The most important part of the global supply chain that delivers the materials and goods we need by the day/hour/minute is people, supported with information and technology. The rail intermodal industry requires people at all points of the process to meet the needs of its customers. Providing safe, consistent service in a marketplace influenced by shifting economies and energy sources is the foundation for the human resources, operating, and technological approach that AIM will use to meet the requirements of the future.
AIM is designing its people, operating, and technology processes, hardware, and software around the following parameters:
Compliance with the laws and operating agreements for crew sizes in each country our equipment will operate.
Compliance with new laws, regulations, and standards for autonomous operations.
Integrate autonomous technology for rail intermodal operations where the application improves safety, efficiency, and delivers truck competitive service.
Develop Rail Business Artificial Intelligence to take advantage of the great amount of data created from daily operations to support safety, operations, and maintenance.
Integrate command and control actionable information for all aspects of rail intermodal operations to people executing operations.
Integrate location, equipment health, safety, and service status/compliance data to assist the rail operator and end customer with information to meet the service agreement for shipments.
Utilize equipment health and data for planned and unplanned equipment maintenance to develop better maintenance schedules, plans, and updated designs for components not meeting standards.