The 25th UNIFE General Assembly, the Association of the European Rail Industry, was held over 22 – 24 June 2016 in Amsterdam. Within this event, additionally 11 companies were admitted as a new member of UNIFE.
The OLTIS Group Company, as a member of UNIFE since 2009, was represented by Mr. Miroslav Fukan, Mr. Petr Kroča and Mr. Jiří Čáp. Besides General Assembly, they attended a plenary session and took part in a meeting of working and executive committees. Mr. Miroslav Fukan actively participated in the Presiding Board and SME Committee meeting. Mr. Petr Kroča represented the OLTIS Group Company in the Digitalisation Platform and Communications Committee. Mr. Jiří Čáp represented the OLTIS Group Company at the Freight Committee where the trainings and discussions relating to the ERIFA position document were organized. This document should provide basis for the European Commission in terms of the rail freight development.
Mr. Miroslav Fukan, Executive Director of the OLTIS Group Company, as one of the panellists actively participated within the panel discussion concerning the EU Rail Industry Competitiveness and Market Leadership (public procurements, trade, research and development) within the framework of the General Assembly Day. The following speakers took part in this session as well:
- Martina Werner, Member of the EP, European Rail Industry Committee and a Rapporteur for the EP resolution on Competitiveness of the European Rail Industry
- Gwenole Cozigou, Director of Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG-GROW, European Commission
- Carlo Borghini, Executive Director of Shift2Rail JU
- Laurent Troger, Chairman of UNIFE and President of Bombardier Transportation
- Chris Jackson as a moderator, the Railway Gazette’s Editor-in-chief.
Additional topics for discussion were EU Investment for Rail (EU Funds, CEF, Juncker Investment Plan, PPPs) and Rail and EU Transport Policy (Implementation of the 4th Railway package, Standardization, ERTMS). Throughout this event, continuous negotiations appeared among partners concerning the international projects in affiliation with Shift2Rail and other OLTIS Group activities.
At the beginning of June 2016, the OLTIS Group Company organized the eighth annual social sport event – OLTIS THREE BALLS Cup for its business partners and friends. As in previous years, this program consisted of a double tennis tournament – JERID Tennis Cup, bowling tournament – CID Bowling Cup followed by an informal social event along with a golf tournament – OLTIS Group Golf Cup. Its total number of 129 visitors marked the popularity of this event.
The triathlon was launched on Wednesday morning, June 8 by a golf tournament for green card holders at the 18-hole championship course along with golf beginners at the 9-hole academy in Golf Resort Olomouc. This program was followed by an informal social event and a bowling tournament at Bowland Olomouc. The entire event finished with a tennis tournament on Thursday, June 9 at the tennis courts in Véska u Dolan.
We would like to thank all participants and we are looking forward to our next events organized by associated companies with the OLTIS Group Company.
The OLTIS GROUP Company as one of the conference partners supported the initiating first edition of the international logistics conference SpeedCHAIN Slovakia held over the 19-20 May 2016 in Slovakia at the Zochova chata (Zochova Cottage).
This two-day conference delivered a lot of interesting debate topics under the slogan “Logistics: Challenges and Solutions”. The success of the Slovak logistics was disseminated in the congested hall, which could benefit from a European perspective to constitute new sections. The three sessions of this conference displayed a comprehensive overview of the major themes of contemporary Slovak logistics and its integration within the logistics sphere of Central and Eastern Europe. The lecture program presented an issue of demand for quality education, rapid development of transport and logistics infrastructure, the gradual degradation of legislative barriers in modern business in order to reduce crimes and other negative factors that objectively decelerate potential growth of the Slovak economy. Mr. František Komora, as the president of the Union of logistics and forwarding of the Slovak Republic, presented the risks associated with opening the borders, while moderating the afternoon session of the first-day conference.
The divided thematic sessions of this conference offered participants not only lectures held by Slovak and foreign experts from different economic areas, but also a variety of specific issues along with several panel discussions. The discussion forum activities occupied most of the time before opening the evening social program in order to provide necessary scope for professional network.
Mr. Radomír Bača, the business manager of CID International, introduced an interesting lecture on “Effective tools for the dispatcher to transport planning”, which appeared in the session of “Innovative logistics solutions – Logistics Fitting Model”.
An exhibition offered a new opportunity to meet with customers and enabled the representatives of the OLTIS Group to present a wide range of products for logistics and storage with its own stand.
On 19 May 2016, OLTIS Hungaria took part in the IX. Railway workshop in Budapest in the conference hall of the Park Inn By Radisson Hotel.
This event, organized by a Hungarian Company Fórum Média, was attended by almost 150 experts from the railway sector. Mr. Zoltán Nagy from OLTIS Hungaria presented his lecture about the implementation of RSRD database systems requirements, which is a current topic for the companies that own or operate railway vehicles.
Furthermore, there was a brief demonstration of the solutions provided by the company OLTIS Hungaria due to which the railway vehicles owners and operators can meet the RSRD database systems requirements.
