ATS delivers projects from system design to full implementation, roll-out (globally if required) and final user acceptance with flexible training packages and 24/7 service level agreements. ATS frequently works closely with customers as a strategic partner and preferred supplier. Standardised project methodologies lead to efficient, repeatable implementations locally or globally. We have developed seven business activities specifically designed to support the full lifecycle of automation and IT systems.
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) connectivity is provided by ATS rather than ERP systems themselves. Using Commercially Off The Shelf (COTS) products ATS can create upgradeable, maintainable and configurable links from the MES and control layer to the information layer within an organisation's system architecture.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) & Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI)
Implementing MES and EMI requires a thorough understanding of the business process and expertise in the technical solutions required to design, implement and support the system. An MES project needs to be viewed from a complete lifecycle perspective so that it can be easily maintained by the customer. The ATS methodology applies Commercially Off The Shelf product solutions leading to efficient, repeatable implementations. Many of our local and global customers must implement MES or EMI in existing plants with an existing information architecture. ATS's step by step collaborative approach ensures continuous improvement.
MES or EMI projects are designed to deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. ATS commits to collecting data once, verifying it once, storing the data and then presenting it as information. Using information for improved decision making delivers immediate return on investment.
Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Overall Equipment Effectiveness and other techniques can be applied post implementation to deliver real financial benefit to your organisation. ATS's collaborative approach means that we deliver a technical solution for business benefit.
Our world-class customers in the Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Forest Products, Marine, Medical, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Pulp and Paper, Water and other industries are our best references. ATS MES/EMI implementations deliver some of the fastest payback periods of any IT project, and we can prove it.
Industrial and Process Control is a speciality of ATS. Control technologies include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Drives and Motion Control, embedded software, PC based real-time control, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Distributed Numerical Control (DNC) and Coordinated Measuring Machine software (CMM). Our professional engineers possess an intimate knowledge of these technologies and can implement projects involving solutions from various suppliers.
The ATS independent Solution Provider Profile is important when implementing hardware and software products from diverse suppliers. Connectivity is of crucial importance and the implementation team is supported by our software development and MES teams with centres of excellence in Australia, Europe, North America and Africa.
Network and Internet Installations
- Network servers supplied by different manufacturers
- Server operating systems: Novell, Windows NT, Windows 2000/2003
- Network clients: Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000/XP
- Network components like Routers, Hubs, Industrial Switches and Modems
- Internet connections: analogue, ISDN and cable
- Internet security
- Microsoft Exchange, IIS and Netware GroupWise E-mail systems
- Backup systems
- SQL Database applications
- UPS systems
- Remote connections between networks and users
- Network security
- Web site development
Service Level Agreements 24/7
Implementations require long term support and ATS maintenance and service level agreements offer an economic alternative to sustaining large in-house teams with specific expertise, only required on an occasional basis. Typical agreements cover both hardware and software installations. Users have different needs so we offer a variety of agreements all of which can be tailor made to our customer's requirements:
Guaranteed response times for both telephone support and on-site response
Cover in Australia, Europe, North America and Africa.
24/7 24/5 16/5 8/5
Special services offered by ATS include remote security monitoring with Host Intrusion Prevention Software (HIPS) and Remote Access troubleshooting.
General Projects Info ATSInt/09-02-2005