Belarusian Railway Thanks IBA
IBA received a reference from the Locomotive Depot of the Minsk branch of Belarusian Railway on successful implementation of the SAP ERP–based project Equipment Maintenance (EM).
Alexander Gurshchenkov, Deputy Head of the Locomotive Depot of the Minsk branch of Belarusian Railway, says: “The system was implemented in two stages for the period of two and a half years. As a result of hard work, the system Equipment Maintenance was put into commercial operation in September 2010.”
During the project implementation the SAP–based Equipment Maintenance system became a standard solution to be replicated in other departments of the Belarusian Railway.
The active phase of the EM second stage implementation lasted ten months and was successfully completed on September 14, 2010. During the second stage of the project, the system functionality was expanded to cover different types of repairs for all locomotive series. In addition, IBA introduced electronic certification for the locomotive major units, developed a set of functions to keep a fault log with links to the correction checklists. IBA also integrated SAP EM with the transportation management system and with outer diagnostic systems.
“The installation of the EM terminals in the maintenance departments enabled our experts to track and confirm operations directly in the system, and receive online operational information, namely repair manuals, designs and technical specifications, safety instructions, and work history. Locomotive Depot employees are able to generate and maintain the Book of locomotive repairs, material status reports, job sheets, certificates, and other documents electronically”, –explains Gurshchenkov.
Today, the solution provides support for the maintenance and repairs of locomotives, and allows for the quality management of repairs, including monitoring of the technical state of diesel and electric locomotives and their parts. Equipment Maintenance enables Belarusian Railway to anticipate and plan needs in material resources based on actual expenditures, as well as control and analyze movement of material resources, track the execution of work online, and manage the entire process of locomotive repairs.
In addition, the EM implementation reduced workload of the non–linear departments. The accounting department received automatic accounting of the materials used for repairs, while labor and wages department, automatic formation of orders.
Gurshchenkov thanks IBA for successful cooperation and expresses the hope to develop relationship in future.