Official information about the event is available on:
On 11 May 2016, CID International organized the presentation of IT-news on the Nosreti winery premises for its customers. The principal theme was mobile technologies and the role of such advancements in the entire spectrum of our lives, including logistics.
An interesting discussion ensued about the Smartphone application intended for reciprocal communication between the dispatcher and the driver. This application allows on-line transfer of drivers´ activities directly to the Dispatcher Sheet in the LORI system, inclusive of support for automatic formation of electronic STAZ, a module for evidencing incidents (including photo documentation) and working with bar or QR codes.
There was tremendous interest for our web order, built on the MVC (Model-view-controller) platform, for which CID International devised a mobile application for simple entering and transparent checking of orders on the web via a Smartphone.
Other news of interest to the attendees included a module for user editing of printing lists, a new version of the Dispatcher Sheet and a new module for calculation and simulation of the relevant parameters of order selection.
The concluding lectures related to the current founding programmes pertinent to the transportation sector; in particular, the new perspective technologies of the French company SIGFOX that uses a network of ground stations. In the Czech Republic, this is ensured by the T-Mobile company. The main advantage of this solution is ordinal lower operating and purchase costs compared with the current extended GPS and GPRS systems.
The conference was attended by 30 participants from 12 companies. They not only received the introduced news very positively but also appreciated the opportunity to engage in fruitful discussions and hold informal exchange of experience following conclusion of the official part of the programme.
CID International would like to thank all participants for their interest in our solutions and looks forward to having you again at similar occasions.
OLTIS Group company presented itself as a PARTNER of this year’s Czech Logistics Day, which was held in the hotel “Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport” on 21 April 2016.
Director of Logistics, Mr. Rostislav Vasek, took part in the panel discussion on “INTRALOGISTICS and its place in the supply chain” during which a lot of interesting opinions were presented. The issue of perspectives and risks of intralogistics in the current period of economic growth, expectations in connection with the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution or the position of Czech logistics in the European and world context were some of the most discussed topics. Mr. Rostislav Vasek, who represented the field of informatics during the panel discussion, enhanced the irreplaceable role of IT in logistics, both in transmission and processing of large amounts of data, and the emerging trend of automation and inter-communication, for instance between the machinery and transport vehicles within “Industry 4.0”.
OLTIS Group, which ranks among the leading European producers of information solutions for transportation and logistics, also presented some of its products in the form of exhibition. In this context we would like to thank all of you who visited our exhibition booth.
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On April 21 and 22, 2016, managerial workshop WarehouseLAB 12.0 – Computerization and automation of storage processes – took place in Lubon near Poznan. OLTIS Poland was a partner of the event.
The idea of WarehouseLab was to ensure the opportunity for direct contact of people responsible for the company’s warehouse logistics with analysts, suppliers of IT systems and those responsible for their implementation.
The first day of the workshop was dedicated to plenary sessions. Piotr Klimek, commercial director of OLTIS Poland, and Marcin Cyronek, chairman of LS Logistics, gave a presentation with the title “Deployment and operation of WMS/TMS by OLTIS in LS Logistics.”
The second day of the workshop was filled with meetings in smaller groups. Our group, accompanied by Radim Vala and Vladimir Šafránek, our colleagues from CID International, was leading four hour workshops designed for groups of 10, during which it presented the most important functionalities of the WMS LOGI system and answered questions about the system, its functionalities and experience of LS logistics, where the system was implemented a year ago.
The workshop was an opportunity for us to meet with representatives of companies that are currently considering deploying new or changing their current WMS system. Since a lot of questions pertained to specific cases, WarehouseLab was a great opportunity to learn about the current market demand for storage systems.
Photo Tomasz Siuda, 4Content.
Our company participated in the Science, Research, Innovation Trade Fair that took place from 9th to 11th March, 2016, on the premises of Brno Exhibition Centre. At the same time as the trade fair, a specialist conference “Science, Research, Innovation 2016” also took place in the adjacent areas.
The company OLTIS Group presented itself at the trade fair with its own stand. Apart from that, the conference attendees could also listen to specialist presentations from the director of research and innovations at OLTIS Group, Mr. Petr Kroča.
On the first day of the conference, his lecture on the topic “Opportunities for Czech entities in European research and innovation programmes” presented to the audience several successful ongoing or completed innovation grant projects of research and development of OLTIS Group with specific examples of implementing the solution outcomes in practice, with a particular focus on projects leading to digitalization in the area of freight and passenger railway transport. He also introduced the current grant opportunities to the attendees and finally, encouraged everybody to participate in these projects and contributed with his recommendations.
Within the supporting programme on the second day of the Science, Research, Innovation Trade Fair, Mr. Petr Kroča presented his contribution on financial tools for supporting research, development and innovations: EUREKA (international cooperation with market-oriented results of research and development), HORIZONT 2020 (framework programme for EU research and innovation valid for the period 2014 to 2020) and SHIFT2RAIL (the first joint European project of railway industry and European Commission for research, innovation and integration of new advanced technologies into innovative railway products and solutions), with regard to the possibilities of financing the projects and with an overview of current open calls in the area of railway transport.
