2012 User Group and Commercial Conference

Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Conference Events  

Welcome Reception  
Add to calendarMonday, June 11, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: InterContinental Buckhead Hotel

General Session  
Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: InterContinental Buckhead Hotel

Lunch  
Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: InterContinental Buckhead Hotel

RMI Exclusive Client Event  
Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: The Georgia Aquarium

General Session  
Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: InterContinental Buckhead Hotel

Lunch  
Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: InterContinental Buckhead Hotel


Track Selection  

RailConnect Track A RMS and TMS - Day One  

RC Track A - Automating Your Railroad: Top Tips You Need to Know  (details)

We will review newest and most powerful features and functions in TMS.  Through real-life scenarios and examples we will demonstrate how you can implement them on your railroad to increase automation.  

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

RC Track A - TMS on the Go: Manage Your Railroad Where and When the Work Occurs  (details)

This session will focus on all things mCrew, including new features, setup options, and automation tie-ins with TMS.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

RC Track A - Closing the Value Gap: How Business Intelligence Can Improve Operating Results  (details)
RMI’s TMS and RMS systems contain a wide variety of data.  Learn how to use RMI’s Business Intelligence tool to harness the power of that data.  An overview of our TMS Dashboards will demonstrate the capabilities of the tool and how you can use BI to improve your operation.  In addition this session, will take you on a brief tour to show you how to use BI to design custom reports and graphs.
Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

RC Track A - Revenue Management: Improving Performance with Advanced Analytics  (details)

To effectively manage Revenue Accounting, companies require actionable, relevant, and accurate key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive business performance. This session introduces RMI’s new Revenue Performance Management that measures rating and interline accounting accuracy, timeliness, and efficiency.

 

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)

RailConnect Track B Car Hire - Day One   

RC Track B - Hands On: Tips and Tools for Managing Car Hire  (details)

RMI’s Car Hire Payable system produces a variety of both standard and on-demand reports. Using RMI’s Business Intelligence tool enables even greater access to your car hire results.  This session will focus on using these reports and the BI tool to keep your car hire costs as low as possible.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

RC Track B - Navigating the System: Effective Techniques to Reduce Car Hire Costs  (details)

The RMI Car Hire Payable System is a sophisticated tool to handle a complex process.  In this session you will learn the basics on how to navigate the CHP system and access the various levels of drilldowns and applications that will enable you to monitor your car hire expense.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

RC Track B -Maximizing ROI: Protect and Collect Your Reclaims  (details)

Car Hire Rules allow for reclaims in three situations; Car Hire Rule 4, Car Hire Rule22, and bilateral or special agreements between carriers.  In this session you will learn how to identify those reclaims to insure they are being protected as well as identifying those being countered.  

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

RC Track B - Information Now: Harnessing the Power of Car Hire Receivables Data  (details)

RMI’s Car Hire Receivable system produces a wide variety of reports that allow you to review and analyze your car hire revenue.  The addition of RMI’s Business Intelligence tool offers even greater access to your car hire results and allows you to monitor, analyze, and summarize vast amounts of current and historical car hire information with just the click of a mouse.  Learn how to use dashboards to monitor spikes in reclaims and plunges in revenue.  Also, learn how to use an e-mailed scheduled report to assist in analyzing car utilization to get the optimal revenue from your equipment investment.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)


RailConnect Track A TMS and RMS - Day Two  

RC Track A - Data Dialogue: Connect Your Customers to TMS and Streamline Operations  (details)

Now that your customers are signed up for RCI, what’s next? Learn some ways to take advantage of this data in TMS to improve Rail Operations. 

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

RC Track A - Adapt and Innovate: New RailConnect Features for Industry Initiatives  (details)
Over the past three years, the Switching Settlement Data Exchange (SSDX) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been working to expand and revise the switching settlement process and associated AAR Railway Accounting Rules. The purpose of this session is to provide carriers an in-depth overview of upcoming changes, as well as the information, documentation and resources needed to participate in the new switching settlement process.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

RC Track A - The Revenue Engine: Optimize Your Revenue Cycle from Start to Finish  (details)

Would you like to enhance your existing revenue management processes, save time, and improve cash flow? RMI’s new Revenue Management Advanced Analytics delivers comprehensive revenue work tools, in-depth record analysis, and access to real-time revenue reporting. This session will introduce you to RMI’s new revenue offering that is designed to support railroad accounting and provide needed insights for business decisions.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)


RailConnect Track B Car Hire - Day Two  

RC Track B On the Horizon: New Features to Manage Car Hire Receivables  (details)

Take the frustration out of managing your companies’ investment in your railroad fleet.  The new features allow you to review the car hire allowances by reported and earned date.  You can drilldown by payor, AAR car type, equipment number, RMI Contract and Owner number as well as reclaims.  A query for Equipment Movement History gives you the movement history on your equipment.  Claims issued on your equipment and the CHARM files are quickly accessible through the new features.  A Report section provides a variety of standard BI reports that can be easily exported in Excel.  

