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Digital Railway Atlas: Process Networking – The Basis for a Digital Railway

01 Feb 2023, Transport, Technology, Sustainability

Most transport companies have not had to deal with paper mountains for some time now. When we talk about digitalization today we mean the step-by-step networking of formerly autonomous and now digitalized processes into an integrated and highly efficient overall system. To be successful, transport companies need, among other things, detailed and complete route data from all their consumers – a kind of digital railway atlas.

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The Bigger Picture: Global Metals Market Trends and Outlook, 2023

15 Dec 2022, Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Sustainability, Energy

The metals industry has witnessed a rollercoaster year in 2022 with sudden increases and declines in prices and product demand. This was owing to several factors like inflation in the global economy, high-energy prices, increased interest rates, the US monetary tightening, China’s economic deceleration, the ripple effect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, supply chain constraint and low demand of metals products. These effects have continued towards the end of 2022. But what would the trend look like for the industry in 2023?

Managing Digitalization and Complexity in Vehicle Depots

05 Dec 2022, Technology, Transport, Sustainability

For subsequent users to accept basic systems, the systems need to be made available quickly. This is the case in many IT systems that significantly impact corporate processes – including Depot Management Systems. Functional specifications can take many months to prepare and often are not widely understood. In many respects, a basic system can be the better way to go for system introduction in the long term.

Digitalization Enables Decarbonization of Steel Production

28 Nov 2022, Production, Technology, Energy, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence

Steel plant’s operations are complex because all production steps are interdependent. This makes it challenging to simultaneously optimize production processes, save energy and comply with COregulations while staying competitive with changing market demands. Steelmakers are investing in transformation to net-zero production, which needs to go hand-in-hand with process digitalization and innovating software systems for efficient production management of planning, scheduling and execution of processes.

Digitalization in Rail Companies Needs Standards – Urgently!

03 Oct 2022, Transport, Technology

Process digitalization on the one hand, manual data transfer to flanking systems on the other: Rail companies have now digitized countless business processes. However, what is missing is becoming increasingly clear – the modeling of these individual building blocks into a powerful overall system. This in turn requires standards.