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					Introduction to FOIS
      and CMS


       B.V.L.Narayana
           SPTM
           INDIAN RAILWAYS
   LIFE LINE OF THE NATION !
• MASSIVE & VOLUMNOUS TASK
       CARRY AROUND 1.6 CRORE PASSENGERS
        DAILY
       CARRY 18 LAKH TONNES GOODS EVERY DAY
       RUN APP. 8000 PASSENGER TRAINS DAILY
       RUN 6000 GOODS TRAINS IN ADDITION
       COVERS DISTANCE BETWEEN EARTH AND
        MOON FOUR TIMES DAILY

    IT INDISPENSIBLE– PRS AND NOW FOIS
     INFORMATION SYSTEMS

•   CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THREE BROAD BUT
    OVERLAPING LEVELS:-
    1. TPS    (TRANSACTION     PROCESSING
       SYSTEMS) – REGISTERING DEMAND,
       PREPARING RRs, ISSUING TICKETS ETC.
       (SPTM)
    2. MIS    (MANAGEMENT     INFORMATION
       SYSTEMS)    –    BASED    ON   THE
       INFORMATION GENERATED NORMALLY
       BY TPS (MORNING POSITION)
   INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3. SIS (STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS)
   – BASED ON WHICH INVESTMENT AND
   ASSET RENEWAL DECISIONS ARE TAKEN
   LIKE LINE CAPACITY CHARTS, GTKMs OF
   TRACKS.
  THIS LEVEL DRAWS INPUTS BOTH FROM
   TPS & MIS.
  IR’s LRDSS BELONGS TO THIS CATEGORY
  PRS & FOIS FALL IN BOTH TPS & MIS
   CATEGORIES
     FOIS-THE BACK GROUND

•   IR DECIDED IN EARLY 80s TO GO IN FOR
    COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION SYSTEM
    FOR FREIGHT OPERATIONS AND SET UP A
    CENTRAL ORGANIZATION FOR FREIGHT
    OPERATIONS SYSTEM (COFOIS)
•   THIS WAS REPLACED BY CRIS (CENTRE FOR
    RAILWAY INFORMATION SYSTEM) FOR
    DESIGNING & DEVELOPING FOIS
      FOIS Organisational setup
   CRIS (CENTRE FOR RAILWAY INFORMATION
      SYSTEMS), AN ORGANIZATION AS AN
   UMBRELLA FOR ALL COMPUTER ACTIVITIES
       ON IR ESTABLISHED IN 1986, HAS
         Chief Administrative Officer
             Chief Project Manager
                Dy COM/FOIS
(4 Dy COM’s CRIS Office + 1 Each in the RLY HQ)
 STATE OF THE ART ARCHITECTURE

 3-tier client server architecture
   Terminals to capture data from field
   locations (control offices, lobbies in yards,
   goods sheds etc.)
   Terminals connected to application servers
   for transaction processing centrally placed at
   CRIS’s office
   These servers are connected to Zonal HQs,
   Divisional Control Offices, Inter-change
   points etc.
   Servers are networked amongst themselves
   and to the central server for global level
   transactions
STATE OF THE ART ENVIRONMENT


 Architecture provides for
   High Availability
   High Scalability
   Flexibility to interface with other
     systems at low costs
  Some statistics of the project

Cost                 Rs.426.12 Cr.

