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24 Mar 2020

Van Happen Containers optimises collection routes with smart AMCS software

Software essential for Van Happen’s transformation into a circular raw materials supplier.

Amsterdam, March 2020 – Van Happen Containers will optimise and digitise all its waste collection activities with Route Planner and Fleet Planner, the AMCS Group’s intelligent optimisation software. Van Happen specialises in the collection and processing of corporate waste and construction and demolition waste.

With AMCS’s smart software, the company can collect waste more efficiently and therefore serve more customers with the same vehicles. By fully integrating order acceptance, planning and execution, Van Happen is able to respond much faster to customer queries and offer better service. The number of kilometres driven per customer is also decreasing, which means that route optimisation simultaneously contributes to Van Happen’s sustainable goals and to a circular economy.

Real-time planning and timely adjustments

Van Happen Containers is a sustainable company that is transforming from a waste collector to a circular supplier of raw materials. Excelling in the management of waste flows and collection resources is essential for this. The company will therefore start using Route Planner to optimise the fixed routes for collecting wheelie bins. With Fleet Planner, orders for skips are planned and optimised in real time.

As a result, the planning department has continuous insight into the status of orders, can make timely adjustments and can proactively inform customers if anything changes. Real-time planning allows Van Happen to plan rush orders flexibly and assign them directly to the right vehicle, even on the day of execution if they have already been added to the optimised routes. This increases service reliability and improves customer service.

Cost savings of up to hundreds of thousands of euros

With Route Planner and Fleet Planner, Van Happen has a complete integrated solution which supports all business activities and solves all the planning challenges. AMCS can combine fixed routes for collection of wheelie bins with flexible routes and real-time planning for skips. The AMCS software also offers Van Happen support in optimising operational waste logistics by, among other things, dealing smartly with the available trailers and by optimised stacking of skips on vehicles and trailers.

Rogier de Klein, Sales Manager at AMCS.‘We are delighted with Van Happen Containers’ choice of AMCS’s optimisation software. With this choice, Van Happen joins the large group of customers who have previously opted for AMCS’s waste-specific planning and optimisation software. In the selection process, suppliers were challenged with complex logistic issues that are very specific to the waste industry. And, in the end, we came out on top as the winner. We thank Van Happen for the trust they put in us and are sure that this will become a long-term and successful collaboration.’