Improved customer service levels on your collection routes and waste transport
Our route optimization solution provides you endless benefits and superior business value. With our solution you will get significant cost reductions and improved customer service levels on your collection routes and waste transport. The optimization capabilities span from master route optimization down to fully dynamic and real-time driven optimization – all with the purpose of making you excel in a highly competitive market.
Powerful route optimization
The optimization power of the route optimization solution from AMCS is second to none. The solution optimizes many hundred thousand master route stops in one optimization, and second by second optimizes highly dynamic and real-time based routes. The power will significantly increase the performance of your company!
Our solution handles all types of waste like commercial, domestic, roll-off, skips, hazardous and more. It reaches beyond route optimization, supporting the operational and post-operational business process with i.e. automated route slotting and time slotting (price optimization), resource management, sub-contractor co-planning, self-billing and much more.
The intelligent AMCS optimization platform will bring you huge benefits. The typical benefits achieved by our customers are:
5-25% reductions in CO2 emissions, mileage and driving time5-15% reduction in number of vehicles25-75% decrease in time spent on planning and administrationSignificantly improved customer service and visit accuracy
AMCS has for three decades delivered waste specific route optimization systems to waste and recycling companies all over the world. The solution is delivered as an integrated part of the AMCS Platform or connects to third party ERP systems. We live and breathe waste route optimization and are true industry experts. We will be thrilled to work with you and to provide you lasting competitive advantages.
The AMCS route optimization solution gives your operation huge cost reduction through increased route efficiency. The power of the solution typically gives a total cost reduction on 10% to 15%.
Examples of customers’ efficiency gains:
AES in Ireland: Increased lifts per route hour on 15%SUEZ in Benelux: Increased lifts per route hour on 5% to 10%Twente Milieu in Netherlands: Increased lifts per route hour on 20 to 25%Saver in Netherlands: Increased lifts per route hour on 15 to 25%
The optimization algorithm is therefore not just a simple solver. It is based on metaheuristics built to handle real life challenges in the waste industry.
This means that the optimization algorithm is configured to combine reduction in miles, time and cost with your route quality preferences and agreed customer service levels.
With the AMCS route optimization solution you can give your customers best-in-class customer service levels without increasing your costs or prices. The optimization solution makes cost reduction go hand in hand with improved customer service levels.
The optimization is simply not allowed to construct routes that violate customer agreements. Real life challenges like time windows, overlapping or non-overlapping routes, stop qualification demands, vehicle capacity and much more is a part of the optimization process.
Examples of what to gain:
Meeting promised time windows and assuring correct resource to the jobReal time execution and on-the-fly re-optimization and dispatching of routesProactive ETA information for each customerInstant route and time slotting during customer requestsand much more
Regardless of whether you have a centralized or decentralized planning and dispatch organization, you will gain highly valuable process optimization and standardization with the AMCS optimization solution.
The configuration of the optimization algorithm embeds the overall company route strategy and policy. This includes the balancing of e.g. route costs vs. service levels and e.g. non-overlapping routes vs. route costs.
The AMCS route optimization solution is much more than route optimization. It can integrate in real time with systems like ERP, order, mobile, GPS, weighting, production, scanning, reporting, and more. The solution becomes a central operational cockpit for your business securing smooth, real time based and agile processes.
Examples of process and practices optimization:
Effective optimization of work flow as well as data flow
Push best practices to all in the company
Easily have decentral locations adopt business preferencesAbility to centralize otherwise decentralized work
There are massive gains for your waste business in embracing the digital transformation sweeping across the globe. Street data, GPS, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), web portals, vehicle technology, analytics, inventory management, and system integration now comes with a very high quality.
AMCS are in the forefront of embedding cutting edge technology into our solutions, and by this helping our customers ride on the wave of digital transformation. The AMCS digitalization creates an insight into schedules, execution and performance like never seen before.
In other words, the AMCS solution’s digitalization facilities give you transparency and the ability to respond effectively through the underlying optimization.
Among the many aspects of digitisation are e.g.:
Including all stakeholders through web portalsAutomatic collection order-generation with forecasting and VMI IoT and online order booking facility with instant time slottingGPS to route precision though automated data and time verificationSubcontractor interaction and automated self-billing
The waste industry is unique when it comes to the diversity in transport and logistics. The complexity of the industry is high due to the many waste type having its own characteristics.
How many industries need to plan for hundred thousands of orders in one go, and at the same time schedule and re-plan incrementally second by second? The waste industry does.
This fact calls – not only – for an extreme functional capability, it also calls for a flexible and scalable solution architecture.
The powerful and scalable architecture of the solution facilitates:
High density master routes with 300,000 stops in one optimizationInstant, incremental, and real-time route optimizationDeployed either as a cloud solution or on-premise Hybrid user interface facilitating rich GUI and web technology
Responsive and agile
The world is rapidly changing and customers of today expect 24/7 responsiveness and user-friendly self-service. Truly responsive companies instantly handle and respond to customers’ demands and requests. When dedicating your organisation to responsiveness, you will have to do so with full operational insight and agility. If not, responsiveness can risk costing you a fortune and put stress on your organization. You need to support your organization and systems with an agile optimization platform. The agile route optimization solution should be embedded in your overall digital infrastructure. Order-taking, changes to orders, route changes, ETA information, field status, etc. should all be supported by automatic optimization continuously running in the background. The agile nature of the AMCS route optimization solutions is about:
Superior responsiveness to customer demands and exceptions Incremental re-optimization reacting instantly to operational changes Fully transparent operation and real time responsivenessMerging operation and optimization into one and the same process
Exact plan versus actuals and precise reporting
Tomorrow’s winners are responsive and agile.
AMCS Intelligent Optimization for route optimization handles:
Master route optimization for domestic and commercial wasteAutomated master route maintenance for churn managementDaily dynamic route optimization for ad hoc ordersReal time based on the fly re-optimization of routesReal-time monitoring of route executionBuild in Mobile Workforce solution (tablet)Ability to perform route optimization of skips and rolling off transportBlack box route optimization services in ERP, web and mobilityContainer fill level forecast and automated order-generationRange of advanced web portal for stakeholder involvementAdvanced reporting, BI and analyticsSubcontractor management and self-billingStandard integration to the AMCS Platform solutions (ERP, Mobile, etc.)
The AMCS route optimization solution is a comprehensive solution able to handle all types of waste collection, transport and transfer, whether it is for master routes or dynamic routes.
The advanced functionality is tailored for the waste industry. It is most likely the only system in the world that effectively can handle the many transport types of the waste industry.
The functional scope of the system embraces frequency planning, high density routes, rolling off and skip transport, hazardous goods and much more.
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