UMPO presents preliminary results of production system evaluation

On October 21-23, 2013, at UMPO JSC, there was the traditional evaluation of production systems, held annually at all United Engine Corporation companies. According to preliminary calculations, the growth in the indicator of the level of development in UMPO’s production systems increased by about 6.5% in comparison with the previous year, and amounted to about 80%.

The evaluation group was led by the head of the department for development of production systems at UEC JSC Vladimir Chelpanov, and the committee also included representatives from UEC and two of its companies, Chernyshev Moscow Machine-Building Enterprise and JSC Saturn-Gas Turbines. This year the corporation determined four companies using the best practices of lean production. In addition to UMPO, the list of leaders includes PMZ OJSC, NPO Saturn OJSC, and JSC Saturn-Gas Turbines.

“In terms of particular successes, UMPO can point to the improvement of its systems of quality management thanks to implementing the 6 sigm systems”, said V.V. Chalpanov. “Another achievement this year was the implementation of the new ‘key to perfection’, proposing a systematic approach to teamwork, small working groups, and ‘quality circles’.”

“The results of the evaluation show that the main principles of lean production are going at a good rate in our organization,” said UMPO managing director Aleksandr Artyukhov. “And all the comments that came up in the course of the evaluation procedure, we consider to be fair and we will work on them.”

By the end of the year evaluations on the production systems will be carried out at a further four UEC companies, after which there will be an analysis of the results of lean production on the whole throughout the corporation.

JSC Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UMPO) is one of the largest producers of aviation engines in Russia. Its turnover in 2012 was 25,4225 billion rubles. Its primary areas of business are the production, service, and repair of turbo-jet aviation engines and gas turbine units, as well as production and repair of helicopter technology units. UMPO is a part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OJSC OPK OBORONPROM handling engine-building assets. The Association is a part of the Russian Engineering Workers Guild, which Bashkortostan regional branch is headed by A.V. Artyukhov, Managing Director of JSC UMPO.

JSC United Engine Corporation Managing Company is a subsidiary of OJSC OPK OBORONPROM. UEC combines more than 85% of leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and servicing of gas turbine technology, as well as key companies in the parts industry. One of UEC’s priority areas is implementing comprehensive programs to develop companies in the field using new technologies that meet international standards.

OJSC United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is a part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters JSC), engine-building (UEC Holding), and other assets.