CrewPLAN crew duties software solution

CrewPLAN

CREW DUTIES

Producing efficient and compliant driver duties

Controlling costs is a key element of any successful business and with driver costs often representing in excess of 40% of the total operational cost, control of this is essential. Creating a crew duty schedule can be complex and produce a large number of potential solutions, even for a small network. Alternatively it may be difficult to create any viable solution, let alone an effective or efficient one. Therefore schedulers need a powerful tool that can cope with a wide range of variables and parameters.

Using advanced algorithms, CrewPLAN is a leading automatic crew scheduling system which will produce a set of drivers’ duties for a network taking account of a wide range of user controlled parameters, allowing most labour agreements to be covered. With features to control elements such as route content within duties, and minimising undesirable duty types, it allows the creation of efficient schedules that are also practical in operation.

Robust and efficient crew duty schedules

Linking with our scheduling software (OmniBASE) and timetabling (OmniTIMES), CrewPLAN is not only the ideal tool for producing robust and efficient crew duty schedules for current operations, but is also essential for evaluating those “What if?” questions. What if we changed the labour agreement? What if we moved the relief point? What if we combined all our services into one duty schedule? What would the duty cost of winning this tender be? – These are all questions that can be evaluated in a matter of minutes with CrewPLAN, making it an essential planning tool for many operators.

Optimised results for rural and urban areas

Powerful for all types of operation, CrewPLAN demonstrates versatility in scheduling rural operations, intensive urban services and light rail networks.

Efficient and compliant crew duties saving you time and money

Optimised crew duties

Robust, workable crew duties turnaround with speed minimising the need for adjustments

Scenarios modelling

Easy to run ‘what if ’ scenarios and see the results of changes instantly

Productivity increased

Saves valuable resource time in planning, improving productivity

Maximise operational management

Links with our timetabling and rostering applications providing a powerful management tool

Data sharing across applications

Automatically share data platforms to improve efficiency in business operations.

Law and labour rules compliance

Meet local labour rules and laws with ease, flexible system to incorporate rules

Software solution to drive your business forward

CrewPLAN software for duties scheduling
CrewPLAN software for duties scheduling
CrewPLAN software for duties scheduling
CrewPLAN software for duties scheduling

Key features

  • Multi level driving limit controls
  • Ability to handle complex mealbreak rules for different duty types
  • Suppression of undesirable duties
  • Route mixture specification within duties
  • Flexible objective (e.g. minimise number of duties or cost)
  • Efficient passenger travelling for drivers
  • Multiple-run feature to refine complex solutions
  • Flexible duty types
  • Clear on-screen comparison between labour agreements
  • Provision for interactive adjustment of crew schedules
  • Easy to use and fully integrated with the OmniBASE scheduling module

Linked software solutions

Timetabling (OmniTIMES)

Timetabling for passenger transport

Scheduling (OmniBASE)

Efficient and accurate vehicle schedules

Rotas (OmniROTA)

Rota compilation

Consultancy services

Industry-experienced scheduling consultants

Efficient and compliant crew duties produced with ease

Mark Collins at Plymouth City Bus

Mark Collins
Head of Commercial for Plymouth Citybus

To be able to run CrewPLAN on a schedule, and get a workable, efficient and reliable answer, all agreed with our Trade Union representatives in less than an hour, is absolutely fantastic.”

Empowering you with software to drive your passenger transport forward.

Intuitive. Seamless. Dynamic.