Transportation & Logistics Management
We have supported a number of clients on high-profile transportation and logistics management projects. This includes research initiatives to make roads safer, including reducing winter-condition related accidents. Work for a large footwear manufacturer has helped them to better manage their IT systems in new distribution centers, and we have assisted in other aspects of transportation management for a large freight company.
The FORETELL™ program is a multi-state initiative integrating Intelligent Transportation Systems with advanced weather prediction systems. As the first project of its kind, FORETELL is playing a major role in creating an operational highway maintenance management and traveler information system for North America. Overall goals of the project included reducing winter-condition related accidents and creating a viable road and weather information network across the continent. FORETELL is a registered trademark of CRC.
FreightLink provides FedEx business development executives the latest rates, volume discounts and business packages for FedEx freight services for automated proposal development. FreightLink is a registered trademark of Federal Express.
Payless ShoeSource needed to manage a supply chain supporting nearly 4,500 store locations. In order to do this in an accurate and efficient manner, it deployed IT systems in a new distribution center and required significant program management support. DSoft Technology assisted Payless in managing their IT projects and established processes which ensure that Payless store locations are resupplied in a timely and accurate fashion.
Transportation Security Administration
DSoft Technology, Engineering & Analysis, Inc. provides field test data collection services to the TSA Acceptance Testing Support Services (ATSS) through our prime contractor, Battelle Memorial Institute, to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s office of Security Technology. The ATSS program involves acceptance testing and evaluating new passenger and baggage screening technologies. DSoft Technology's field test engineers provide Integrated Site Acceptance Test (ISAT) support by providing coordination, preparation, execution, data analysis, and reporting services to ensure passenger and facility safety and security.
DSoft Technology also provides Human System Integration (HSI) Testing and Evaluation (T&E) support. In addition to HSI T&E support, DSoft Technology provides technical advice to the Battelle team on generalized test planning, analysis, and reporting. Additionally, DSoft provides expert advice on the development of a T&E Guide Testing & Evaluation Guide for TSA management and its T&E support contractors. Testing and evaluation includes airline passenger new screening technologies, processes, and procedures, and all forms of System Acceptance Testing. A major HSI test tool is the generation and application of passenger and TSA Security Officer (TSO) surveys; survey administration, data collection, analysis and reporting are included based on the Handbook of Human Factors Testing & Evaluation, co-authored by one of our principal research scientists Mr. Thomas O'Brien. The HSI T&E is based on generated test program elements to include examination of the seven elements of MANPRINT, which include manpower, personnel, training, human factors engineering, system safety, health hazards, and personnel survivability. DSoft produced several HSI Assessment reports focusing on HSI issues relative to various passenger and cargo screening systems deployed at US airports and other transportation sites.
Our field test engineers gather reliability, availability, maintainability, and other data from airports throughout the continental United States and US protectorates. This data and subsequent analyses are provided to TSA administrators to facilitate their decision making process to determine whether the latest passenger and cargo screening technologies and processes are effective and suitable for deployment in airports and in other transportation venues.