ATS Offers Manufacturers Increased Flexibility Via A La Carte eFactory Services

New eFactory Services Provides Factory Floor Solutions to Increase Manufacturer Productivity, Drawn from ATS' Broad Portfolio of Factory Maintenance Services

May 21, 2015, 09:00 ET from Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

PEORIA, Ill., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) today announced the availability of eFactory Services, a new offering for manufacturers whose factory service and technical resource needs are continually changing. eFactory Services allows these companies to assemble a flexible solution, using as few or as many capabilities as needed, from ATS' portfolio of maintenance, repair, parts, training, analytics and consultative services.

"The debut of eFactory Services solves an important need for many manufacturers," said Mark Cox, ATS' Director of Advanced Services. "For many companies, the ability to call on ATS for project-specific or as-needed help on the factory floor is an extremely cost effective, rapidly deployable solution—especially when compared to hiring qualified full-time or even part-time personnel on their own. With eFactory Services, ATS can provide customers with off-the-shelf or customized solutions and services to solve a specific set of challenges and improve our customer's productivity."

eFactory Services draws from a wide range of specialties and disciplines built over ATS' 30-year history of production equipment maintenance, industrial parts services and IT solution support. Available skills range from preventive/predictive maintenance services to crib management, repairable parts management, critical spares planning, supplemental maintenance and more. ATS also offers one-time or ongoing maintenance training, as well as consulting services including continuous improvement projects.

"ATS' track record of providing turnkey production maintenance for some of the world's leading manufacturers has given us the unique ability to 'plug in,' assess and solve problems," said Jeff Kosiorek, ATS Vice President of Marketing. "Our people are adept at identifying points of need and creating cost-efficient programs. Whether the situation is simple or complex, eFactory Services can help customers with a strategic solution."

ATS eFactory Services is being rolled out across the U.S. on a regional basis. Customers in the Chicago and Milwaukee regions, where the concept is already underway, have realized significant value from eFactory Services:

  • "ATS enabled us to take advantage of some Lean maintenance principles," noted Darryl Heffline, Vice President & General Manager, Cushman. "Preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, these were things we were award of and we were doing in patches but not comprehensively across the plant until ATS."
  • Since partnering with ATS and focusing on improving the reliability of our repairable assets, we have been able to reduce our overall costs while improving our manufacturing effectiveness," stated Rod Kreinbrink, Senior Manager, Corporate Maintenance at Cooper Tire.

To learn more about ATS eFactory Services, interested parties can call 877-315-8952 or visit www.advancedtech.com.

About Advanced Technology Services:
ATS makes business run better by improving the productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected companies. Through innovative IT services, production equipment maintenance and spare parts repair, ATS helps business remain competitive in a fast changing global economy. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Chicago, IL, Greenville, SC, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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