Site news 9.06.2015
June 9, 2015, Rybinsk. - On 9 June 2015, a formal presentation of certificates of achievement to the NPO Saturn employees having successfully completed “The Supply Chain Management” training course took place.
The supply chain management is a methodology which allows to optimize the management and decision making system at an industrial company. What sets this system apart is that it spans the entire chain of value creation starting from the suppliers going all the way to the final customers with constant monitoring and evaluation of the throughput of all the parties involved. The advantages offered by the supply chain management system to a modern enterprise are in the balancing of the production capacity with the sales opportunities which allows to minimize cost and satisfy the customer demand.
Since January 2013 NPO Saturn has been working on introducing the “Supply Chain Management implementation” project into its operating environment. In November, the first review of the Sales and Operations Plan took place in the company’s production direction, and specific actions were launched to manage production resources in the mid-term based on which the entire production direction started working from January 2014. By doing so, NPO Saturn has institutionalized one of the main mid-term management process elements as defined by the international APICS standards (The Association for Operations Management, a non-profit international educational organization implementing standardization and certification programs for the specialists in the field of operations management). The international professional community promotes the idea of making these standards obligatory for the participants of the supply chain in the aerospace industry.
“What guarantees business success to any company is the satisfaction of its customers, and this must be the constant preoccupation for all of us, this is an absolute must. Therefore, I would like very much that the knowledge that we have acquired in the course of this training be put to practice and yield tangible results, which will be our investment in Saturn’s future development,” - underscored Marina Kustova, NPO Saturn deputy CEO for strategy and innovative development.
The creation of the training program in question is the result of implementing the international agreements relevant to the creation of training programs for the center of training engineering and managerial personnel of UEC’s Commercial Engines Division on the premises of the learning institutions of the innovative territorial cluster Gas turbine machinery and power engineering located in the Yaroslavl Region. The agreements were co-signed by NPO Saturn, acting as the cluster coordinator, MGCM, and P.A. Solovev RSATU with the support of the Yaroslavl Regional government during the Moscow aerospace salon in August 2013 held in Zhukovskiy.
On 21 January 2014 training of the first groups of specialists representing the companies in the Yaroslavl Region’s innovative territorial cluster Gas turbine machinery and power engineering following the “High-tech production management” international educational program’s curriculum began. The first group of trainees was composed of the top managers and specialists of NPO Saturn and of a number of professors from the P.A. Solovev Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University, the cluster’s base university.
“The training program was attended by the total of 131 people. Out of whom 85 passed the exam in accordance with the international standards, while 37 people did excellent,” - commented Alexey Molchanyuk, NPO Saturn human resources director, the results of the training. “Those who did excellent had scored 75 points as a result of the final test administered by an independent body. And that paves solid foundation for their further career growth. We will be gradually introducing this indicator into the company’s personnel reserve training program.”
According to Dmitriy Ivanov, NPO Saturn innovative development director “first of all, the knowledge at the international level of the Supply Chain Management standards will be one of the factors without which an employee will not be able to grow in the production direction. Secondly, the company has already grown its first coaches who are starting to spread the new competencies onto the other companies in the cluster. We are beginning to align the management of the supply chain not only within our company; we are also integrating our subsidiaries actively participating in the commodities circulation into this supply chain. And, thirdly, over the past year we’ve had not only the training part but some concrete working projects which in the end led to the creation of new instructions and company standards. At the moment these documents are at their final validation stage and will soon be implemented into the company’s daily operations.”
The training program is based on the standards of APICS, an international non-profit educational organization. The theoretical part of the training is ensured by MGCM whereas the practical and project-execution part is carried out in the workshops of NPO Saturn with the participation of the specialists from Snecma (France). Thus, the employees from different companies in the Commercial Engines Division of United Engine Corporation and those in the innovative territorial cluster acquire not only theoretical knowledge of how to manage the supply chain in the aerospace world, but also the best, non-formalized practices of Snecma (Safran Group), one of the world’s best jet engine manufacturers.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production, and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships, and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, an all-Russian public organization.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial Engines Division, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC), and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production, and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry, and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 158.9 billion.
The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing, and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today, it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings, as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.
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