MMK Works on Resource Management Customization

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, March 19, 2018. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) keeps working to improve its personalized energy savings system, with the employees’ personal accountability for efficient use of energy resources, MMK Information, PR & Advertising Department reports.

‘The goal is to improve the way we keep track of our resource spending and to introduce an efficiency competition. We embarked on this project as early as 2015, when costs analysis was carried out at our blast furnace department; we identified material and human resource control points and made an inventory of the said resources as well. As it happens, this is mostly fuel: coke coal, oxygen, and natural gas. Our blast furnace workers were informed about the ways this fuel could be saved during production process. We also introduced a system of premiums to stimulate savings,’ the Department says.

Blast furnace teams now compete on a regular basis to save more: their average per-shift fuel spending figures are used to keep scores. The first prize goes to the team with the best savings figures.

This strategy proved productive quite fast: the plant now saves up to 5% in economic needs-related spending every month.

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