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Competing Technology Options and Stakeholder Interests for Tracking Freight Railcars in Indian Railways Case Analysis Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Submitted by: Vanessa Roche Submitted to: Paul Sherren Date: July 29th, 2015 Teaching Case Shirish C Srivastava, Sharat S Mathur, Thompson SH Teo (2009). Journal of Information Technology. Competing technology options and stakeholder interests for tracking freight railcars in Indian Railways. Abstract This case analysis, Competing technology options and stakeholder interests for tracking freight railcars in Indian Railways will focus on alternative analysis on multiple types of technological options for undertaking a pilot project based on time-tested…show more content…
The problem this imposed was manual recording was tedious and stressful for staff and introduced errors in the Freight Operations Systems database causing delays in tracking processes; cost also being a huge downfall. Now in the current day, according to forecasting, the market competiveness has increased substantially in real time shipment, just-in-time inventories, etc with the demands of companies and customers; therefore, the need to track individual freights more accurately to compete with trucks on the improved highways. An increase in freight loading, newer and more efficient methods are required to enhance the utilization of capacity. There are different alternatives suggested in this case analysis to enhance utilization, cut costs, increase accuracy and compete in the market more efficiently. These non-structural alternatives to previous methods (hand recording database), are as follows: EPC Gen2-based RFID systems, Global Positioning System solutions, Optical Character Recognition (OCR)-based systems, and manual hand-held data collection devices integrated with the current Freight Operations System, or
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