PRLog - Oct. 6, 2011 - TODOS, Chile -- As Chile's leading long-distance passenger Transport Company, Turbus has been evaluating the best alternatives for improving its efficiency, profitability, and operational productivity since early 2010.
Planning is the point of entry for improving control of costs and revenues and is also the basis for creating a more solid organization and pursuing continual improvement of operations. Because of this, the professionals at Turbus have opted for optimized planning of their resources as the best alternative for making their services more efficient.
After an international competition in which five companies from various countries participated, Turbus selected GoalBus® Long Distance, since it was the only system to comply with the operational requirements it specified, and it could also deliver more efficient planning solutions than the other systems evaluated.
The history of Turbus, Chile's primary passenger transport company goes back to 1948, when the company's founder, Jesús Diez Martínez, personally drove his old 1939 Fargo truck around Chile's central Region VI.
He next added two more minibuses - a 1940 Ford and a 1934 Chevrolet - and began to make the first trips between Rancagua, Codegua, and La Punta. His key to success was that from the beginning, Jesús Diez focused on providing personalized attention. For his drivers, he always emphasized punctuality and friendliness towards the customers. Eight years later, Jesús Diez Martínez and his wife moved to Santiago, where he purchased a few inter-provincial lines, and where in 1965 he adopted the name of Turbus for his company.
It all started with one old truck and today, the company operates more than 1,200 buses and has more than 6,000 employees.
The Long-Distance Transport version of GoalBus® is the only solution on the market that manages the complexity of inter-urban transit with all of its unique details, offering an adaptable and customizable solution for companies in this sector. For many years, the only option available for such companies was software designed for urban transit, which was unable to deal with the particular scenarios found in this type of transport.
GOAL SYSTEMS' firm commitment and dedication to offering these companies individualized and customizable solutions is bearing fruit in this new contract. The tool is providing our clients with operational savings between 5% and 20% compared to the manual or automated planning used prior to implementation of our system.
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