FGC is a government-owned company in Catalonia, responsible for rail transport in and around the city of Barcelona. FGC will use a SISCOG system based on its CREWS product that speeds up and facilitates the decision making regarding the duty scheduling of about 300 drivers from its three railway lines. This new tool ensures, in an automatic way, compliance with the company’s different labour rules and management goals, allowing at the same time to easily carry out studies and simulations regarding the dimension of its operation.
The use of the system will allow FGC to create more efficient work schedules and to reduce the amount of time required for the duties scheduling, which is currently done manually.
This efficiency is possible thanks to the optimiser built into the system, which offers a wide range of optimisation criteria with the possibility of defining multiple objectives. This optimiser is equipped with algorithms based on Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence models that lead the state-of-the-art in crew optimisation.
João Pavão Martins, SISCOG’s CEO and Co-Founder, said: “It is a great satisfaction to see FGC take advantage of a tool whose main objectives are to streamline the work of schedulers and contribute to making the operation as efficient as possible.”
Oriol Juncadella i Fortuny, FGC’s Director of FGC Operadora, underlines the importance of transforming the scheduling of drivers’ duties into a more flexible, agile and optimised process improving, as a consequence, the whole process of elaboration of new itineraries in FGC.