KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) and CloudMoyo (CM) announced today a partnership to modernize KCS’ railroad operating system called Management Control System (MCS). KCS will deploy the CloudMoyo Rail Transportation Management (CRTM) system built on the CloudMoyo Transportation platform.
This next-generation system will leverage the scale of the Microsoft Azure cloud and harness analytics and artificial intelligence to improve operational efficiency and agility. KCS will deploy the CRTM system in phases over the next three years, and each application of the CRTM will be tested prior to being put into live service. KCS already leverages CloudMoyo’s Crew Management, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics.
“KCS’ vision is to consistently be the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation provider in North America. This initiative supports our performance and customer-focused efforts,” said KCS senior vice president operations support and chief information officer Mike Naatz. “This partnership and deployment of the CRTM system will help KCS achieve new levels of operational efficiency.”
The cloud-based CRTM system is anticipated to help KCS efficiently scale to meet current and future requirements, bypass lengthy deployment schedules, and avoid costly infrastructure investment; enable KCS teams to work more effectively and securely across locations and business units, while retaining the flexibility to operate independently on a regional basis; and span key railroad functions, including rail operations, service planning and design, revenue management, interline settlement, waybill management, asset management and the customer/partner portal.
“KCS is recognized as an innovative, customer-focused leader in the rail and transportation industry,” said CloudMoyo president and chief executive officer Manish Kedia. “We are thrilled to partner with them to transform their rail transportation management foundation through the application of CloudMoyo’s next-generation cloud, analytics, and artificial intelligence technologies.”
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., KCS is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a railway network linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. with a presence in Kansas City, Mo. and Pune, India, CloudMoyo empowers rail and transportation companies to gain greater insight, unlock efficiencies and improve agility in crew management, rail transportation management, fleet and asset management, and in critical areas of safety, operations and maintenance. CM’s cloud-based AI-driven products and solutions, combined with its experience with both Class I and short line railroads, makes CM an ideal partner to railroads for their digital transformation. CM is poised to help intelligent enterprises build innovative solutions and stay ahead of the disruption cycle.
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