New Rock Demand Forecasting Tool Effective October 1, 2006
BNSF is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new Rock Demand Forecasting Tool. This web-based application--available on October 1, 2006--will allow unit train customers to forecast their weekly and monthly demand by origin/destination pairs.
The application has two main objectives.
1. Automate and streamline the planning process for customers and the BNSF rock desk. When customers enter their anticipated demand into this application, BNSF will be better able to anticipate customer needs and plan for the required trains. The rock desk will still be the primary contact for service issues and planning exceptions.
2. Create a central location where BNSF and its customers will be able to view metrics that detail how well BNSF has met the customer demand. With variance reports and exception logging, this tool will allow BNSF to analyze existing and potential service issues and focus our efforts on improving our service product.
In the coming weeks you will be contacted by your BNSF Sales Representative to identify who at your company will be the primary users of this tool and to arrange an implementation date. Please contact your BNSF Sales Representative if you have any questions.