this way, loading and unloading processes can be better coordinated and the entire supply chain processes can be significantly improved,” says project manager Markus Lang, project management ÖBB-BBC. “If changes in the loading and relocation planning in the refinery occur, the unloading times of the train in the tank farm are automatically redesigned based on current data and adjusted accordingly,” Wolfgang Riedl, Head of Service Delivery, goes into even greater detail. A system that reacts completely flexible and promptly to changes in production processes and automatically adapts the subsequent processes. The end of the project and thus the implementation in real operation as well as the rollout to other industrial customers is planned for 2021.

This innovative step does not only take us further on the road to the precise, quality-assured implementation of our customer promise. but also positions the RCG in the international market as a competitive and reliable end-to-end logistics provider with a unique selling proposition.