Currently, maintenance planning in the railroad domain is predominantly performed manually and involves: Crew scheduling (assigning maintenance tasks to crews dependent on skill set) and job shop scheduling (assign time slots for vehicles to depot workstations). These activities should be synchronised and coordinated with vehicles revenue generating activity (where the vehicles are scheduled to transporting goods or passengers). Due to the substantial fixed costs involved, improved planning is expected to generate significant cost savings.
We are the research partner in Space Makers innovation project OptiSite where we try to optimise the best use of a large building site while consider a range of constraints and objectives.
Next Generation Decision Support Tool
Enabling better collaboration between humans and decision support systems in time-critical complex domains
The goal of the SmartPower project is to demonstrate the usefulness of modern optimisation methods for demand respons applications in energy market. To this end, we develop a prototype for optimised Power Matching/load balancing in large scale Smart Grids, a highly complex optimisation problem.
SPORTING aims to take sports scheduling from the current fragmented, unsatisfactory and obsolete state to a unified, efficient and user-centric future. It will make Profixio a global leader in the sports scheduling market thanks to an innovative sport scheduling software based on state-of-the-art mathematics optimization and a innovative graphical user interface.
European engineering and manufacturing industries have always been characterized by its innovative technology, quality processes, and robust products. However, the global interplay has dramatically changed, as economic globalization has exposed Europe’s industry to new emerging and industrialized manufacturing markets.