|Mission, Vision & Values
Anderson Trucking Service Inc.
A Strategic Leadership Team from ATS held several meetings over the last nine months, and has developed an updated Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Corporate Values for ATS. The Team, which was directed by Rollie Anderson, was made up of leadership from various disciplines within the Anderson Trucking family of companies. Members included Brent Anderson, Scott Anderson, Jake Wood, Gary Stang, Jeff Potthoff, Jason Netland, Scott Fuller and Mike Lakmann.
“This is an extremely valuable exercise to go through for any organization. What made it even more valuable to us was the timing. Given the current economy, it is so easy to get caught in narrow and short-term thinking. This process made us look long-term and to discover who we wanted to be, how we wanted to present ourselves, and what are some of the guiding principles we will use to achieve our goals.” - Gary Stang
The team first defined what a Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Corporate Values are, and then proceeded with a process of developing each for ATS.
“In the mission statement it is important to understand the emphasis of helping people, employees, contractors, customers, and stakeholders, to succeed.” - Scott Anderson
A Mission Statement captures an organization’s “reason for being” and guides decision making by describing “what we do”.
It is a short statement which can be easily remembered by all stakeholders.
ATS Mission Statement
Helping people succeed by delivering world-wide transportation solutions.
“Our Mission, Vision and Values are what OUR PEOPLE are all about – delivering transportation solutions with their driving force being stewards committed to excellence and integrity.” - Joe Goering
A Vision Statement expresses an organization’s goal and describes where we are going and what we are striving for.
ATS Vision Statement
To be the most sought-after transportation provider in the world.
Corporate Values are the timeless guiding principles, core values that we want to live by no matter how the world around us changes.
“ATS’s values guide us through our mission to the goal of our vision” - Brent Anderson
ATS Corporate Values
The ATS Mission and Vision Statements and the ATS Corporate Values will be launched throughout the company during the week of November 8 – 14, 2009.
“Taking the risk to Innovate provides the future, long term competitive edge.
- Rollie Anderson
“Many corporations have gone through the process of identifying corporate values…what sets us apart is that we truly believe our people deliver these values each and every day.” - Jeff Potthoff
“The ATS Mission and Vision statements reflect our international presence and our dedication to providing global logistics solutions.” - Jason Netland
“Establishing our mission, vision and values of the company provides the operating foundation for ATS.” - Rollie Anderson
“The vision statement can assist each employee and contractor to understand what ATS wants to be; thus it can be looked at by each employee and contractor as to how to perform.” - Scott Anderson
“Staying true to our corporate values is critical. That’s what makes us able to succeed, no matter what challenges we may face.” - Mike Lakmann
“We believe our most valuable asset is our people including both associates and customers. What I like is our mission statement reflects that core belief. “ - Jake Wood