CSX Railway Uses OR to Cash In on Optimized Equipment Distribution

@article{Gorman2010CSXRU,
  title={CSX Railway Uses OR to Cash In on Optimized Equipment Distribution},
  author={Michael F. Gorman and Dharma Acharya and David Sellers},
  journal={Interfaces},
  year={2010},
  volume={40},
  pages={5-16}
}
Each day, CSX Railway allocates hundreds of empty railcars among hundreds of customer car orders. In 1997, it implemented the US rail industry’s first real-time, fully integrated equipment-distribution optimization system, the dynamic car-planning system (DCP). DCP seamlessly integrates operations research modeling into CSX’s process that assigns empty cars to customer car orders. CSX estimates that the DCP system saves the company more than $51 million annually and has saved $561 million since… CONTINUE READING