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Wireless Yard Switching

Wireless yard switching has been widely implemented over the past 10 years. This solution has increased the productivity and the safety for yard switching crews within the constantly changing and bustling yard environment. The current version of a wireless yard switching application is manually operated by the yard crewmen.

HCL’s solution provides an automated process that “reads” the legacy system switch list (consist) where each car in the list has been “marked up” (indicating the yard track) for further disposition (industry switcher for loading/ unloading and outbound train consist). After reading the switch list, it sends the signal to the yard switch control panel to manipulate the yard switches according to the marked up switch list increasing the productivity and safety of the switching crew while reducing labor costs in the yard switching environment.

Solution Highlights

  • Effective control of switching operation
  • Yard switching in sequential order marked as per the switch list
  • Improved communication and safety for yard personnel
  • Centralized system-driven switching operation for car disposition within the classification yard

What Customers say

"HCL has built a solid reputation of providing industry-leading IT application and infrastructure services. Given their commitment to the transportation and logistics industry, willingness to invest in our success, and unwavering commitment to excellence, HCL was the right choice"
- Senior Vice President and CIO, a leading 3PL company

“I know we asked the HCL team to do this extra work which was not part of any official project or SOW and you just got it done for us.. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this kind of gesture.. you could have pushed back and said ‘we are too busy with other things’ or got into a cost discussion (which would not have been unreasonable as it is extra work) but you did not, and also made several revisions at my request,  to ensure the new menu views are perfect..  so hat’s off to you for accommodating this, in the midst of trying to keep to all the other deadlines.. Its all hugely appreciated and simply once more, reconfirms why HCL is such a great team to work with.. HCL just continues to surpass customer expectations.. the work they are doing right now is phenomenal”
- Vice President, Revenue Management, leading hospitality chain