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

RC Track B - Ask the Expert: Are You Paying Too Much Car Hire?  (details)

Am I paying too much in car hire?  This question is often asked. This session will include a panel of car hire experts that will address this concern.  The panel will examine various areas of the car hire system that will enable you to substantiate your car hire costs or determine if you are actually overpaying.  This session is based upon questions that have been previously submitted.   We urge you to come with your own questions or suggestions, or you may submit your own ahead of the session to carhirepayable@rmiondemand.com.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

RC Track B - The Best Practice: 7 Habits of Highly Successful Car Hire Professionals  (details)

One of the seven habits of highly successful people is to be proactive.  In this session we will discuss 7 areas of car hire where you should be proactive in order to receive the greatest value from the car hire system and possibly reduce your car hire costs.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)


ExpressYard Track - Day One  

EY CRB in the Cloud: Managing Railcar Repairs from A to Z  (details)

ExpressYard is so much more than a car repair billing system – it’s designed to run your entire repair operation! This session will provide insight into the valuable features that ExpressYard offer, including employee labor hour tracking, inventory part management, handhelds and data feeds from Railinc – just to name a few.

 

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

EY Managing Change: New CRB Features for Industry Initiatives  (details)

Are you interested in learning how the ExpressYard CRB system is prepared to interact with industry standard systems provided by Railinc?  If you said yes, this is the session for you.  This session will show how ExpressYard CRB can interact direct with current Railinc systems like the Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system.  We’ll also examine the future of industry system interaction, including the upcoming implementation of Railinc’s Comprehensive Equipment Performance Monitoring (CEPM) program.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

EY Amp Up CRB: Advanced Techniques to Unlock Value and Drive Results  (details)

In this session we will show you how easy it is to use and deploy many of the automated, time-saving features in the ExpressYard CRB system. We will cover topics like automated inventory associations, the use of applied user qualifiers and repair templates, contract pricing tricks, and the power of audit rules. If you’re ready to save time and get serious about your repair billing system, then this is the session for you.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

EY - New Release: Maintenance Management for Railcar Owners  (details)

ExpressYard is proud to announce a new system for the handling of railcar maintenance for those who own and lease railcars, ExpressYard Maintenance Management System.  Come learn about the features of MMS and how it can streamline your operations for repair auditing, exceptions, rebuttal billing, and invoicing.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)

Express Yard - Day Two  

EY Hands On: Closing the CRB Performance Gap  
Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

EY The Best Practice: 7 Habits of Highly Successful Railcar Repair Shops  (details)

Have you ever wondered what changes could be made to your repair operations that would increase productivity and reduce errors?  This session will discuss how the most successful repair shops are using the ExpressYard CRB system to improve their productivity and how these changes may impact your own business.

 

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

EY Product Roadmap: The Future is Now  (details)
Come prepared to participate! In this session we’ll be taking a look at the ExpressYard features released during 2012 and a review of what’s coming in the development roadmap for 2013 and beyond.
Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)


ShipperConnect Track - Day One  

SC Accelerate the Cycle: Tips and Tools for Effective Asset Management  (details)

This session will focus on how to get the maximum efficiency out of RT&T for daily fleet management. Specific items to be covered will include maintaining fleet set-ups, identifying exception cars, determining the location and status of cars (and the amount of product) in the pipeline, creating reports that show just the information you and your customers need, and exporting that data to Excel.  This session will also address the role of sub-fleets in obtaining information efficiently.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

SC Mission Critical: Managing Rail Operations Inside the Plant  (details)

RMI’s ShipperConnect Rail Yard Management is designed to help shippers effectively manage complex railcar movements and inventory inside a plant. The information-rich graphical display makes it easy to handle workflow planning, tracking, and management of the railcar shipments for your facility.  Using sophisticated processing logic to block and process car movements automatically, ShipperConnect Yard Management distributes notifications on railcar status, schedules tasks, and provides work orders for train crews. Rail Yard Management integrates with plant operating systems and ERP solutions, and promotes seamless and accurate two-way communication of switching, loading, and unloading data with your serving rail carriers

