Some work on rolling stock may throw up extra work based upon the condition of the equipment you find. If a problem can be foreseen it can be planned for, the railway industry refers to this as ‘arising work’ and it is quite easily managed. The railway also throws up that is totally unforeseen, this is called ‘additional arising work’ (AAW), and this is more difficult to manage.
AAW will inevitably delay the work you were trying to complete and can even bring it to a halt altogether. You may not always know how to rectify the problem and require the support and/or permission of the client to proceed. Using traditional methods AAW can generate mountains of paperwork and emails in its wake. If the paperwork is not in place to create a vehicle certificate of conformance then it will not be allowed back into service. Clearing AAW may become more expensive than the originally planned work itself!
ExcelWraps rolling stock workflow solutions offer cloud-based solutions bringing all relevant AAW data together for all parties to share over the internet to resolve AAW efficiently.
We have already implemented AAW systems for Hitachi, Bombardier, Wabtec Rail and Brush Traction, each tailored to their own work practices. If AAW is blighting your railway business, we will let you trial our system for free.
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Asset management establishes a paper-free work process for maintenance technicians. This increases technician and supervisor efficiency, while providing management more visibility into the time it takes to complete each task.