Uraltransmash considers lean production

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 23, 2015. Uraltransmash hosted a meeting of Ural Vagon Zavod Corporation’s member enterprises on launch of lean production.

According to the corporation’s press service, experts from Yekaterinburg, Rubtsovsk, Nizhniy Tagil, Tomsk, Chelyabinsk, and Kamensk Uralsky who supervise the introduction of the 5S system to their respective plants shared their experience and action plans. The principles of lean production have been integrated into the corporation’s member enterprises for a few years now, so there is certain experience to share, some results to look at, and some economic savings to calculate.

‘Every enterprise designated some pilot departments to introduce lean production principles. Uraltransmash, for example, chose its assembly and production facility PTK 850. The system is implemented in small steps, section by section, with help of workers, foremen, and facility heads. We look into causes of idle times and losses in order to eliminate those. The results of our efforts, especially their economic indicators, get assessed on a three-month basis, with the report publicly available. What we can see is an improved production culture, greater order, less time spent on looking for a specific tool, and fewer production losses,’ the press service says.


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