Solving for Waste: ArcGIS's Network Analyst & Solid Waste Management
As municipalities facing a growing list of challenges to balance both the needs of their citizens and the constraints of their budgets, more innovative means are required to manage a complex world. Starting in the Fall of 2018, City of Mesa Solid Waste Services began to test and implement ESRI's Network Analyst tools to meet several operational challenges. Several months in, the analyses serve as useful data when evaluating operations management decisions. There is now a regular reliance on the Origin-Destination solver and the Vehicle Routing Problem solver to model analyses related to service delivery questions. This presentation is aimed to provide a welcoming introduction to the tools and to encourage other municipalities to feel comfortable with deployment of such innovations to their pressing challenges.