Our ATS Business Model (ABM)

A decentralized corporation with common purpose, approach and values aligned through the ATS Business Model. ATS is a diverse, multifaceted organization that stresses the value of innovation. But there is a connective thread and clarity of purpose at our core — the ATS Business Model (ABM). Introduced to ATS in 2017, the ABM is a powerful business management system that enables us to achieve our business through a process of disciplined, continuous improvement. The ABM provides our people with key problem-solving tools and a template for eliminating waste and driving process improvement in all areas of responsibility, regardless of function. It empowers personnel, improves customer satisfaction and enhances our returns.

ABM starts with our Core Values:  People, Process, Performance

People: Our Foundation

“The foundation of a great business is having great people. It follows, then, that working to develop, engage, empower and energize our people is both a core ATS value and the first of our three pillars, followed by process, and then performance, at the foundation of the ABM.” – Andrew Hider, CEO

We leverage our ABM to train, develop, engage, empower, and energize our people to make impactful changes in the organization. Our relentless focus on people is what continues to set ATS Automation apart as a great place to build a career. We have multiple ways to engage with our ABM including in-person and virtual training courses, facilitation support with problem solving and kaizen events, along with leadership development training to continuously build the best teams.

Process: A Culture of Continuous Improvement

“At its core, our ABM is our pursuit of continuous improvement in everything we do.  If we have a standard process, and we can measure that process, we are capable of driving sustainable improvements.”  – Jeremy Patten, VP ATS Business Model

We leverage the ABM Toolkit across all facets of the business: operations, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, information technology, and innovation in order to drive continuous improvement.  Our toolkit is focused on the customer and developing long-term shareholder value as we deploy ABM across three phases: Strengthen our Core; Deliver Growth; and Pursuit of Excellence.

Performance:  For Employees, Customers, and Shareholders

“After the Kaizen event, I am amazed at the results we delivered in just one week. Please keep driving the ABM throughout the business” – Production Team Leader, Cambridge Life Science Division

It is the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement, leveraging the skills and training from a great team, that will deliver world class performance for employees, customers, and shareholders.  This is more than just lean manufacturing – our ABM is who we are and how we do business, and it will continue to be our competitive advantage at ATS.