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 many variations in the labour agreement rules. 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.
Access anywhere, anytime with our cloud-based solution
Access applications from anywhere, increasing efficiency by sharing resources across multiple locations.
Seamlessly share and collaborate on work, improving team productivity.
Access a range of reports providing management information covering the entire schedule.
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
Easy to run ‘what if ’ scenarios and see the results of changes instantly
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
- 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
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.
Head of Commercial, Plymouth Citybus
CrewPLAN enables us to build robust and workable crew schedules, which not only saves time and money but also provides a set of duties which are attractive to our team of drivers.
Director, Squarepeg Buses