Viewing maintenance as an investment rather than a cost by applying a total maintenance effectiveness approach to planning, a combined team developed a highly focused five-year strategy for rail maintenance. In doing so, this strategy maximised the ROI on the maintenance expenditure.
Using Lean methods and the substitution of modular infrastructure components and sub-systems to externalise critical path activities, we sped up maintenance execution and inspections to reduce track possession times by up to 50%.
By taking a team-based approach and real 5S principles, SECORA helps rail operators increase safety, productivity and employee motivation. This is achieved by facilitating the design and development of a highly efficient, sustainable workplace environment.
SECORA generated a 50% reduction in demurrage costs by managing rail car flow and identifying and reducing process inefficiencies. These inefficiencies had previously led to aged rail cars being present in the rail yard which create demurrage charges from the railroad.
By applying mathematical simulations to port and rail capacity modelling, SECORA can conduct realistic constraints analysis for highly complex systems, which include random events such as weather and interactions.
Understand and manage constraints while achieving a 25% reduction in planned downtime. This is achieved by developing and implementing an optimised shutdown and outage strategy for commodity bulk loading terminals.
In response to forecast population growth far exceeding the delivery of residential infrastructure, SECORA was engaged to optimise interaction between water authorities, local councils, energy providers, telecommunications providers, property developers and the Government. Coordination and prioritisation of activities led to 50 improvement initiatives across all stakeholders which resulted in a 30% reduction of the time taken to deliver infrastructure projects.