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Automated Sequencing: Evaluating Solutions for Public Works Route Optimization

April 9, 2020

Leveraging the Power of Automated Sequencing

For organizations serving their customers on regular pickup and delivery routes, the sequencing of those interactions can have a huge impact on productivity and progress. Waste management companies with daily pickup routes, for example, can benefit greatly by ensuring vehicle movements take place in a logical sequence.

Ideally, these orchestrations will be handled in an automated fashion with little to no human intervention.

If the routing solution you’re evaluating relies on you to determine the collection sequence, then it’s probably not going to help you solve your routing problems – plain and simple.

Robust Algorithms with Safety in Mind
Any system that requires you to define the collection sequence is not up to the task. Sequencing a residential route with 400-600 stops is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s probably why you are evaluating an automated system in the first place.

Remember, you can’t just “U-turn” a large waste collection vehicle, nor can you rely on a solution that can’t tell which side of the street you are collecting from. Safety is a top priority for you – and for us. Get the job done right the first time by using a routing platform that incorporates automated sequencing.

To learn more about how we can help you achieve your automated sequencing needs, please contact me at

Catch up on this series:

Part 1 | March 24, 2020


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Part 2 | April 2, 2020


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Part 4 | April 21, 2020


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Part 5 | May 4, 2020


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Part 6 | May 20, 2020


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Part 7 | Coming Soon

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Part 8 | August 26, 2020

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Jessica Cearfoss, Business Development Manager

Jessica specializes in the public works sector, nurturing sales leads to become long-standing customers. As main point of contact for public works customers, Jessica helps prospects understand route optimization and how our software can harness their data to achieve their performance goals. She also conducts demonstrations for our suite of software products targeted to the public works sector, including RouteSmart for ArcGIS, RouteSmart Navigator and RouteSourcing.