In today's changing global economy and economic uncertainty, asset utilization management, performance and reliablity takes on an increasingly important role. More and more global manufacturers are outsourcing their non-core functions, such as factory equipment maintenance, to focus on strategies to improve productivity and profitability.
And, ATS is one company that has a proven track record of helping some of the world's most recognized companies improve their asset management, utilization and performance by as much as 30%. That's because we understand production maintenance. It is our core competency.
Achieving the balance between asset management utilization and cost control is no easy task. It takes a company like ATS to manage labor and materials to drive value. Everybody wants high machine availability with reduced factory equipment maintenance costs. The problem is that many companies can't make change with their current factory equipment maintenance practices and staff. That's where ATS adds value.
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- Productivity Gains
Factory Maintenance = Productivity Gains
Productivity improvement is just one of the reasons why ATS factory equipment maintenance is necessary. The challenge for maintenance is to quantify its value to the business in a measurable form. Improvements in asset performance, or productivity gains, can have a significant impact on the “bottom-line” results of the business. ATS factory equipment maintenance can assist in this objective.
Asset intensive organizations rely on equipment to achieve their business goals. The equipment is designed to achieve certain levels of output. However, if the assets are not properly maintained, quality and productivity are compromised. Decreased capacity through degradation or failure can significantly impact the ability to meet desired business goals.
ATS can prevent assets from declining through a managed program of proactive maintenance. Factory maintenance that leads to productivity improvement contributes, in particular, to the organization's objectives of profitability, agreed levels of service, safety of operators and the environment. ATS factory equipment maintenance provides the necessary productivity gains to not only boost the bottom line, but improve many facets of the company as well.
- Increased Machine Productivity
ATS is committed to providing world-class factory maintenance services to reduce unplanned equipment downtime. By using predictive maintenance and inspection tasks as part of a comprehensive factory maintenance strategy, the integrity and reliability of the equipment can be extended. Increase in equipment uptime leads to an increase in revenue. Reducing or preventing the incidents of undesirable equipment failure leads to a reduction in necessary spare part inventory levels. At ATS, we are dedicated to increasing equipment reliability through factory maintenance, which in turn boosts productivity and the bottom line.
- Waste Reduction
One misaligned machine can spell trouble all they way down the line. And that can add up to mountains of scrap. But, with ATS performing production maintenance, you'll see a marked reduction in waste. Not only in your materials, but in your time too. In fact, it's not unusual for companies using ATS to see a 60% or better reduction of scrap in the first year.
And, ATS' practice of proactive maintenance can have a dramatic affect on your production - especially the quality of your production. But that's just for openers. Wait until you see what we can do for your OEE numbers. We've improved many of our customers' OEE numbers by 20%, and they're still climbing.
- Benefits of Outsourcing Maintenance
In order to improve the reliability of your production assets, it is essential that the maintenance organization is able to shift from reactive "fire fighting" maintenance, to a planned, proactive approach for factory maintenance management. Maintenance teams must become proficient at planning maintenance functions and diagnosing when equipment is about to fail. Maintenance management must become far more intellectual about predicting imminent failure and less focused on repairing it quickly after it fails.
That's why outsourcing production equipment to ATS makes sense. ATS is all about factory maintenance management. It's our core competency. And, we prove it everyday for our customers. With a motivated staff of highly skilled technicians and our maintenance management, We Make Factories Run Better.
Since ATS is a professional maintenance company, we provide a career path for maintenance workers. At ATS, we encourage mobility and exposure to our many manufacturers in order to increase our worker's skill base. The result: ATS delivers and is anxious to build careers on the success of our customers.
When you outsource factory maintenance management to ATS, you get more than just a team of technicians. With ATS' maintenance management, you get on-site leadership dedicated to safety, implementation of reliability programs, technology integration, reporting, Six Sigma methodologies, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) facilitation, Preventive Maintenance (PM) development and optimization, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), spare parts management and Computerized Maintenance and Management Software (CMMS) implementation.