Typical challenges

  • Preventive maintenance: optimization of asset availability and minimization of unplanned downtime through routine inspections, maintenance of components and replacement of parts before the end of their service life with the help of comprehensive maintenance plans and strategies (preventive maintenance concepts)
  • Predictive maintenance: use of data analysis, condition monitoring sensors and predictive algorithms to identify faults and proactively plan maintenance activities and optimize maintenance intervals
  • Backlog in the modernization and upgrading of infrastructure: use of lean/agile methods to reduce the backlog and optimize capacity, introduction of transparent control systems, efficiency and safety through modernization of track systems, signaling systems and stations to cope with growing demand and increase availability
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Possible fields for consulting

Rail vehicle manufacturer

  • Optimization of production processes to shorten processing times and ensure delivery capability, reduce bottlenecks and expand production capacities (with the help of lean principles, Six Sigma and CIP).
  • Increasing the availability of materials and components through optimized supplier management to avoid bottlenecks and delays in production.
  • Improvement of asset management through efficient warehousing to reduce inventories and costs as well as implementation of stringent quality management to minimize waste and remedial action.


Railroad undertakings (RUs)

  • Maximizing the operational readiness and reliability of the train fleet (assets) through optimized predictive maintenance, repair and procurement of new vehicles.
  • Implementation of KPI-based performance management to improve operational planning and control and increase punctuality and customer satisfaction.
  • Optimizing personnel management and creating flexibility through lean training and empowerment to ensure smooth operations.


Infrastructure operator

  • Optimization of maintenance management through efficient and technologically supported planning, control and execution of maintenance, repairs and construction activities to maximize line and system availability.
  • Implementation of processes for the continuous improvement of safety technology, signaling systems and communication systems to increase the reliability and safety of train traffic.
  • Establishment of cross-interface control communication along the value chain for improved coordination of operations and minimization of delays and failures.