Optimization of COLAS RAIL maintenance platforms with CARL Source Transport CMMS
In 2013, COLAS RAIL sets a strategic goal to its Rolling Stock Executive Department. becoming a world’s major player in the maintenance of railway rolling stock. Therefore COLAS RAIL Rolling Stock Executive Department has been structuring maintenance activities of all of its European workshops thru the implementation of CARL Source Transport CMMS and mobile application CARL Touch.
CARL Source CMMS is a strategic tool for the group: it standardizes processes, disseminates working methods, draws, plans, manages, analyzes, map out inventory, and manages the whole maintenance financial activity of locomotives, cars, and public works vehicles fleet for all maintenance facilities in France, in Europe, North Africa and South America.
The CMMS is also an integral part of the customer relationship. By providing to its customers an access to the CMMS, the Rolling Stock Executive Department chooses to take a quality and transparent approach to its services: Each client has access to the CMMS to track real time operations that are carried out on its equipment either by COLAS RAIL teams or by its own technicians. Technicians use CARL Touch mobile to track their work in the CMMS and launch replenishments.
Thanks to the industrialization of its maintenances processes and the high level of technical performance COLAS RAIL Rolling Stock Executive Department is now ECM certified. Based on these encouraging results, the group is now launching a new project: the creation of a commercial structure, RAMFER, dedicated to the development of rolling stock maintenance in France, Belgium, Morocco, and Chile.