The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science) is the first book to offer a complete spectrum of the role that operations research has played and can play in the improvement of North American freight railroads. It explores how decisions are made at railroads, contains examples of the mathematical programming formulations to the complex problems, and provides insights into real-world applications.
AnyLogic is featured in two chapters: Simulation of Line of Road Operations and Terminal Simulation written by Roger Baugher, who has worked to apply Operations Research tools to railroads for over 40 years as both a railroad employee and consultant (B. Patty, Preface). Roger was instrumental in the development of Algorithmic Blocking and Classification (ABC) while at Norfolk Southern, was the first recipient of the Railroad Applications Special Interest Group (RASIG) Award for his contributions to OR in the railroad industry and is a Franz Edelman Laureate.
In addition to Norfolk Southern, Roger Baugher applied his understanding of network optimization approaches to various forms of the transportation organizations, such as BNSF, American Airlines, Pacer Stacktrain, Conrail where he played an integral part in developing the Conrail Network Analysis Model (CNAM).
Why Roger chose AnyLogic? “When asked to look into yard simulation many years ago, colleagues noted AnyLogic as the standard in the rail industry, due to the rail library which is steps above other products. I have found quite a bit of success applying AnyLogic to my rail simulations.” - Roger Baugher, Contributing Author, Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads
The Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science) is available for purchase on Amazon, and you can find out more about Roger’s work and many other rail application projects on AnyLogic’s case studies web page.
Patty, Bruce W., et al. Handbook of Operations Research Applications at Railroads (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science). New York City: Springer, 2015. Print.