First Phase (RMS)    233 locations

Second Phase (TMS)   530 locations
Phases in FOIS implementation

 RMS Phase – I
  –   Train and Wagon Interchange
  –   Asset Utilization
  –   Rake based consignment tracking and pipeline
  –   Wagon holding
  –   Terminal handling performance
 RMS Phase – II
  – Captures wagon wise data
Phases in FOIS implementation
 Phase III – Terminal Management System
  (TMS)
  – Commercial activities – Acceptance, booking
    and delivery of consignment
  – Invoice generation, transmission and
    accounting
  – Improved Customer Interface – Electronic
    payments, Internet booking
Loads on Run
Loads for a terminal
Rly Bd- Inter zonal forecast
Terminal Detentions- Exception Report
Terminal Detentions- Exception Report
Tariff
State-wise Terminal Facilities
        FOIS - MISSION
TO GIVE A TOTAL TRANSPARENT SYSTEM
WITH CONTINUOUS CARGO VISIBILITY AND
AN UPTODATE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT TO
THE CUSTOMERS WITH INSTANT ACCESS TO
INFORMATION REGARDING THEIR
CONSIGNMENTS IN TRANSIT FOR JUST IN
TIME INVENTORY
 CONTINOUS CARGO VISIBILITYAND
TRANSPARENCY IN SHARING OF
INFORMATION – A LONG OUTSTANDING
DEMAND OF INDUSTRY
1.The system as implemented upto now performs the following
functions:
    oMonitoring of all freight trains indicating their position in
    computerized teritory and their expected time of arrival at
    destination. Commodity wise flow of frieght trains for customers
    like Power Houses, Refineries, Feritlizers and Cement Plants, Steel
    Depots and Public Frieght Terminals enabling the recipients of
    consignments to have an accurate forecast of cargo arrivalsgiving
    them adequate time to complete preparatory arrangement to handle
    the cargo.
    oOut bound loaded rakes from the computerized territory are also
    monitored in the same manner
    oFull particulars of detachments from block rakes are recorded and
    updated eliminating chances of wagons getting unconnected or
    missing.
    oDetails of rakes/Wagons in various yards, their phase-wise
    detention in different terminals, eliminating the need for costly
    manual documentation and tedious retrieval systems and
    inaccuracies.
oManagerial reports regarding availability of rolling stock, i.e. wagons
and locomotives at any instant of time to plan for their most efficient
utilization.
oWith the use of the system there has been a visible reduction in the
anxiety levels mental stress and confusion amongst railway customers
and its operating staff. The voluminous and repetitive exchange of
data on telephones round the clock has now been reduced and is
gradually being replaced by minimum data input. The improved work
environment has significantly simplified planning and execution of
assigned tasks.
oThe system information is being used to club less than train load
consignments from different loading stations. The words of
appreciation from bulk customers who are being advised through e-
mail the status of their consignments, is a clear indication that the
anticipated benefits from FOIS have already begun to accrue to the
customers. Interactive web based solutions to give customised reports
to Railway Board, Zonal Railways and Divisions is in place
FOIS-AN ENABLING INSTRUMENT


ON-LINE, REAL TIME :
  ASSET PLANNING
  ASSET TRACKING
  ON-LINE OPERATIONS CONTROL
  CONSIGNMENT TRACKING
  ACCOUNTAL OF REVENUE & GOODS
                   BENEFITS

 CONTINUOUS CARGO VISIBILITY
 Rake based consignment tracking and pipeline
 Vehicle guidance of all trains on run.
 Daily report describing the performance of all
through trains operated in a controlled territory
for the day.
 Actual/Estimated arrival and departure
particulars for a particular train at any or all the
reporting points.
 Train & stock Interchange
Wagon wise Interchange
                   BENEFITS




IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY PER/MAN YEAR
 Drudgery of manual like maintenance of registers
etc. is eliminated.
 Particulars of crew on train with hours spent on
duty.
 Re-deployment of major portion of staff involved
in wagon tracing and account checking activities.
                     BENEFITS

 IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE &
SATISFACTION
 Facilitation of acceptance (customer’s orders), billing
and cash accountal from identified nodal customer
centers and not necessarily at the handling terminals.
 E-Commerce facilitates the customers to operate
from their premises for the above requirements of
billing and cash accountal and thus reduce the burden
of logistics management, and in addition drastically
bring down the inventory costs in the entire chain of
physical distribution system.
 Quick settlement of Claims
 Just in time Inventory
                        BENEFITS

