Operating

Making optimal use of existing assets is not always that easy. For example, take a look at the challenges facing the NS with regard to the efficient deployment of material. Rebel thinks this optimization can be better.

The operational challenge
The optimal use of infrastructure, whether it's a waste treatment plant, wind turbines, waterways, an airport, port, highway or railroad or a fleet of trucks, railway wagons or ships, remains a major challenge. Different requirements need to be met: the fleet or infrastructure must be available to the customer. At the same time necessary maintenance needs to be carried out on time to ensure safety and reliability. It is therefore important to combine the customer and user requirements on the one hand with the safety and availability requirements on the other.

Network as an extra challenge
The knock-on effect also needs to be considered as an extra dimension in network structures. It is difficult to fix something when its component parts are interdependent and the assets are spread across a large area. Defective network components may be easy to repair, but if they are scattered over a large area, it may still take a long time before everything works again. And don’t forget: time is money.

Which assets are actually needed?
Rebel provides solutions in this field with the aid of network optimizations. We have a clear picture of the purpose of the assets and also look at the question of whether all available assets are still needed in their present form and quality. Often parts of work plants and terrains, and road and rail infrastructure are still from a time when other requirements had to be met, for example more oriented towards transportation of goods while now passenger transport forms the bulk of the market. Assets are actually not quite so static, but need to be dynamically adaptable to match changing requirements. Rebel thinks with the customer when it comes to this dynamic. Not just for existing infrastructure but also for new. We identify the demand by looking at the concept of how the infrastructure will be used. This prevents unnecessary investments and makes profitable operation more feasible.