How IT is Helping the Railroad Industry Improve Efficiency and Service (CIO)

David Rutchik and Marc Tanowitz note that companies are turning to railroads as a transportation method in response to soaring diesel fuel prices and increased highway congestion. Regarding bulk goods customers, Mr. Tanowitz noted that, “[Those customers who] need only limited visibility into their shipments and transit times and are able to deal with the inherent dynamics of the infrastructure, which is that the railroad doesn't always take the shortest distance between two points.”