Routing optimization for waste management is a must if municipalities and private service providers hope to see a profit. Waste management gets about 33% of its income from landfill disposals, and 66% from waste collection. Because most of the income comes from actually collecting the garbage, it’s vital, and indeed possible, to improve the efficiency in operating the transportation fleet.

The Problems

There are a number of route management systems available. In fact, there are two hundred different software applications on the market. It’s important to find one that takes into account your company’s specific routing issues and that provides broad benefits. One of the waste collection problems in a city is that there are different sources of waste scattered all over. This increases the cost of waste collection and transportation in the waste management system.

This is why a clear strategy that focuses specifically on the issue of minimizing the distance for each garbage collection and transport route is required. Schemes that are well planned and correctly implemented can reduce over a third of the total garbage collection path distance.

The Solution

The trick is to implement these systems effectively, and that’s where our experts at Route Optimization Consultants excel. We know the keys to implementing them well to obtain maximum success. Firstly, it’s not all about the technology. There are many different software products out there for route optimization and they all have their merits.

Rather, it’s about the people on the ground that is going to be using the software. Plus, it is essential that good business processes are in place before the software is even purchased.

We make sure that the correct people are assigned to manage the implementation. It’s not necessarily the route supervisors who’re the best people for this task, as they may not be familiar with the technology.

Secondly, we make sure that the quality of data being put into the software is top notch. Accurate customer data and logs are essential for the software to succeed. We provide customer database cleansing as well as do infield database audits to facilitate this. The data needs to be updated often, so the whole system must sync with your work orders, billing and everything else.

We’ll carry out a route performance check and develop the optimized routes. Our team can also help with route implementation planning, plus we’ll perform a detailed cost analysis.

Helping You Through the Maze

When it comes to the software, our experts can do a needs assessment for you to help you work out exactly what software you need before you go out and purchase anything. This can save you both time and money. We also provide you with route optimization software product reviews.

Once you’ve purchased the software, our team is ready to assist you with getting everything up and running. Our team provides user training and crew or operator training to ensure you get the maximum use out of the software you’ve bought. Call us today at (703) 473-7055 for a free consultation. We’re more than happy to assist you with your route optimization for waste management project.