GOODS SHED OPERATIONS
 Arrival particulars of Wagons
 Placement and Release Particulars
 Information on demands registered and pending
Indents.
 Preparation of Railway Receipts
 Information on Demurrage and Wharfage.
 Loading Particulars
 Goods Shed Earnings.
 Information on delayed wagons and Wagons awaiting
placement/release
             THE ROAD AHEAD


 Empty Wagons Distribution System
   – The system has at any particular point of time, the
     details of registration of wagons and their
     requirement of empties.
   – The management lays down the priority for supply
     of these and issues movement instructions as built
     in FOIS for assigning the empties to specific
     stream.
   – This will ensure minimum empty haulage and
     optimum utilization of wagons.
   Crew management system

objectives
  – Do all crew booking activities
  – Update users on latest information
  – Cost optimization
  – Transparency in operations
    Crew management system
 Functions
  – Continuous visibility and instant access to
    information
  – MIS system for optimization of use of crew
    and assets
  – Contains all services related to crew
     • Booking for train operations
     • Booking for shunting, coaching services
     • Information dissemination to crew
   Crew management systems
 Functions
  – SMS module for crew booking, calling,
    messaging, shortage alerts etc
  – Can be customized to individual lobbies
  – Interconnected to all lobbies
  – Crew MIS report generation
  – >700 lobbies, 3000 kiosks functioning
       Crew booking system
 Benefits
  o Global tracking of crew of all the crew on the
    CMS system in real time
  o WEB enable reports which are available to all
    the FOIS network users
  – Improves asset utilization
 Future
  – Look at breath analysis, biometrics,
    Abnormality reporting by crew
          THE ROAD AHEAD


 Locomotive Repair Management System
  – Maintenance and performance history
    of locomotives and their sub-assemblies
  – Record of Lab-testing of fuels,
    lubricating oils and cooling water for
    diesel loco.
  – Will compare successive tests results.
           THE ROAD AHEAD



 Wagon Repair Management System
  – Record of work performed in yard and sick
    line including a gang wise analysis of work
    performed
  – Maintain inventory of stores in wagon
    depots, print exception reports of items in
    short supply or out of stock
  – Monitor implementation of modifications in
    the system.
          THE ROAD AHEAD


 Fuel Management System
   – Monitoring of fuel stocks at fueling points
     along with record of receipts, issues and
     losses at this point.
   – Record of fuel issues to locomotives and
     analysis of fuel consumption driver-wise and
     service-wise
           THE ROAD AHEAD


 Freight Revenue Accountal System
   – Will cover collection, accountal and remittance of
     freight earnings by stations.
   – Monitor calculation and collection of charges such
     as sidings, cranes etc.
   – Monitor maintenance of goods outward bookings
     and delivery books, goods cash books etc. Checks at
     traffic accounts office shall become largely
     redundant because station balance sheet shall be
     generated by computer.
        THE ROAD AHEAD



 Safety Management System
  – An off-line system which will maintain a detailed
    record of all accidents for analysis.
  – Monitor progress of accident enquiries,
    compliance of inspection schedules, their follow-
    up and the safety record of individual staff.
  – Monitor inspection schedules of ARTs & MRVs.
                   FUTURE DIRECTIONS                         OTHER
                                                             DIVISIONS
       SECTION
       CHARTING
       TERMINALS

                                 DIVISIONAL
                                 CONTROL                      CENTRAL FOIS
                                 TERMINALS                    SERVER


                   DIV
                   OPNS               DIV SAT
                   SERVER             STATION


                                                               NTES
                                                               SERVER




                                 SEASONAL
                                 CENTRE
                   MOBILE USER                  CUSTOMER’S         EDI
                                                TERMINAL           FORMAT
YARD/GOODS
SHEDS
  THE ROAD AHEAD



Auto Charting
NTES
COIS
     HICCUPS

TRAINING
ATTITUDINAL
 CHANGE
INTERFACE WITH
 CUSTOMERS
THANK YOU

				
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