A stand-alone module of our established and highly respected Railway Management Certificate Program, this five-day program in Chicago, IL, covers the strategy and management of railway operations for both freight and passenger railways.
MODULE 4 • CHICAGO, IL
RAILWAY OPERATIONS OCT. 28-NOV. 1, 2024
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION A stand-alone module of our established and highly respected Railway Management Certificate Program offering a mix of lectures, site visits, group exercises and subject matter expert presentations. This residential five-day program covers the strategy and management of railway operations for both freight and passenger railways. We combine classroom presentation of concepts with discussions led by rail industry subject matter experts, with site visits to see these topics in context. Railway Operations brings together many aspects of the complex railway ecosystem. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of the program, participants will have: • A better understanding of the importance of Chicago’s complex rail network and how traffic flow is managed • Learned about different operating models and practices, for dedicated and mixed traffic applications • Examined dispatch/control centers and communications • Visited passenger and freight operating venues in Chicago
• Understanding of major freight customer requirements and operations integration
• Learned about locomotive and railcar availability, maintenance, and design implications for managers • Improved understanding of lease vs. buy options • Learned how better decision-making improves performance • Heard first-hand from a Wall Street analyst about the current state of the freight rail industry WHO SHOULD ATTEND? • Railroad superintendents, trainmasters, and middle managers from transportation and support functions with capacity to perform at higher levels • Managers/leaders with limited railroad industry education requiring learning opportunities beyond their experience • Shippers and suppliers needing to learn about the business of railroading to build better relationships to improve performance, communication and understanding • Staff of rail agencies, regulators, policy bodies, and state/local government • Railroad company new hires, interns, etc.
MONDAY Chicago, Operations Models, Capacity
TUESDAY Site Visits
WEDNESDAY CREATE and CTCO Visit, Non-US Operations, Amtrak
THURSDAY Railcars, Locomotives and Leasing, Decision-Making and Analyst Viewpoint
FRIDAY Conclusion and Summary
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SITE VISIT INFORMATION Railway installations, CREATE passenger rail control centers plus suppliers industry.
• Includes instructional materials and site visits, faculty/staff support, overnight hotel rooms, daily breakfast and lunch • Transportation to and from the program, and dinner most nights are not included • Discounts are available for multiple participants from the same company and for early registration • To utilize the best in adult learning practices, class size will be limited to twenty-five participants
FACULTY AND SPEAKERS NICK LITTLE, FACULTY LEADER
is the Director Railway Education, Center for Railway Research and Education (MSU/CRRE). Before joining the CRRE team, Nick had a career with British Railways, supply chain management, and executive education. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY from the #1 ranked University for both graduate and undergraduate Supply Chain Management programs for many years (US News & World Report).
Subject matter experts will join for guest lectures and presentations.
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