N&C’s view, RM’s problems
This sector has been booming since the Macron laws. Similar to rail in its MR logic, buses face the same complexity of multi-city service, with the added difficulty of bus capacity, which is much smaller than that of trains.
The combination of fare levels and Origin-Destination is such that it makes forecasting extremely volatile. The RM challenge lies in the right management rules rather than in the quality of the forecasts. Few major players share the market today, with a fragmented competition (car, car-sharing, train).
The missions carried out
- Implementation of the first RM bricks (data, first set of forecasts, first alerts)
- Implementation of the RM fundamentals (orga, process, tool)
- Training of the teams
- Interim management
INDICES E.M.D.P by N&c
An interesting potential even if the problem is complex with many O&D and low capacities. Larger players have been doing this for a while, but smaller companies lack RM methods and culture.