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Parcel management system 1

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

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