Faculty Advisor

Balistrieri, Thomas J.

Center

Russia

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to analyze Brunswick Rail’s recent transition to outsourcing railcar maintenance. The sponsor agency, Brunswick Rail, is a Russian freight railcar leasing company. In March 2016, the company began outsourcing railcar maintenance to reduce operating expenses. There are three phases to this report. First, the transition from insourcing to outsourcing maintenance was audited. Second, the best practices of railcar leasing companies in North America and Europe were researched. Third, recommendations for Brunswick Rail were derived.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Project Center

Russia

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