NPO Saturn’s Lean Projects honored with a diploma from the Second International Youth Industrial Forum ‘Engineers of the Future 2012’

August 2, 2012, Rybinsk — NPO Saturn’s Lean Projects have been honored with diplomas by the Second International Youth Industrial Forum ‘Engineers of the Future 2012’, held on July 19-30, 2012, on the shores of Lake Baikal at the initiative and with support from the Russian Engineering Union, the Irkutsk regional government, and state corporation Russian Technologies.

The Lean Projects competition was organized by OBORONPROM as part of the forum’s educational and business program. Saturn entered two projects into the competition.

The competition diploma for the ‘Best Potential Project’ was awarded to Saturn’s leading specialist on developing production systems, Olga Rudakova, for her work on the subject ‘Increasing the capacity of central control section for blade compressors’. This project envisages improving systems of section management by standardizing control operations, using ‘visual management’, ‘5S’, and other methods.

In the category ‘Potential leader in reforms’, the winner was Saturn’s specialist for developing production systems Tatyana Roslova, with her project ‘Increasing efficiency of high-performing equipment sections’. The basis of this project is developing systems to evaluate the efficiency of section work, organizing measures to improve work statistics, and implementing them.

According to Saturn’s deputy managing director for developing production systems, IlyaPautov, who was part of the judging committee of the forum’s Lean Projects competition, ‘the goal of participating in the competition is to exchange experience on developing production systems, and increasing the status and qualifications level of Saturn specialists engaged in lean manufacturing. The projects entered into this competition were implemented at Saturn this past spring, as part of the current 6 wave of reforms. This stage includes the implementation of six projects in four production chains/areas. The main goal of most of the projects in the new wave is to ensure a good rhythm of output for the SaM146 engine, of two per week."

NPO Saturnis an engine-building company specializing in the development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, military and civil marine vessels as well as for electrical generating and gas transport facilities. NPO Saturn is part of the management company United Engine Corporation.

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