Advanced Technology Services Joins the Manufacturing Leadership Council


We are proud to announce that Advanced Technology Services (ATS) is now a sponsor of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC). MLC is a member-driven, global business leadership network of more than 7,000 senior executives in the manufacturing industry committed to addressing Manufacturing 4.0 opportunities and challenges. ATS is a strong supporter of the MLC’s mission.

As a valued sponsor, ATS gains the ability to network with the Council’s visionary industry leaders and participate in executive debates, discussions, MLC events, plant tours, and more. The visibility and accessibility afforded by this partnership provides a unique opportunity for ATS to become more attuned to the needs of manufacturers, and more strategic in our industrial maintenance services and MRO asset management offerings.

Being pioneers in maintenance outsourcing, our pursuit of reliability, safety, productivity, and profitability for our customers has never wavered. The MLC relationship will heighten our appreciation of the challenges faced by discrete and process manufacturers of every size, type, and geographic location, helping us to further strengthen our service portfolio and proactively assist all manner of manufacturers in achieving their vision.

“ATS is proud to join this esteemed organization as a sponsor. It was a natural decision to partner with the MLC due to the strong correlation between its critical focus areas and how our technology-based and reliability-centered solutions can help. We look forward to actively participating in the MLC and value the ability to network and collaborate with its senior executives around crucial business matters such as factories of the future, transformative technologies in manufacturing, and the changing workforce. We believe this partnership will help to ensure our solutions remain timely, effective, and substantial.” – VP Marketing, Advanced technology services

Newfound insights into innovative ideas, plant successes, shared concerns, and pain points will enhance ATS’ ability to recognize and fill emerging manufacturing skill gaps, leverage the most impactful technologies and processes, and improve maintenance metrics, such as increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), mean time between failure (MTBF), and throughput while reducing unplanned downtime, mean time to repair (MTTR), and spare parts availability. Furthermore, MLC’s priorities are closely aligned with our own.

The need for trained talent with modern technical skills – a niche that ATS fills – is central to the following five Critical Issues for MLC in 2020:

  • Factories of the Future
  • Establishing Manufacturing 4.0 Cultures
  • Transformative Technologies in Manufacturing
  • Next-generation Manufacturing Leadership and the Changing Workforce
  • Manufacturing 4.0 Sustainability
“We warmly welcome the contributions and expertise of Advanced Technology Services. Their 35+ years of dedication to reliability-centered industrial maintenance and MRO services, using the latest technologies and best practices, is a quality strongly desired by manufacturers on the journey to Manufacturing 4.0 – and for those wanting to get started.” – David Van Engel, Manufacturing Leadership Council, Director of council development

The heightened demand for new digital skills coupled with challenges retaining legacy asset expertise are global phenomena that are increasingly solved by partnering with maintenance service providers such as ATS, Van Engel explains. The MLC also offers its sponsors a powerful opportunity to collaborate on dynamic, unanticipated events. For example, the timely COVID-19 Discussion Forum for Manufacturers has the collective community exchanging advice, information, and resources pertinent to the pandemic, such as labor and supply network disruptions and personal protection measures.

Check out ATS’ recent feature in the Manufacturing Leadership Journal.

Advanced Technology Services (ATS) is a leading global solutions provider with over three decades of proven experience in reliability-centered industrial maintenance and MRO services. Through our technically skilled workforce, standardized processes and smart technologies, ATS delivers reduced downtime, greater productivity and measurable results for many Fortune 500 process and discrete manufacturers across various industries. For more information about our service offerings, contact us today.