GMT Europe has been serving the ERP needs of the worldwide waste management industry, focusing on the European region, for over two decades. The Netherlands-based company has been valued by long-term clients for its deep knowledge of the waste management industry and the specialized requirements that waste management creates for ERP. GMT clients include SITA France, SITA Poland, Trashco Dubai, SITA UK, Selikor (Curacao), Dublin City Council, and Van Gansewinkel. GMT’s CLEAR suite enables them to deal with the complex logistics, route optimization and business transactions whilst remaining compliant under shifting environmental regulations.
One major example of this is the trend toward the “Polluter Pays” Principle called “Differentiele Tarieven or DIFTAR” in the Netherlands and “principe du pollueur payeur” in France, where a household or company pays based on the amount of waste they produce. In France, for instance, which is instituting many “principe du pollueur payeur” regulations, the waste management entity needs to be able to work closely with its clients to determine an optimal approach to collection. CLEAR makes this possible, with a clear and transparent interface that enables real time awareness of collection and payments. GMT has been able to develop CLEAR and other comparable iterations of its core products, at a pace that matches the evolution of the waste management industry. Also GMT’s route optimization solutions have expanded. Besides advising the most safest route, real time information today also ensures a garbage truck avoids school areas during playtime.
The rate of change is accelerating dramatically, however, putting more pressure on GMT to keep its clients relevant and competitive. The industry is shifting into a business where principals compete to source and sell raw materials. For instance, over a period of about three years, paper recycling has essentially become a sophisticated export business where waste management contractors handle the deal making and logistics involved in shipping waste paper to Chinese manufacturers. Peute, an international paper recycling company, is an example of this trend. The company grew its business, processing up to 1,300,000 metrics tons of old paper and plastic in 2011. Because of the rapid growth of trading activities Peute looked to swop their application. GMT quickly enhanced CLEAR with a trade and customs transit module to meet Peute’s business needs. Peute is now a GMT customer.