 

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

SC Data Dialogue: Business Intelligence for Improved Fleet Utilization  (details)

Customers now have access to Rail Track and Trace activity via Business Objects, a powerful Business Intelligence tool for the creation and customization of reports, graphs and dashboards.  With its ability to portray and pinpoint information, this tool offers even greater possibilities for savings as well as an efficient and effective method  to create custom reports and analytics about the current status of your fleet and trends in fleet utilization. In this session, we will show you how to use BI to design custom reports and graphs over Rail Track & Trace data.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

SC Maximize ROI: Creating the Optimal Rail Shipment Plan  (details)

RMI’s ShipperConnect Rail Fleet Optimization is an integrated decision support solution to help rail shippers improve fleet allocation decisions and efficiently and effectively serve customer demand. Rail Fleet Optimization delivers powerful tools to help rail shippers increase fleet utilization, reduce freight spending, and manage the balance between private and railroad-owned equipment.  Come and learn how Rail Fleet Optimization will improve asset utilization, reduce idle time, and help rail shippers drive a rapid return on investment in private equipment.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)

ShipperConnect Track - Day Two  

SC In the Cloud: End-to-end Rail Supply Chain Execution  (details)

If you are a shipper or 3PL that needs to transload product – from rail to truck, truck to rail, or rail to ocean – RMI’s ShipperConnect SC – Transload Application can help you do it more efficiently. With MTM Transload, you can automate workflow processes for all inventory movements at transload facilities – inbound, outbound, or on-site. ShipperConnect Transload allows you to coordinate inbound/outbound movements, as well as assess inventory capacity to fulfill outbound customer delivery movements. Its analytic capabilities give you operational measurements to understand inventory consumption and fulfillment effectiveness, so that you can evaluate the overall efficiency of transload operations.

 

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

SC New Release: Maintenance Management for Railcar Owners  (details)

RMI is proud to announce a new system for the handling of railcar maintenance for those who own and lease railcars, Railcar Maintenance Management System.  Come learn about the features of MMS and how it can streamline your operations for repair auditing, exceptions, rebuttal billing, and invoicing

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

SC Product Roadmap: The Future is Now  (details)
RMI has leveraged our experience with railroad and transportation management to offer an integrated solution set to meet a broad range of shipper needs through a single, unified web portal.  This session will focus on the upcoming new products and services RMI is adding to its ShipperConnect solution set. Covered will be key inventory and workflow management functionality being added to the ShipperConnect Rail Yard Management 
Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)


RailDOCS Track - Day One  

RD Top Tips: Plan, Manage, and Optimize Daily Maintenance Operations  (details)

In this session we will demonstrate how the RailDOCS Preventive Maintenance Management System's suite of products is specifically designed to assist the field forces in optimizing their FRA required testing schedules.  Powerful mobile applications coupled with comprehensive web based management tools ensure improved compliance across the organization.



Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

RD Hours of Service: The Safety Difference on the Ground and in the Cab  (details)

In this session, we will demonstrate the RailDOCS Hours of Service (HoS) web application that keeps track of the hours of service for railroad employees and railroad contractors.  The service meets the recordkeeping requirements of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA), and has been designed to comply with 49CFR 228.  Hours of Service provides an accurate, real-time view of employee rest status and availability and helps compliance with the significant changes in the Hours of Service law, including personnel applicability, minimum off-duty time and ‘undisturbed’ rest periods.

We will also be discussing our plans to expand our Hours of Service application to support additional disciplines such as Train Crews and Dispatchers.  



Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

Track Safety: Inspections and Defect Remediation in the Cloud  (details)

In this session we will demonstrate the new RailDOCS Track Inspections and Defect Remediation system designed to address some of the key inspection and remediation challenges facing today¹s track departments.  A suite of applications support a detailed graphical track layout view, and an FRA rule wizard with GPS coordinate tagging for precise defect location identification. When the inspection and defect reports are synchronized with the RailDOCS Data Center, they are available for immediate viewing from any internet connected web browser.  The system is delivered to the track workers on the RailDOCS Mobile Business Platform via the TDS Nomad LEL handheld device.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

RD Maximizing ROI: Every Employee Hour Counts  (details)

In today’s railroading environment, testing, inspecting, and maintaining railroad assets and signal maintainers’ hours of service consists of outdated, time-consuming, and inefficient methods.  These deficiencies lead to not only a more costly process, but also one that can leave a railroad exposed to compliance risks as well as a less safe work environment.  By adding RMI RailDOCS to any environment, railroads will see an immediate return on their investment by reducing inspection times through prepopulated data and smart forms, improved compliance and reduced safety risks by more efficient and accurate testing methods, reduce capital outlay by severely reducing the amount of paid overtime and being more geographically organized, and finally, improve back office tracking by having real time access to all data submitted through RailDOCS.  