The topic in focus of the first year of Science, Research, Innovation Trade Fair was the implementation of research and development results in practice and a responsible research and innovations. The trade fair offered professionals from various fields the opportunity to meet and to pass on their experience in the area of research projects. Over the two days of the exhibition, the attendees had the chance to get to know the projects of scientific research institutes not only from the Czech Republic.
Our colleague, Piotr Manowiecki, gave a lecture on “Cloud as a flexible, safe and secure solution for corporate IT infrastructure” at Transport Manager Meeting 2016 conference.
With his contribution he tried to show the participants that despite the deeply rooted opinions, cloud solutions based on the information system user connecting via the internet to a remote server, which is provided by an information company, are a much better and safer solution than purchase of a complicated system installed locally on the company’s own servers.
Transport Manager Meeting is an annual meeting of representatives from the transport industry, which includes discussions of various topics related to road transport. The conference was organized by the magazine “Transport Manager”.
This year among other things, the speakers discussed the risks associated with the introduction of a minimum wage in France, the possibility of the borrower to be held responsible for all costs associated with the execution of their debt or the details of the Polish-Russian negotiations on transport permits.
This year’s conference was held in Krakow on March 3rd and it welcomed more than 300 participants. OLTIS Polska presented itself by the contributed talk and an exhibition stand.
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Up to 160 people discussed railways and intermodal transport within the 6th annual of the Railway Systems of the 3rd Millennium conference in Ustroń
The 6th annual of the Railway Systems of the 3rd Millennium conference organised by the companies První Signální and OLTIS Polska took place on 3-5 February 2016. A record number of people from the field participated this year. In addition to rail manufacturers and service suppliers, also representatives of research institutes came to Ustroń. Among the represented institutes were: VVUZ – Railway Research Institute, University of Žilina, Politechnika Warszawska – Wydział Transportu, Wyższa Szkoła Techniczna in Katowice, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu w Dąbrowa Gorniczej, Instytut Kolejnictwa and a representative of the Ministry of transport, construction and regional development of the Slovak Republic, but also representatives of law firms who supported us with their knowledge of the legal field.
Participants attending the plenary session of the conference had the opportunity to see professional and interesting presentations, relating not only to safety:
- Dr. ing. Marek Pawlik, Politechnika Warszawska, Instytut Kolejnictwa, talked about the interoperability of EU railway system
- Prof. ing. Marek Sitarz, Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu, Zespół Technicznych Środkowa Transportu Komitetu Transportu PAN (Group for technical means of transport of Transport Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences) gave a lecture on the integrated safety management systems in rail transport
- Lucyna Bester, Instytut Kolejnictwa, spoke about use of systems for wireless data transmission in order to increase safety for unprotected railway crossings
- Adrian Furgalski, Railway Business Forum, spoke about the external costs of transport, with emphasis on railway accidents
- Beata Grabowska – Bujna Jastrzębska, Spółka Kolejowa, lectured on the charges for use of infrastructure and the high tariffs
- Prof. dr. hab. ing. Jacyna Marianna, Politechnika Warszawska, spoke about the technical and technological conditions for the organization of railway traffic
- The project manager for interoperability, Department of Informatics PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A., talked about TSI TAF at PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe
- Mec Izabela Kowalczuk-Pakuła, office Bird & Bird, spoke about the protection of personal data and the amendment to the Public Procurement Act
- Katarzyna Więckowska, offices Adwokacka Katarzyny Więckowskiej, lectured on the subsidies in the new financial perspective 2014-2020
Our foreign guests:
- Ing. Jaroslav Grim Ph. D. Railway Research Institute gave a talk on the Test Centre VUZ Velim – a place for cost effective testing of railway vehicles in the 3rd Millennium
- Peter Hrapko, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic, spoke about Terminal intermodal transport. IS implementation of the project Žilina – Teplička
Participants from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia could exchange experience and establish new contacts during the integration sections. A moving moment was handing over a check for the amount of 5001 zloty in the name of the participants and organisers into the hands of Elżbieta Grabowska, director of “Sindbad” a house of temporary residence, the association S.O.S. Children’s Village. The participants pointed out that the organizers prepared a very interesting artistic program during the gala dinner. Group Fragile from Slovakia sang more or less familiar songs without instrumental accompaniment. The group performed so well that soon the dance floor filled with dancers. A surprising and funny performance of the Czech comedian Richard Nedvěd caused loud laughter throughout the hall.
We would like to thank everyone for their participation at the conference, the speakers for their perfectly prepared contributions and our sponsors and business partners for their support. Without their help, the conference would not have reached such a high level. We invite you already to the next annual, which is held in February 2017.
For more information visit the conference website: http://www.railconference.com/koleje-2016/pl/
Thank you and we look forward to see you next year!