In a development expected to significantly improve its business and commercial processes Rift Valley Railways the concessionaires of the Kenya Uganda Railway has invested in and adopted Translogic management systems into its operations.
Translogic is a modern and integrated logistics management platform that allows RVR to automatically trackclient cargo, its locomotives and other railway assets.
Commenting on RVR’s adoption of the platform, RVR’s General Manager Western Mark Rumanyika said, “RVR’s introduced Translogic in order to improve our service delivery and reduce inefficiencies through the use of technology.
He continued “Automation of our rail management processes is key to us turning around the business which has shown tremendous improvementssince we started the rollout of our five year 287 million dollar transformation programme in 2012, highlights of which include the reopening of the 500 km Tororo – Pakwach Railway, the replacement of 140 km of track between Mombasa – Nairobi and the replacement of nine major culverts in Uganda between Busembatia – Jinja.
Talking aboutone of the specific advantages Translogic will provide its clients Mr. Rumanyika said the system will give our clients the possibility of monitoring the movement of their cargo right from the port in Mombasa to its final destination whether in Kenya or Uganda. This will improve the overall security situation and put our customers in a better position to plan the onward movement of their freight and the settlement of customs processes.
Carlos AndradoRVR’s Chief Operations Officer said, “Translogic puts the company’s operations in Kenya and Uganda under one common platform for the first time, our senior managers are now much better positioned to take informed decisions on when and where to allocate assets, so as to maximize the volume of cargo transported by the franchise. The staff in operations and commercial departments and at various yards can now access information about the availability and exact location of railway assets which creates a more efficient working environment unlike in the past when the company operated the rail tracker system which was limited to very few people”.
The introduction of the Translogicsystem is an integral part of RVR’s $9.3 million dollar investment in technology aimed at automating the movement of trains and railway assets.