“Processes Factory” to train Lean Production Methods set up at MiG Corp. Aircraft Plant in Nizhny Novgorod

Today on 24th of January 2019 at Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Plant “Sokol”, the subsidiary of JSC “RAC “MiG”, the second in the aircraft industry LEAN-laboratory for training of lean production methods was officially opened .  The Vice Governor, First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Nizhny Novgorod Region Evgeny Lyulin and Executive Director of JSC “RAC “MiG” Alexey Beskibalov took part in the event. They also visited a number of workshops where the up-to-date industrial system had been already implemented.
“We do see that the Plant has been actively implementing  the lean production both in workshops and in the Administration offices, – stated Evgeny Lyulin. – Chiefs of divisions and workshops were trained first on the ground of the “processes factory” opened today. Managing staff should understand the principles of the lean production and to spread them all over the plant”. He described the perspective of the project and expressed opinion that trainings of the lean production principles would be useful not only for the employees of JSC “RAC “MiG” but also for representatives of other region enterprises. “We shall ask the Management of the Plant to give seminars not only to the employees of the Plant but also to the representatives of other enterprises”, – summarized Evgeny Lyulin.
Executive Director of JSC “RAC “MiG” focused attention on the economic efficiency of the running project. He emphasized that today 5S system is implemented for more than 70% of JSC “RAC “MiG”. “At the end of 2018 the lean production implementation effect was more than 30 million rubles, – said Alexey Beskibalov. – In 2019 these figures are planned to be increased up to 50 million roubles. Furthermore, we see that people start to show initiative, and they change their approaches to resolving daily tasks, and that have effect on our economic performance”.
LEAN-laboratory is an enterprise in miniature where the main stages of the production cycle are represented in one room. The processes factory gives opportunity to simulate and try in action the interaction between manufacturing and office services, revealing shortfalls in their work and demonstrate the optimal ways of daily tasks solution. Nowadays specialists’ training at such “factories” has been implemented in leading industrial companies and is widely used in the field of the atomic energy. The first “MiG” LEAN-laboratory was opened in May 2018 on the territory of LAF named after Voronin, the branch of JSC “RAC “MiG”. 
At present the core competence  of “Sokol” Aircraft Company is development, manufacture, flight tests, maintenance, repair and upgrade of the aviation equipment.
Company Information:
JSC “Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG” (incorporated into PJSC “UAC”, SC “Rostec”) is a complete cycle enterprise, which performs development, production, post-sales support and upgrade of aircraft systems, pilots and technicians training. Product range of the Company includes the newest MiG-35 multirole fighter, family of MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 fighters, MiG-31BM fighter-interceptor and training systems. Today engineers of RAC “MiG” are deeply involved in design of new generation aviation systems both manned and unmanned.

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