Game-changing route cost reduction and improved customer service
Our route optimisation 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 optimisation capabilities span from master route optimisation down to fully dynamic and real-time driven optimisation – all with the purpose of making you excel in a highly competitive market.
Powerful route optimisation
The optimisation power of the route optimisation solution from AMCS is second to none. The solution optimises many hundred thousand master route stops in one optimisation, and second by second optimises 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 optimisation, supporting the operational and post-operational business process with i.e. automated route slotting and time slotting (price optimisation), resource management, sub-contractor co-planning, self-billing and much more.
The intelligent AMCS optimisation 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 3 decades delivered waste specific route optimisation 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 optimisation and are true industry experts. We will be thrilled to work with you and to provide you lasting competitive advantages.
The AMCS route optimisation solution gives your operation huge cost reduction through increased route efficiency. The power of the solution typically gives a total cost reduction of 10% to 15%.
Examples of customers’ efficiency gains:
AES in Ireland: Increased lifts per route hour by 15%SUEZ in Benelux: Increased lifts per route hour by 5% to 10%Twente Milieu in Netherlands: Increased lifts per route hour by 20 to 25%Saver in the Netherlands: Increased lifts per route hour by 15 to 25%
The optimisation 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 optimisation 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 optimisation solution you can give your customers best-in-class customer service levels without increasing your costs or prices. The optimisation solution makes cost reduction go hand in hand with improved customer service levels.
The optimisation 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 optimisation process.
Examples of what to gain:
Meeting promised time windows and assuring correct resource to the jobReal time execution and on-the-fly re-optimisation and dispatching of routesProactive ETA information for each customerInstant route and time slotting during customer requestsand much more
Regardless of whether you have a centralised or decentralised planning and dispatch organisation, you will gain highly valuable process optimisation and standardisation with the AMCS optimisation solution.
The configuration of the optimisation 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 optimisation solution is much more than route optimisation. 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 optimisation:
Effective optimisation of work-flow as well as data-flow
Push best practices to all in the company
Easily have decentral locations adopt business preferencesAbility to centralise otherwise decentralised 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 digitalisation creates an insight into schedules, execution and performance like never seen before.
In other words, the AMCS solution’s digitalisation facilities give you transparency and the ability to respond effectively through the underlying optimisation.
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 optimisationInstant, incremental, and real time route optimisationDeployed 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 organisation. You need to support your organisation and systems with an agile optimisation platform. The agile route optimisation 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 optimisation continuously running in the background. The agile nature of the AMCS route optimisation solutions is about:
Superior responsiveness to customer demands and exceptions Incremental re-optimisation reacting instantly to operational changes Fully transparent operation and real time responsivenessMerging operation and optimisation into one and the same process
Exact plan versus actuals and precise reporting
Tomorrow’s winners are responsive and agile.
AMCS Intelligent Optimisation for route optimisation handles:
Master route optimisation for domestic and commercial wasteAutomated master route maintenance for churn managementDaily dynamic route optimisation for ad hoc ordersReal time based on the fly re-optimisation of routesReal time monitoring of route executionBuild in workforce mobile solutionAbility to perform route optimisation of skips and rolling off transportBlack box route optimisation 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 optimisation 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.