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Maximizing resource transformation and value

The transition to the Circular Economy is providing unprecedented opportunities for the Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) who play a central role in transforming waste resources into a quality secondary resource that is a replacement for primary resources.

According to McKinsey, the circular economy in Europe alone could generate a net economic gain of €1.8 trillion per year by 2030. This role in resource transformation is constant regardless of whether the MRF specializes in processing commodity resources such as metal, fiber, glass, food waste or if the MRF is transforming residual waste into alternative fuels.

The challenges however for all MRFs remain the same, including the...

  • A growing number of waste resource inputs requiring different processing, inventory management, and reporting
  • Increasing regulatory and compliance burden and costs
  • Focus on quality resource outputs to ensure sustainable recycling outlets and best prices
  • Gaining visibility and control over MRF operations that would be common in modern factories in areas like demand planning, quality, and inventory management

While most MRF operators have invested heavily in state-of-the-art mechanical and physical infrastructure to transform waste into resources, it is clear that investment in IT automation has lagged this trend. Many MRFs are automated using outdated and unconnected IT legacy systems, which are supported by manual and/or paper processes. In the age of Industry 4.0, this is not an optimal way to automate a resource transformation factory where sequential and interdependent workflows and processes need to be automated and integrated to create maximum value and efficiency.

Automate to seize the opportunities of the circular economy

Automation and digitalization provide you with the opportunity to connect and integrate your MRF processes, providing you with visibility, control, and the insight to drive new efficiencies.

A modern MRF can be automated to the same high levels as a modern industrial factory with minimum manual and paper processes or re-keying of data into separate systems. Instead, AMCS Platform provides you with the opportunity to automate all your processes, eliminate all paper and disconnects and make collaboration and sharing of data possible across your

This is all made possible by our SAAS based enterprise-grade architecture that provides a modern and intuitive user interface that can be used anytime, anywhere, and on any device as well as integrated portals to share data and collaborate with partners and mobile applications for your workforce to perform specialist tasks like material inspection or cycle counting close to the source.

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Move your MRF Automation to the Next Level

The AMCS Platform offers an end-to-end solution for each type of MRF. It provides high levels of automation at each step of the MRF process and integrates all of the various workflows and processes to provide you with the visibility and control to run your operations efficiently and profitably.

AMCS Platform is designed to enhance your efficiency and margins in the following areas:

In addition, the AMCS Platform provides a range of specialist functionality which is specific to each MRF material such as ID scanning for metal purchases and moisture reading for cardboard, etc.

AMCS has over 30 years of experience in automating all types of MRFs and we understand how to automate and connect all of the processes to create maximum value and efficiency for our partners.

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