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Parcel management system 1

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  • 1. PARCEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN RAILWAYS BY SHRUTI DIXIT 2008MB32
  • 2. Pilot Project for 7 stations between Delhi & Howrah
    • Railway Board Sanctioned 2 Crores rupees for Pilot Parcel Management System (PMS) between 7 stations.
    • PMS Started at New Delhi Parcel Office on 1st November 2006.
    • Implemented successfully at Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad,Gaya, Sealdah and Howrah.
  • 3. Main Features
    • Direct capture of parcel weight electronically
    • Universal windows for all destinations for booking
    • Single window for weighment and cash payment possible
    • Advance unloading guidance about inward parcel from the system at destination
    • Tracking parcel with help of barcode technology
    • Parcel Website www.parcel.indianrail.gov.in
  • 4.  
  • 5. MODULES
    • Forwarding note
    • Weighing parcel electronically and forwarding
    • note no. is issued.
    • Booking of parcel & luggage
    • Details of consignment is seen and freight is
    • calculated electronically.
    • Progressive Reference Record No. is generated.
    • Bar-coding the process.
  • 6. Above Barcode When read by scanner reads as below 09921101003980001HWH^ 099 - Wt of package. 2110100398 - PRR No 0001 - Item No HWH - Destination Station
  • 7.
    • Loading
    • On selection of train no. loading potential displays
    • all parcels available for dispatch.
    • Loading guidance for each package is generated.
    • Parcels are loaded after barcode scanning and
    • loading summary is recorded.
  • 8.  
  • 9.
    • Unloading
    • Inward godown
    • Delivery
    • With the help of PRR no. on the receipt of recipient
    • goods are delivered.
    • Tracking of parcels through online information of parcels on internet
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • MIS reports
    • System Administration and Master Maintenance
    • Lease
    • Freight service and ledger account
    • Training
    • Bug reporting
  • 12. Data warehouse
    • Online database holds the data only for 3 months after
    • booking. Data more than 3 months old is sent to another
    • database capable of holding voluminous data, which is
    • called data warehouse.
    • A separate application has been made to access this
    • archived data. A person can at any moment of time can
    • fetch data from data-warehouse for various MIS reports.
  • 13. What does PMS involve
    • Centralized servers in CRIS
    • Thin Clients/printers/switches/ups at booking offices
    • Thin Clients/Electronic weighment machines/ switches/ups in godowns
    • Barcode printers at common booking window
    • Mobile Barcode scanners at platforms and
    • inward godowns
    • Wireless networking at platforms in long run
  • 14. Role of CRIS
    • Strengthening of hardware at central site CRIS.
    • Procurement and installation of hardware and
    • networking equipments for stations.
    • Local Area Networking at stations.
    • Training of parcel staff and handholding support
    • for three months at each stations.
  • 15. Role of Railways
    • Identification of stations and forwarding of data.
    • Arrangement of Parcel Way Bill
    • stationery/Barcode labels/Electronic weighing
    • machines/printers.
    • Provision of furniture and electrical points at parcel
    • offices for LAN and hardware (thin clients/printers).
    • Deputing selected staff for three days training at
    • CRIS.
  • 16.  
  • 17. Benefits of PMS
    • Customer
    • Track latest status of the parcel
    • Reduction in time required for weighment and booking
    • Staff
    • Automatic freight calculation based on latest rules
    • Railways
    • Less malpractices and complaints
    • Beneficial to Accounts for internal check
    • Reduction in Claims
    • Potential for revenue generation based on improvement in service.
  • 18.
    • THANK YOU

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