Transforming resources to create value
The transition to the Circular Economy is providing unprecedented opportunities for Waste and Recycling industry who play a central role of in the transformation of waste resources into a quality secondary resource that is a replacement for primary resources.
Global recycling rates are also rising, with metal predicted to reach USD $434.55 billion by 2023. Paper will climb from USD $4.29 billion in 2017 to $5.42 billion in 2024. Plastics are also part of the story and are expected to rise from USD $25 billion in 2018 to $33.8 billion by 2023. In tandem, with this exponential growth, the recycling industry has to contend with a variety of challenges including:
- New regulations such as Deposit Refund Schemes and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) are leading to more collections of segregated recyclables which will increase collection costs and complexity in the short term
- Quality specifications of recyclate are on the rise and will help recyclers to secure the best and most sustainable sales prices and outlets
- Cost and effort of compliance with increasing regulations around processing and export are increasing
While most recycling 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 Many recycling operators are automated using outdated and unconnected IT legacy systems, which are supported by manual and/or paper processes. In order to seize the opportunity of recycling, there is a better way to automate a resource transformation factory where sequential and interdependent workflows and processes can be digitalised, automated and integrated to create maximum value and efficiency.
Automate to seize the opportunities of the circular economy
Automation and digitalisation 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 recycling operation 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 organisation.
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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AMCS Platform for Recycling streamlines operational processes
Paper recyclers are tasked with procuring fiber, processing, and producing feedstock for the paper mill as efficiently as possible.Read more
Paper recyclers are tasked with procuring fiber, processing, and producing feedstock for the paper mill as efficiently as possible. Collecting recycled material from different suppliers, dealing with numerous sites, and understanding transportation impact offers a challenge to effectively managing your supply costs. To assure that you are addressing these challenges, you need to have complete visibility of your operations.
With AMCS’s platform you can consolidate a wide range of data into one central repository. Powerful reporting capabilities allow you to easily configure the data, extract critical information and make important business decisions. From managing weighbridge operations, to creating standardised or custom pricing mechanisms, carrying out demand planning, or creating supplier contracts, AMCS offers standardisation and consolidation. The AMCS Enterprise Management Solution is the most comprehensive and technologically advanced software solution to manage your entire paper recycling business.
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Making Scrap Metal recycling profitable starts with understanding your margins. Changing prices, complex pricing structures, contamination of material, downtime of facilities, employee safety are challenges recycling companies are faced with. AMCS's Enterprise solution effectively addresses these challenges and more.
Our systems support your business dealing with these challenges by giving best insights and streamlining your daily operations. The AMCS platform integrates with a large variety of weighbridge indicators in real-time, eliminating the double entry of weigh ticket data.
It supports pricing, customer self-billing and supply and demand matching. Our platform provides data and analytics, providing maximum insights on the business. Users worldwide count on its browser-based reporting, touchscreen point-of-purchase, point-of-sale, production and tagging to streamline their operations.
Back office transactions are fully integrated and exception alerts keep managers ahead of potential critical business anomalies. Users of AMCS solutions meet today’s challenges with proven technologies from the industry software solutions leader.
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Digitalising your operations
The fact that plastics recycling is an emerging sector provides companies with the opportunity to adopt new generation solutions like AMCS Platform.
Managing a plastic recycling enterprise has become increasingly complex and competitive in a global economy. Each process in the value chain hinges on another – purchasing, quality monitoring, processing, inventory management, outbound logistics, invoicing so it is essential to have an integrated solution such as the AMCS Platform.
The AMCS Platform allows you to digitalise your operations by eliminating paper and manual processes across your enterprise and by providing customers and supplier alike with self-service options to engage with you.
For example, all paper forms such as job tickets, weighbridge tickets, stock taking forms, invoices, reports can be digitalised and automatically published on the Platform portals or automatically sent via email to your customers and suppliers.
Move your Recycling Automation to the Next Level
The AMCS Platform offers an end to end solution for each recycling operation (metal, fibre, glass, food waste, wood etc.).
It provides high levels of automation at each step of the recycling process from collection to final sale 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:
- Scale Automation: Support for rapid entry of all scale tickets including Unattended operation of your scale with our Driver Assistance Terminal and our ‘ Paperless Scale’ which captures the driver signature electronically and eliminates all paper
- Pricing and Contract Management: It offers a multi-layered, configurable and automated charging engine to support MRF-specific pricing such as charges, rebates, partial load reclassifications, tonnage volumes breaks and discounts etc.
- Inbound Material Inspection: Our mobile application allows yard staff to inspect all inbound loads, thereby carrying out a classification, breakdown (LEED reporting) and identify any material non-conformances which have revenue/quality impacts. This process is fully integrated with our portals for customer communication as well as the pricing engine for any financial changes.
- Inventory Management: A comprehensive system to record inbound stock, work in progress and finished goods with support for adjustments, cycle counting and end-of-period reporting.
- Production Planning: It allows you to plan your entire MRF production (e.g. baling, shredding, bagging processes) against your budgeted sales/offloading commitments so you can track your actual out
- Cost Tracking: It records and tracks all costs (purchase, freight, MRF processing etc.) so you can arrive at a gross margin by material type.
- Outbound Logistics: It provides a planning tool to manage all aspects of outbound logistics ( national or export) including daily planning, production of relevant documentation etc.
- Mobile Applications: It provides a range of mobile applications to allow your team ( drivers, yard staff, sales staff, inventory control etc.) to perform key tasks on a tablet or smartphone without any recourse to paper and with full integration into our Platform.
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 a moisture reading for cardboard etc.
AMCS has over 30 years of experience in automating all types of recycling operations 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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The Cascades, a Canadian company founded in 1964, recovers and re-uses resources, especially fiber from paper products, which then become the raw materials for some 500 packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fiber.
TFC Recycling is a family-owned business, based in Chesapeake, Virginia. Founded in 1971, the company has been collecting and processing recyclables for over 40 years and has grown to two main locations (Chesapeake and Chester) becoming the largest recycling company in VA, which processes about 200,000 tons of recyclable materials per year.
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AES is a leading provider of waste management and recycling services in Ireland. The collection routes used to be planned by the drivers, resulting in inefficient routes, missed bins, and dissatisfied customers. AES decided to buy AMCS' Route Planner. Transport optimization is performed with Route Planner, resulting in spectacular cost savings and highly improved customer service.
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Returpack is the biggest player in the Swedish deposit-refund market. They are responsible for the collection, administration and deposits for 2,700 stores around Sweden.
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B&M transitioned to AMCS Cloud-based Platform for their enterprise system to allow them to meet their customers’ needs in the most efficient way possible as the company continues to grow.
With over 200 trucks, 40 Ravo sweepers, and 20 tractors, Municipality Groningen employs almost 700 trustworthy workers in the midst of the Groningen community. Richard Bakker, Groningen Operations: “IT plays a key role at Municipality Groningen. It is impossible to imagine working without the various software applications from the AMCS platform. For more than 20 years, we have been loyal users of their software and we know how to get the best out of it. It has brought us many benefits. It is something you no longer consciously think about as it has become a normal part of the job.
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Webinar: Pricing and Contract management for the Metal Recycling industry
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