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)

RailDOCS Track - Day Two  


RD GE PTC Solutions: Solving the Rail Industry's Toughest Challenge  (details)

This session will focus on the wide-range of systems that GE as a whole offers in the Railroad marketplace, with emphasis on wayside, on-board and back-office systems, and in particular products and systems that implement the required Positive Train Control functionality.  Whether you are updating or implementing PTC, train control or signaling systems over small or large segments of your Railroad, this session will provide insight into the available systems and how interoperability can be achieved.



Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

RD The Asset Wave: PTC and the Need for Optimization  (details)

As Railroads deal with the implementation of Positive Train Control and the need to update and increase the capacity of existing signaling and train control systems, an ever increasing number of complex electronic systems will have to be deployed.  Managing and maintaining these systems will have a large impact on the future efficiency of Railroad operations.  RMI will present the various tools and approaches we have available to help Railroads manage their assets effectively, whether it is routine test and inspection activities, emergency operations, or system-wide field-update programs.  RMI provides a wide range of scalable solutions that not only help you manage your Railroad assets more efficiently, but helps you utilize your workforce as effectively as possible.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

RD Customer Roundtable: How Will You Manage PTC Implementation?  (details)
In a moderated session, attendees will get the chance to work in small groups with RMI experts to discuss and comment on some of the major challenges and needs for addressing the implementation of PTC, and managing the increasingly complex electronic equipment that controls and powers modern Railroads.  Each small group will share its findings and thoughts.  This is the forum for an interesting and frank exchange of ideas and opinions.  No PowerPoint slides – guaranteed!
Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)


OASIS Track - Day One  

OA Product Roadmap: OASIS Now and the Future  (details)

OASIS and AutoTrack are moving forward to meet our customers’ objectives for terminal operations, now and in the future. The roadmap will present the product development direction, describing new features that customers will see in 2012, and in the years beyond.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

OA Accelerate ROI: Drive Bottom-line Performance with Workflow Optimization  (details)

OASIS has always delivered cost savings to our customers, but now we offer a new feature that reduces the travel time for hostler movements, by intelligently prescribing each worker’s sequence of work orders, and can deliver a 10% to 20% reduction in overall hostler hours. Our presenter will describe what steps can be taken to bring this feature forward in your terminal environment.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

OA IANA Delivering Value: Services That Can Help Your Operation   (details)
Dennis Monts, the Director of Technology Development at the Intermodal Association of North America, leads a discussion on how his organization brings value and information to the dynamic environment of intermodal terminals. The changing model of chassis ownership places new requirements on terminal operators, and IANA can assist with that and other industry demands.
Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

OA The Best Practice: 7 Habits of Highly Successful Terminal Operators  (details)

OASIS customers have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the dynamic and demanding environment of intermodal terminal operations. In this session, we present some of their best practices and discuss how ideas can be shared among intermodal terminal operators.

Add to calendarTuesday, June 12, 2012 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)


OASIS Track Day Two  

OA Information Now: Business Intelligence for Improved Terminal Operations   (details)

The Vantage Business Intelligence component in the OASIS application is a powerful tool that can help managers keep their fingers on the real-time pulse of operations. Are you maximizing the value that Vantage delivers, to managers, to vendors, to customers? Our presenter reviews dashboards, reports, and alerts that can provide visibility on terminal conditions and incidents as they occur.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

OA Gate to Track: OASIS Autoload Can Help You Maximize Terminal Throughput  (details)

Can Autoload improve your terminal throughput? Here are some ideas for streamlining the flow of containers using the automatic railcar assignment features from the gate, and a look at how Autoload can be deployed at your terminals as well.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

OA Tales from the Trenches: Customer Input Drives Innovation (Round Table)  (details)

RMI wants to hear our customers’ input on your priorities and challenges to solve intermodal challenges and meeting customer requirements. Tell us how OASIS and AutoTrack can be improved to meet your objectives.

Add to calendarWednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

 

Contact Information

  • Jane Edgar
    Marketing and Communications
    Phone: 404-350-6472
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