Digital window into waste flows takes business to the future -case LHJ
Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto is a waste management company owned by sixteen municipalities, whose task is to secure waste management services for both municipalities and households. In addition to Kanta-Häme and Southwest Finland, the company's extensive operations also extend in part to the regions of Satakunta and Pirkanmaa. To support its daily operations, Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto uses mScales, the digital weighing service.
The need for a modern weighing service like mScales arose when our subsidiary Suomen Erityisjäte recently established two new business units. That’s when we started exploring different weighing options, of which mScales was by far the most modern program that best served our purpose. Today, we have mScales in use in all our business units, says Heta Nurmi from Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto.
Heta Nurmi adds: “The mScales system is really modern because we’ve been doing things a certain way for 25 years. Of course, there has been resistance to change, but fortunately most of the drivers have been happy with the program. Everyday life is made easier because thanks to mScales, weighing is handled conveniently with a smartphone. Drivers also no longer have to worry about misplaced weighing tokens or lost weighing receipts".
A modern weighing service makes the everyday life of a waste management company uncomplicated
mScales is a new type of digital weighing service developed by Tamtron Precision, which connects both the scale and the business system into a unified whole. The service automates the weighing process and manages the weighings in real-time. All information related to weighing is easily accessible to each stakeholder from the cloud-based service.
The old weighing system of Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto required that changes and entries of loads had to be made at scale points by scale workers. With the introduction of mScales, a new kind of flexibility has become available, as now anyone can manage loads regardless of time or place. In addition to improving material management in the company, mScales has also been of great help in municipal waste management.
“The best thing about the mScales weighing service has been its versatility and modernity. Today, we are able to view loads and make changes to them anywhere, anytime, other than on the scale. This is how mScales has solved the biggest challenge. mScales also supports us in our municipal waste management services, as we can add service responsibilities, EWC codes and RD codes to the reporting. This makes it easy for the authorities to communicate”.
Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto has been satisfied with mScales' customized service package, which has been supplemented over the years with additional components that meet the company's needs. Today, Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto is assisted by a number of business support functions, such as product groups, storage tracking and an electronic transfer document.
“Thanks to storage tracking, we see the goods situation in our warehouses all the time and the electronic transfer document has also been a really handy service for us. Today, drivers are able to make an electronic transfer document on their phones. Reporting has also become simpler when the transfer document can be signed on a mobile phone and we no longer need paper forms”.
Streamlining operations at the center
At Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto, the introduction of mScales was thought to be concerned about how the company's long-term employees of quite different ages will adopt to the new weighing program. The worries have ultimately proved utterly futile. With digitalization, operations have become smoother and important information about weighing is conveniently traveling via the smartphone.
“Collaboration with Tamtron Precision and the mScales team has been really flexible. We have been interacting all the time and they have nicely embraced our development suggestions. All wishes have always been pursued or at least other solutions have been offered. By discussing together, we have found solutions to all the problems that have emerged at the beginning of our development. Everything has gone well and we can only recommend Tamtron Precision, says Heta Nurmi”.
Loimi-Häme Jätehuolto is a waste management company owned by sixteen municipalities, whose task is to secure waste management services for both municipalities and households. In addition to Kanta-Häme and Southwest Finland, the company's extensive operations also extend in part to the regions of Satakunta and Pirkanmaa.
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