The high speed Class 395 fleet services are orchestrated from the Hitachi Rail depot in Ashford. The management team have a vision of replacing clipboards with iPads so that the depot, their suppliers and clients can share live information. Hitachi engineers make spreadsheets which are transformed into apps to support their work flow. The software and hardware solution is provided by MoreVision via their website ExcelWraps.com. Come to Ashford to see at first hand this pioneering effort to introduce tablets and smart phones technologies into the Railway Industry.
10.00 Introduction – Nigel King(Hitachi)
10.15 Wheel Balancing Wrap – Matt Burgess (Hitachi)
Primary suspension shimming, wheel balancing and vehicle levelling. Fleet safety and derailment risk implications. Delivering complex calculations to the shop floor to achieve a 600% productivity benefit and live fleet records.
10.45 ExcelWraps Explained – John Doyle & Craig Littlewood (MoreVision)
Wrap Creation - XLW add-in for Excel explained. Typical applications for wraps: workflow and fleet records; managing core competencies; calculations and expert knowledge; managing technical submissions and document review. A solution developed to bring tablet technologies to the railway industry. Typical applications and indicative costs. A fully hosted solution – IT infrastructure & disaster recovery scenarios.
11.30 Make your own Wrap – a willing volunteer from the attendees.
11.45 Hitachi395OH.ExceWraps.com website Administration – Andy Armstrong (Hitachi)
Developing workflow solutions from job cards to create Wraps. Experience of administration of the ExcelWraps site. Setting user roles and access control and rolling out to subcontractors. The Wrap Map and progress reporting.
13.00 Depot Floor Tour – Matt Burgess (Hitachi)
Wraps in action and the experience of the depot staff. Rolling out Wraps at Ashford Rail depot and change implementation.
13.45 Conclusion & close of Formal Presentation – Nigel King (Hitachi)
14:00 Onwards - Questions and Answers for those choosing to stay. Team will be staying in the Ashford International Hotel after the presentation.