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Route optimization enables businesses to deliver a significant cost reduction in fuel, wages and more

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Game-changing route cost reduction and improved customer service

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!

Comprehensive solution

Our solution handles all types of waste like a 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.

Huge benefits

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 time
  • 5-15% reduction in the number of vehicles
  • 25-75% decrease in time spent on planning and administration
  • Significantly improved customer service and visit accuracy

Strong expertise

AMCS has for 3 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.

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The AMCS Intelligent Optimization solution optimizes hundreds of thousands of master route stops in one optimization, and second by second optimizes highly dynamic and real-time based routes.

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Route efficiency

The AMCS route optimization solution gives your operation huge cost reduction through increased route efficiency.

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Route efficiency

Cost Reduction and increased route efficiency

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 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 the Netherlands: Increased lifts per route hour by 20 to 25%
  • Saver in the Netherlands: Increased lifts per route hour by 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 a reduction in miles, time, and cost with your route quality preferences and agreed-on customer service levels.

Customer Satisfaction

The route optimization solution makes cost reduction go hand in hand with improved customer service levels.

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction and responsiveness

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 job real-time execution and on-the-fly re-optimization and dispatching of routesProactive ETA information for each customer instant route and time slotting during customer requests and much more

Process optimization

The solution becomes a central operational cockpit for your business securing smooth, real-time based and agile processes

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Process optimization

Process standardization and best practices

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 preferences ability to centralise otherwise decentralized work

Business digitalization

The AMCS digitalization creates an insight into schedules, execution, and performance like never seen before.

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Business digitalization

Complete insight

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 come with very high quality.

AMCS is 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 digitization are e.g.:

  • Including all stakeholders through web portals
  • Automatic collection order-generation with forecasting and VMI
  • IoT and online order booking facility with instant time slotting
  • GPS to route precision through automated data and time verification
  • Subcontractor interaction and automated self-billing

Scalable architecture

How many industries need to plan for hundred thousands of orders in one go, and schedule and re-plan incrementally second by second?

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Scalable architecture

Proven track record

The waste industry is unique when it comes to 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 of 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 optimization
  • Instant, incremental, and real-time route optimization
  • Deployed either as a cloud solution or on-premise
  • Hybrid user interface facilitating rich GUI and web technology

Responsive and Agile

Truly responsive companies instantly handle and respond to customers’ demands and requests. 

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Responsive and Agile

Responsive, agile, and competitive

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 organization 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 responsiveness
  • Merging operation and optimization into one and the same process
  • Exact plan versus actuals and precise reporting
  • Tomorrow’s winners are responsive and agile.

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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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ALBA Group to automate vehicle route planning with AMCS

AMCS, the leading supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and resource sector has signed an agreement with leading recycling and environmental services provider ALBA Group.

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Success Stories

ALBA Group




Customer collection points

With its two brands – ALBA and Interseroh – and a total of about 7,500 employees, ALBA Group operates within Germany, Europe, and Asia. With an annual turnover of approx. 1.8 billion euros (2016) ALBA Group is one of the leading recycling and environmental services companies as well as raw material providers worldwide

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Suez, Recovery & Recycling




Productivity increase

The global waste collection activities of SUEZ R&R have an annual value of one billion euro. Previously, the operational waste logistics with more than 11,000 vehicles on the road was generally decentralized without the support of a route planning system. Therefore SUEZ decided to implement route optimization globally.

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Operating every day

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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Collections per route


Stars in reviews

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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Omrin is the Frisian word for recycle. Our passion is ultimately also recycling. We have ambitions in the field of circular economy, inclusive society, innovation and connectivity. Omrin collects waste for more than 180,000 households and more than 7,000 companies.

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Municipality Groningen


Satisfied drivers


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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Industries we serve

Our Route Optimization software applies to various industries

Construction & Demolition

AMCS offers a complete waste management solution for Construction & Demolition activities, waste collection services, managing transfer stations, recycling activities, landfills and support material trading.

Municipal Waste

AMCS offers a complete waste management software solution for Municipal, Residential, Environmental and Sanitation departments.

Commercial & Industrial Waste Management

Gain visibility and control on the key metrics that drive the profitability of your routes. C&I waste companies need agility to respond to ever-changing conditions. Becoming agile means embracing a digital transformation, not partially, but all the way.

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