Day One

Day 1 - Depot Conversion, Planning & Scheduling Strategies And Equipment Upgrades For Minimising Downtime

9.20 Chair's Opening Remarks

Chaired by Clive Cashin, Principal Rolling Stock Engineer, London Underground (United Kingdom)

OPENING STRATEGIC KEYNOTE CASE STUDIES

EUROPEAN DEPOT NETWORK STRATEGIES

9.30 Hear A Bird's Eye Perspectives From This European Operators On How To Ensure New Fleet Compatibility With Depots Across The Rail Network

  • How can an operator ensure that new rolling stock is compliant with all network depots?
  • How can an operator facilitate data gathering across the depot network during operation?
  • What impact can European rail infrastructure investment strategies have on future development?

Gaetano Compagnone, Operational Structural Manager, Trenitalia (Italy)

Fabrizio Sandrelli, Head of Long Distance Train Maintenance Plant, Trenitalia (Italy)

9.50 Question & Answer Session

CASE STUDIES: DEPOT CONVERSION & LAYOUT

This section will give delegates the opportunity to hear multiple case studies on how Europe's leading railways are upgrading and laying out their depots to maintain mixed fleets and minimise maintenance downtime

CASE STUDY: DEPOT CONVERSION FOR FLEXIBILITY

10.00 Adapt Depot Infrastructure To Ensure The Flexibility To Service Mixed Fleets

The introduction of any new rolling stock is likely to require depot upgrades. But how can an operator ensure that new equipment and installations will have the flexibility to maintain both old and new fleets?

  • Construct gantries and access platforms to cater for roof mounted equipment on newer rolling stock
  • Consider the placement of access pits to maximise servicing time on the train
  • Implement innovative parts delivery and storage systems to minimise process downtime
  • Identify which maintenance tasks can be performed outside the depot to maximise available workshop space

Gaetano Compagnone, Operational Structural Manager, Trenitalia (Italy)

10.30 Question & Answer Session

10.40 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

CASE STUDY: DEPOT FACILITY DESIGN

11.10 Case Study: Design Depot Facilities To Ensure Optimum Availability And Performance Of New Fleets

It is important that any new depot facility has been designed to take into account all of the needs of its intended fleet over its life cycle:

  • Specify and design plant and facilities to caters for all of the maintenance needs of the fleet, and an efficient depot operation
  • Productivity and 5S to be integral in all aspects of depot design and choice of equipment
  • Identify bottlenecks and single point failures to put mitigations in place
  • Put adequate storage facilities in place to avoid using temporary porto-cabins, which become a permanent feature across the site afterwards
  • Implement long term equipment supplier contracts and efficient energy systems to minimise expenditure
  • Ensure provision to cater for long term growth

Christopher McMorrow, Head of Fleet, Irish Rail (Ireland)

11.40 Question & Answer Session

CASE STUDY: DEPOTS - WORKING SMART TO ACHIEVE WHOLE-LIFE PROFITABILITY

11.50 Case Study: Use The Latest Technology And Working Practices To Make Depots More Self-Sufficient And Capable Of Delivering A Strong ROI

The industry needs to get smarter about the way we work together, the way we integrate new technology and the way we ask people to work.

  • Learn from other industries on how to be more efficient and cost-effective
  • Ensure clarity of purpose, roles and responsibilities from the start
  • Bring supplier partners on-board as early as possible to gain their thoughts and ideas
  • Use the latest proven monitoring, automation and robotics technology to cut costs, reduce turn-around time and to free up staff for planning and management
  • Integrate the latest heating and lighting technologies to move depots towards being more sustainable
  • Use the constant financial pressures we all face to drive change and added value

Paul Tweedale, Chairman, TenBroekeCo Ltd. (United Kingdom)

12.10 Question & Answer Session

12.20 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area

DEPOT CONVERSION CHALLENGE

1.20 Analyze A Real World Depot Conversion Challenge And Work With Your Fellow Delegates To Provide A Solution

In this session delegates will work together in groups to solve real world challenges faced by an operator on a depot conversion project, before comparing their solutions with those of the operator.

1.20 Part A: Hear a short case study on the challenge encountered by this TOC that required an upgrade

1.40 Part B: Work together in groups to solve the issue

2.10 Part C: Hear how this operator overcame the challenges outlined and compare your solution to what was implemented

Fabrizio Sandrelli, Head of Long Distance Train Maintenance Plant, Trenitalia (Italy)

DEPOT MODELLING, PLANNING & SCHEDULING

This section will discuss how European operators are organizing their depot layout and schedules to get more out of the same facilities at the same cost

OPTIMISE FLEET DEPLOYMENT & MAINTENANCE PLANNING

2.25 Simultaneously Optimise Fleet Deployment And Maintenance Planning

Hear about a project that aims to transform the entire planning and control processes of the operations department to a common platform, entailing both processes and IT systems. This project's main goals are:

  • Create an integrated data base for the entire production planning
  • Ensure complete transparency on capacities and conditions
  • Optimise production planning and scheduling from an overall perspective
  • Optimise fleet deployment and maintenance planning at the same time
  • Hear hypotheses and approaches to the follow-up of these questions, as well as preliminary findings from analyses

Klaus Christian Stoeckel, Project Manager Operations Rolling Stock, Deutsche Bahn (Germany)

2.55 Question & Answer Session

3.05 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area

PLANNING & SCHEDULING - I.T. TECHNOLOGY

3.35 Implement An Organisation-Wide I.T. Solution To Ensure Joined Up Planning And Scheduling

  • Consider required maintenance turnaround times to schedule the correct manpower for tasks
  • Identify the capacity required for maintenance tasks to schedule when each train is in the workshop
  • Discuss the cost-benefit of optimising maintenance activities versus overall operation to make the organisation more cost effective
  • Identify staff absences and out of order machines in the short, medium and long term to prevent maintenance backlogs
  • Implement a production planning system that can be integrated with a primary computer system

Boubekeur Merabet, Project Manager, SNCF (France)

4.05 Question & Answer Session

INNOVATIVE DEPOT EQUIPMENT - C.E.T. FACILITIES

This section will discuss the cost-benefit of the industry's best solutions in C.E.T. solutions to ensure efficient depot operations

C.E.T. FACILITIES

4.15 Hear About New Concepts For Efficient Serving Of Train Toilet Tanks

  • View simultaneous servicing with automatic valves
  • Consider drip-free and odourless coupling systems
  • Overview future concept: automated C.E.T. systems using robots

Andreas Bayerlein, Manager Wet Services, Aqseptence (Germany)

4.35 Question & Answer Session

4.45 Chair's Closing Remarks

5.00 - 6.00 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area

Group Discount

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