Commercial Partners

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Commercial Partners 2019

ATS Applied Tech Systems Ltd.

ATS Global is the independent solution provider for Smart Digital Transformation worldwide. We provide products and services for all three levels of the automation pyramid; control, execution and information. ATS is an innovative, strategic knowledge partner offering the following areas of expertise: Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES/MOM), Automation & IT, Quality Management, Lean & Six Sigma, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Application Packaging & Virtualization. Since our foundation in 1986, we have developed business activities specifically designed to support the full lifecycle of automation, quality and IT systems: ATS Support Services, ATS Consulting, ATS Projects, ATS Partners & Products, ATS Software Development, and ATS Training & Workshops.

Buck Consultants International

BCI Global

BCI Global (Buck Consultants International) is a global independent and unbiased consulting leader in manufacturing footprint optimization, supply chain design and location decision support. We support companies with:

  • Global manufacturing and supply chain footprint optimization
  • International location strategy and site selection for manufacturing plants, distribution centers, headquarters, support (shared services) centers, R&D centers, etc.
  • Incentives negotiations
  • Business case development to support major (dis)investment plans
  • Make-or-buy analyses

BCI Global has offices and experienced teams in the US (Bay Area, Los Angeles, Atlanta), Europe (London-UK; Frankfurt-Germany; Paris-France; Nijmegen & The Hague-the Netherlands), Shanghai-China and Singapore (focus on Asia & India). The firm employs 65 dedicated professionals.

Competitive Solutions Inc.

Competitive Solutions, Inc., (CSI) is an international consulting/software firm serving fortune 500 companies around the globe since 1991. Our transformation platforms of Process Based Leadership® (PBL), PBL ScoreCard®, and Leadership GPS®, have been the solutions of choice in Alcon, Lockheed, Abbott, DOD, Pfizer, Harley Davidson, Roche, Kroger, 3M, Kellogg’s and Gilead. CSI’s proven capabilities around Colleague Engagement, Robust and Sustainable Metrics that Matter, Visible and Personal Accountability Systems, and Communication Cadences that actually move the business forward, have made us the consulting partner of choice in the Manufacturing Industries. Our simple and sustainable turnkey solutions, leave nothing to chance and provide even the most advanced organization ideas and suggestions for simplification, continuous improvement and most importantly, bottom line impact.

Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of trusted roofing and building envelope solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone Building Products meets individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall and lining solutions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and exceptional warranty protection. Products include commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners, geomembranes and silicone and acrylic liquid coatings. Firestone Building Products is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Performance Solutions by Milliken

Operational Excellence & Safety Consulting
Performance Solutions by Milliken brings a unique, Practitioner-based value proposition to its clients and has built an enviable record of helping companies achieve substantial and sustainable improvements in their operations and safety excellence efforts. This approach, built on the foundation of lessons learned while Milliken & Company created and implemented its own world-class performance system, helps client organizations engage and empower their associates by working side-by-side to establish a culture of continuous improvement and drive breakthrough operations impact. Performance Solutions currently serve companies in more than 100 operating locations in 28 countries across a wide range of industry sectors.


Since our clients do not keep sufficient turnaround, restructuring, or operational crisis management experts on staff, needs arise and we can provide that required external support.We deliver results at critical times: we manage and control the impact of plant closures and ease the burdens associated with consolidations and technology transfers, all while protecting supply to your customers in order to maintain business continuity.

Our team have all held senior positions in industry, giving us a unique perspective on our client’s complex projects. We will apply “lean” principles to the challenges facing our clients to deliver effective solutions and integrate client personnel into the project team to improve long-term results.

Finally, we understand that accountability is key and there is often an expectation for shared risk. We have built our services around the principle of accountability. If appropriate, we align our interests with our clients by putting our professional fees at risk based on an agreed risk reward structure.