Large French waste management company optimises pick-up logistics with Ortec

To pick-up discarded electrical and electronic devices more efficiently, the environmental re-cycling organisation Eco-systèmes selected Ortec to optimise its route planning. Ortec's solution allows Eco-systèmes to organise its logistical activities optimally and therefore reduce the amount of CO² emissions.

Eco-systèmes is an environmental organisation that is officially recognised by the French government that collects discarded electrical and electronic devices, removes contamination, and makes it fit for re-use. To be able to collect 37.5 million pieces of electric and electronic devices throughout the whole of France (in 2012), Eco-systèmes relies on a network of logistical service providers.

Thanks to the use of Ortec's solution Ortec Shortrec Eco-systèmes can optimise its resources, both staff and material. This makes it easier to forecast and match the necessary number of routes per day, the number of trucks, the fuel costs, and also calculate the CO²-balance.Using all the available parametres, such as the loading capacity of each vehicle, the number of collection points and the distance, the software calculates the optimal number of pick-up routes and matches these with the necessary resources.

Since Eco-systèmes has an environmental mission, it makes sense to use a tool that will help reduce its use of fuel and therefore minimise the amount of CO² emissions during its logistic activities. Above all, simulating the best possible organisation of the pick-up routes, helps Eco-systèmes to better judge which resources actually should be used. In this way the company creates an overview to make sure that its service providers use these resources in the most profitable way. The logistical partners increase their productivity by optimising both their resources and their activities. This way of working rhymes with the assignment that Eco-systèmes has received: to set up a network that delivers record performances.

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