Industry Reference Files

Report
Overview of
Industry
Reference Files
ACACSO
May 11 – 13, 2011
Burlington, VT
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Agenda
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Introduction to IRF
Review of the Files
IRFi
Questions
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Introduction
• Industry Reference Files are:
– Centralized Files that Contain Information
Critical to Many Railroad Functions
• Official Data Dictionaries
• Spell Checkers
• Thesauruses
• Provide Edits for Many Industry
Applications
• Industry Reference Files are Inter-Related
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• Current Reference Files
– Mark File
– Centralized Station Master (CSM)
– Junction Interchange File
– Route
– STCC/HazMat
– Customer Identification File (CIF)
– Shipment Conditions
– Serving Carrier Reciprocal Switch File
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Mark File
• A Mark is an Abbreviation Assigned to a
Transportation Company
• Also Called a SCAC
– Standard Carrier Alpha Code
• A Company Must be in the Mark File
Before Stations can be Registered
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Mark File
• Types of Marks
– RR
– RR2
– RR3
– STC
– PP
Class I Railroad
Regional (Class II) Railroad
Local (Class III) Railroad
Switching & Terminal Railroad
Property Mark (Equipment Only)
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Centralized Station Master (CSM)
• Stations Must be in CSM Before Junctions
are Registered or SCRS is Populated
• Contains Geographic Information About
Railroad Stations
– Station Name
– State
– SCAC: Standard Carrier Alpha Code
– SPLC: Standard Point Location Code
– FSAC: Freight Station Accounting Code
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Centralized Station Master (CSM)
• Types of Stations
– Operating
• Physically Served by the Registering Carrier
• No Revenue Waybills can be Issued To or From
the Station
– Revenue
• Not Physically Served by the Registering Carrier
• Revenue Waybills can be Issued To or From the
Station
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Centralized Station Master (CSM)
• Types of Stations
– Haulage: Served by a Carrier Through a
Haulage Arrangement
– Junction Settlement: Served by a Carrier
Through a Junction Settlement Arrangement
– Switch Carrier: Served by a Carrier Through
a Switch Agreement
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Junction Interchange File
• Interchanges Must be on the Junction
Interchange File Before Routes are
Registered and Before SCRS is Populated
• Junction Interchange File Contains all
Junction Abbreviations
• Abbreviations are a Maximum of Five
Characters
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Route
• Route Master Defines Revenue Routes
• The File Contains
– Route Descriptions: SCAC for Each Carrier in
the Route and the Interchange Points
– Identification Numbers: 5 Digit Number plus
the Origin and Destination Carrier
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Customer Identification File (CIF)
• Central Repository for Customer Data
– Name
– Physical Address
– Mailing Address
– Corporate Family Structure
– Unique Identification Number for each
Customer Location
• CIF Data Must be Complete to Populate
SCRS
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Shipment Condition File (SCF)
• Contains a List of Codes that Facilitate
use of Rate EDI Network (REN)
– Specify Equipment Types
– Define Accessorial Services
– Outline Annual Volume Agreements
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Serving Carrier Reciprocal Switch (SCRS)
• Contains Rail Served Industries in the US,
Canada and Mexico
• Lists the Appropriate Reciprocal Switching
Charges Assessed
• SCRS Contains Information from all
Previously Reviewed Industry Reference
Files
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IRF Relationships
Mark File
Centralized
Station Master
Standard Carrier
Reciprocal Switch
File
Junction
Interchange File
Route File
STCC Haz
Mat File
Customer
Identification File
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Shipment
Condition
File
IRFi
• Five Industry Reference Files are
Available On-Line
– Mark
– Centralized Station Master (CSM)
– Route
– STCC/HazMat
– Customer Identification File (CIF)
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Accessing IRFi
• Sign on to Railinc.Com
• Request Access to IRF Application
– First Time Only
• Select IRFi Application
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Mark File in IRFi
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Centralized Station
Master in IRFi
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Route File in IRFi
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STCC/HazMat File in
IRFi
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Customer
Identification File in
IRFi
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Contact Information
• Rob Drew – Product Manager
– 919-651-5156
– [email protected]
• Sarah Taylor – Business Analyst
– 919-651-5177
– [email protected]
• Customer Support Center
– 877-724-5462
– [email protected]
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Questions
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