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In its annual ranking of the top global outsourcing companies, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), named Peoria, Ill.-based Advanced Technology Services (ATS) among the top providers in three key categories for the second year in a row.
ATS, an industry leader in managed production equipment maintenance, ranked among the top 25 rising stars and was named one of the five best companies in the automotive category and among the top 20 leaders in discrete manufacturing services.
“Our commitment to make factories run better directly reflects our core values as well as our dedication to and partnerships with our customers,” said ATS president Jeffrey Owens.
Among the criteria that put ATS ahead of its contenders was its customer-focused, continuous improvement culture that utilizes employee involvement and the technical tools of quality. These practices help ATS provide measurable results to its customers by reducing cost to produce products, improving manufacturing focus and conquering the internal resource limitations.
“In today's changing global economy, asset utilization management, performance and reliability take on an increasingly important role,” said Owens. “In both expanding and contracting economies, ATS value proposition delivers meaningful advantages to our customers. We give manufacturers the flexibility they need to operate at lower levels or ramp up rapidly as production demand changes.”
2010 marked the fifth annual ranking of the world’s best outsourcing service providers by the IAOP. Companies who submitted applications were ranked according to 18 criteria including revenue growth, customer references, management capabilities, demonstrated competencies, number of employees and the skills and training of their workforce. The applications were reviewed and scored by a panel of independent judges, all industry experts that use outsourcing services.
“The Global Outsourcing 100 is a very prestigious award” said Owens. “We are proud to be recognized on an international level for the second connective year by the IAOP for our services in the automotive and manufacturing industries.”
About Advanced Technology Services
ATS makes factories run better. Advanced Technology Services (ATS) improves the productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected manufacturers through the managed services of production equipment maintenance, information technology and spare parts repair. Born out of the need for American manufacturers to remain competitive in a fast changing global economy, ATS is the recognized leader in outsourced production equipment maintenance. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, Ill., with offices and services centers located in Greenville, S.C.; Chicago; Detroit; Monterrey, Mexico; Puerto Rico; the United Kingdom; and China.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is a global membership-based organization shaping the future of outsourcing as a management practice, as a profession, and as an industry. Its members are line and staff, executives and managers, with the vision and expertise it takes to design, implement, and manage their company's global corporate ecosystem. This new breed of outsourcing professional enhances their company's success and their own careers by taking advantage of a wide-array of association services including networking, research, training and certification.