South Western Railway to keep track of rolling stock with Infor

Infor, the software provider, has today announced that South Western Railway, part of FirstGroup-MTR, has selected Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), to use as part of a project to consolidate and modernise maintenance processes.

Operating more than 1,800 services each weekday to over 200 stations across the South and South West of England, maintenance is crucial to the smooth running of operations for this UK-based transport operator.

“Infor EAM will allow us to view everything in one place, driving greater efficiency and the agility to react and rectify defects quickly,” said Adam Carter, head of continuous improvement, South Western Railway. “The user-friendliness of Infor EAM combined with Sapphire’s in-depth knowledge has resulted in a faster roll-out, allowing us to utilise the benefits of the system much quicker.”

Fully implemented, serviced, and hosted by Infor partner Sapphire Systems, the solution is expected to go live for 200 users.

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Another aspect of the partnership is to help South Western Railway support compliance with ISO 55001. This standard, developed by the International Organization for Standardization, was designed to help organisations manage risk by implementing performance benchmarks that are refined over time as part of a continuous improvement cycle.

“In the transportation industry, standards are everything, and having a system that facilitates both ISO 55001 and maximising availability for the smooth running of the fleet is paramount to success,” said Kevin Price, technical product evangelist, Infor EAM. “Having the visibility to not only plan maintenance and manage warranties effectively but to detect and rectify defects as they are spotted, is only possible through having the best EAM systems. Through its deployment of Infor EAM, South Western Railway is amongst those leading best practice.”

“As the transportation sector evolves and matures, we are seeing increased demand for solutions which help to drive greater visibility, proactivity, and productivity across substantial asset bases,” added Ian Caswell, CEO, Sapphire Systems. “Infor and Sapphire’s combined experience and expertise in this field represents an extremely compelling proposition for transport organisations looking to enhance their asset management, and allows them to take advantage of reduced TCO and risk via our hosted service, Sapphire Anywhere.”

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