The manual procedure for interaction between the PPO users and the other users in ELS (Electric Loco Shed) is prone to certain limitations. The existing system has been facing certain limitations like communication gap between various departments of ELS and maintaining the details manually which is a time consuming process. So, it is becoming very difficult to maintain the Loco information, its Schedule, its Failures and the time to time communications between the departments.
To Overcome these drawbacks The Proposed system is an enhancement to the existing system covering some of its limitations by automating the process. The PPO which maintains the information of the Locos, Schedules the Locos, Assigns the work to different departments, Finds the repairs and all other work is computerized. This general introduction includes the scope of the system.
SCOPE OF SYSTEM
- View all the details regarding the Locos.
- Maintain all the details regarding locos like loco number, loco schedule.
- Maintain the Loco failure details.
- Activities like update, deletions, and creations done in the system by the developer in future.
PURPOSE OF THE SYSTEM
The main aim of the Planning & Technical Management System project is to reduce the paperwork and duration of work process and to maintain the data of Electric Loco Shed efficiently the maintenance of all details is undergoing manually in the existing system. So it is becoming very difficult for the communication between the various departments of ELS and also to maintain & refer to the Loco information.
To overcome these drawbacks, computerizing the details of the Locos related to a particular Electric Loco Shed is needed. So this system is built to access the information of the loco in an easier way. The system also provides information regarding the staff attendance so that the top management can have an easy way to handle the staff members’ regularity.
Existing system is entirely being operated manually. All the registers are being maintained in hardcopy files, which is quiet difficult to maintain and harder to access. It is very much time consuming and requires a lot of requisites for the information to be passed from one department to another department. And in case of replacements if spares are not readily available, tenders are being issued so as to opt for the best quote that is obtained which is more cost efficient. Also there is a possibility of encountering errors due to the human intervention.
Proposed system is the computerized version of the existing system where in all the files are digitized and stored in database which can be accessed by only privileged users. Information regarding any worker or a loco can be instantly known at any time. Our proposed system also enhances security by maintaining the digital signatures of workers who work on a particular loco for future reference. The communication between the users of different departments is made very easier in the system.
OBJECTIVES OF STUDY
- Maintaining digitized data for easier access.
- Remote access to data for all the departments of ELS.
- User friendly environment to get the required information.
This section describes the functional requirements of the system for those requirements which are expressed in the natural language style. They are as follows:
- Automate tedious manual work.
- Automatic alert provision for task completion on locos.
- They should be able to view required reports related to locos.
- Performance: The completely separate business logic at server side from the user interface ensures good performance.
- Interface: User interface is web browser based. The client side user interface is developed using HTML and JSP.
- Usability: This section includes all of those requirements that effect usability. It will be very easy to use for the naïve user.
- Supportability: Choosing Java platform makes this system cross-platform independent.
- Reliability: The system is more reliable as it inherits the Java platform qualities.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Operating System : Windows XP Professional
Programming Language : JAVA
Browser : Mozilla Firefox
Web application server : Apache Tomcat 6.0
Model Design : Rational Rose
Data Base : Oracle 9i
IDE : NetBeans 6.7.1
Processor : Intel P4/AMD Athlon
RAM : 256MB RAM
Hard Disk : 20GB or more
Output Screens of the project:
1 Home page of Planning & Technical Management System
2 Login page for all departments
3 Daily Schedule Page
4 Loco Schedule Updation Page
5 Loco Important Parts Updation Page
6 View Loco History Page
7 PPO department Work Allotment Page
8 PPO Department Work Description Page
9 General Work Allotment View Page
10 Sectional Work Allotments Page
11 Sectional View Work Page
12 Staff Description Page
13 Attendance Report Type Selection Page
14 Daily Attendance Report of whole Department
15 Monthly Attendance Report of whole Department
16 Daily Attendance of Individual Staff Member
17 Monthly Attendance Report of Individual Staff Member
18 Yearly Report of Individual Staff Member
The primary goal of this project is to computerize the entire process being done in the Electric Loco Shed (ELS/BZA) and provide instant access to the work that is being carried out in various departments to the authorities. It further aims at providing a digital database of all the records that are currently being stored in hardcopies. This is all done with user friendly GUI and easy to understand functionalities.
The project has been successfully completed by including all the specified features. Our project team members worked hard with the help of our guide to develop the system in such a way that we can retrieve information in all dimensions. We can confirm that the entire project has been completed as per the stated requirements.