MMK Saves RUB 453.6m Through Improvement Proposals

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, February 19, 2019. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) expert committees looked into 5,792 improvement proposals submitted by workers last year; 3,872 proposals (66.8%) got accepted as expedient and were scheduled for introduction. Most of these proposals have to do with job safety, industrial safety, energy efficiency, and resource saving.

According to MMK’s Information & PR Department, the company went through with 2,579 proposals last year and saved RUB 453.6 million. The plant’s Blast Furnace Department saved the most: RUB 124.1 million. The Heavy Plate Department saved RUB 55.2 million, Air-&-Steam Power Plant saved RUB 50.6 million, and the Logistics Department saved RUB 5.4 million.

The plant also coordinated two annual production improvement contests in 2018. Fifteen workers in the under-30 age group won prizes as MMK’s Best Young Inventor. There were also winners in MMK’s Best Improvement Proposal Contest, with prizes in Job & Industrial Safety, Resource Saving, and Energy Saving.

What is more, MMK holds Best Idea Contests at its departments every three months, which helps deal with pressing issues.


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