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UEC-Saturn PJSC is raising the level of its employees' competence in Lean Production

Site news 14.09.2020

September 14, 2020, Rybinsk. – For the past few years over 2000 employees of UEC-Saturn (part of United Engine Corporation, a Rostec State Corporation company), from top managers to specialists, have participated in simulation training "The Factory of Processes". During the simulation training in September, 2020, new knowledge was acquired by representatives of the Chief Metrologist Division. Since 2014 "The Factory of Processes" has become an integral part of UEC-Saturn staff training in lean production principles and methodology, of the preparation and organization of production system development leaders' work.

"One can study theory endlessly, but not everybody succeeds in putting their knowledge to use, that is why training is needed to "touch", to understand how Lean Production principles work on the 'shop floor'. 'The Factory of Processes' is based on an example of automotive gasoline pump assembly. The training task is to build the process so that products could be released steadily: 20 pieces in 20 minutes. In practice, in 7 hours, the game shows how the assembly process can be improved and the customer's requirements met thanks to organizational changes. During the training the material resources stay the same, what is modified is the layout of assembly jigs, rules of cooperation between the players, their duties are reallocated. 90 percent of the groups that have received such training coped with that well," told us Ilya Kleimenov, Head of Production System Development Department, UEC-Saturn.

Through learning, project implementation, on-job training and experience exchange the number of employees who have skills and competences in Lean Production grows in the company every year. Currently 120 managers and specialists of UEC-Saturn are active leaders of production system transformations, 90 of them have the Lean Production qualification category "Green Belt", 30 people are qualified as a "Black Belt". Following the production system evaluation in 2018, the leadership development approach and the project-based approach applied by UEC-Saturn to production system transformations were considered to be the best practices of UEC and selected for translation to other companies of United Engine Corporation.

UEC-Saturn systematically works on production system development. The company intensively employs lean production methods and instruments to boost the efficiency of manufacturing and associated processes by detecting and then eliminating different types of losses. Altogether since November, 2009 – the starting point of introduction of lean technologies at UEC-Saturn - 144 improvement projects have been implemented and since 2015, when the automated improvement proposal system was put in place, UEC-Saturn people have made 8813 improvement proposals, 4057 of them are already applied.

PJSC "UEC-Saturn" is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels.
UEC-Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation.

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 engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation.

Rostec State Corporation is one of the biggest industrial companies in Russia. It includes over 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 regions of the country. The key areas of activity are aircraft industry, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials etc. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov Concern and others. Rostec is fully engaged in the implementation of 12 national projects. The company is a key supplier of Smart City technologies, it deals with the digitalization of state management, industry, social sectors, devises development plans for 5G wireless communication technologies, industrial Internet of Things, big data and block-chain systems. Rostec is a partner of the world's leading manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault etc. The corporation's products are delivered to more than 100 countries. Almost a third of the company's receipts comes from the export of high-tech products.

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