Rosatom Brings Lean Manufacturing to the Southern Urals

UrBC, Chelyabinsk, November 1, 2019. A number of Chelyabinsk Region’s enterprises and social welfare organizations switched to Rosatom’s Lean Manufacturing standards this year, Southern Urals State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company (ChelTV) reports.

Six months ago, local transport operators started working in compliance with Rosatom’s standards. As a result, the time it takes to get a vehicle repaired went down by 50%, which means passengers don’t have to wait as long for their trams and trolley-buses to arrive.

‘We developed a set of so-called check lists for repair mechanics to go over every certain point in order to confirm a problem or lack thereof,’ says Director at OOO ChelyabGET Alexander Pavlyuchenko.

Then, a social service center for the elderly got set up in the area. Seniors can come there to play billiards or backgammon, take first-aid classes, or learn to sing. New technologies were used to make the center more accessible to the older generations:

‘We use QR codes targeted at the grownup children of the seniors in question. The codes can be used to access our website and download the application forms necessary for their parents to join in,’ says the social service center’s Director Irina Los.

Finally, a number of local businesses are operating under the 5S principles now as well. 5S stands for the following: ‘Sort, ‘Set In order, ‘Shine’, ‘Standardize’, ‘Sustain’. Rosatom’s five rules are meant to improve the businesses’ production culture.


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