Archive for Innovation

Siemens-Alstom Merger: A Signal of Greater Consolidation

With ongoing trend of the consolidation within the Rail industry, the two European industrial giants Alstom and Siemens announced on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 the merger of their global rail operations. I believe this corporate strategy will increase value for both Siemens and Alstom by creating revenue, operational, financial, and cost synergies (ways to increase profit/earnings […]

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Collaboration is the Game Changer

Companies are at different points on the digital trajectory; some are beginning their journey, some are implementing changes in a phased manner, while a few early adopters are already seeing quantifiable benefits. But one thing’s for sure: digitalization is dramatically altering the way businesses are transacted globally.  Consider the example that really grabbed my attention […]

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CSX’s Key Metrics for Seamless Rail Services

CSX is a supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North America, and they recently restructured the operations and workforce. The STB (Surface Transportation Board) stated that they have received several “informal complaints” from shippers about CSX’s deteriorating rail services, which coincided with CSX’s restructuring process. To address the concerns, CSX is transitioning to precision scheduled […]

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ETCS (European Train Control Systems) Level 3: A new way forward?

ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 3 has experienced a significant growth in recent times. The fully integrated advanced level train control system does not use wayside signals, as all the information is transmitted using wireless communications. The Level 3 concept has a potential to make a significant impact on the train control systems. Although […]

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IoT in Oil and Gas Coming to Houston on September 13th and 14th, Part 2

This is a part 2 of a blog posted ten days in which we indicated that ARC will be attending the 3rd annual IoT in Oil and Gas event being held on September 13th and 14th in Houston. Not only will there likely be lots of great presentations imparting all kinds of interesting and useful […]

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