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TTX – Maximo Enterprise Suite


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TTX Corporation Implementation – Maximo Enterprise Suite

TTX Corporation is privately owned by North America’s leading railroads and functions as the industry’s railcar cooperative, operating under pooling authority granted by the Surface Transportation Board. TTX helps railroads meet their customers’ needs by providing, tracking, and maintaining railcars in an efficient, pooled environment. TTX has a complete engineering and design team to care for its large and varied fleet with maintenance operations in terminals across the network.

With a reliable fleet of over 170,000 railcars, TTX is constantly looking for ways to reduce costs associated with the maintenance of their assets and thereby allow them to conserve their capital for other critical infrastructure needs. In evaluating Maximo’s fit at TTX, it was determined that TTX needed a system to manage railcar configuration.

TTX Corporation partnered with Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI) to develop a hybrid, customized solution that combined aspects of the Maximo Transportation Industry solution with the Asset Configuration Manager module in order to provide the traceability, flexibility, and control to effectively manage multiple complex railcar transactions. EDI implemented this highly customized Maximo for Transportation asset lifecycle management solution to drive down TTX’s maintenance costs and improve efficiencies in its maintenance planning, scheduling, and forecasting processes through the analysis of multiple budget scenarios against both unplanned and planned maintenance forecasts for its fleet. The result was a fleet-wide maintenance schedule that minimized maintenance costs and maximized asset reliability. This unique and custom-driven Maximo implementation project involved more than 12 interfaces to major systems, replacement of embedded legacy systems (retiring a mainframe), and organizational and cultural change challenges.

Scope of Work Included:

EDI implemented Maximo Enterprise Suite at TTX, which included Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) as well as Maximo Transportation Manager. The EAM project was centered on replacing an over 20-year-old custom mainframe system in support of Asset Management and Maintenance Planning. The project included the following elements:

  • Assessment, Re-engineering, and Implementation of the following processes:
    • Car Purchases and Builder Release
    • Car Dimension Management
    • Car Configuration Management
    • Maintenance Forecasting and Budgeting
    • Scheduled Maintenance Management
    • Program Maintenance Management
  • System Interfaces:
    • Railinc/Umler
    • SAP
    • United Fleet Distribution
    • Revenue Accounting
    • Unified Billing System
    • Shop Car Tracking

CSX Corporation – Maximo Implementation

CSX Corporation – Maximo Implementation

Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI) worked with CSX Corporation to automate the shop operations of their locomotive maintenance division. EDI provided CSX with Maximo 7.1 to manage the allowable and as-built locomotive configurations and the handling of the dynamic application of appropriate routine maintenance including FRA-required inspections and maintenance and large-scale modification campaigns.

Scope of Work Included:

  • Ensuring FRA, EPA and other regulatory compliance by automatically generating due activities and electronic audit-tracking of execution.
  • Reducing planning time by automatically evaluating upcoming routine maintenance, open or deferred corrective maintenance, and open or deferred prescribed modifications.
  • Increasing labor utilization through ease of work reporting and the ability to request parts from the pit or track.
  • Reducing data administration time by leveraging Maximo’s ability to update asset information and maintenance programs automatically based on work executed and components installed.
  • Increasing visibility to operational effectiveness and locomotive reliability KPI’s through the capture of accurate real-time data of shop operations and locomotive histories.

Image Credit: Copyright Mark Levisay from Ruckersville, VA, USA / CC BY