Introducing lean production instruments
In 2013 the number of structural subdivisions taking part in the Program of projects “Lean Production” almost doubled compared to 2012 (from 553 to 982 enterprises)
To make the transportation process more efficient the Company is implementing 272 inter functional projects on railway testing grounds. They are designed to improve the technology of subdivisions' operational activity in infrastructure, track and transportation management units.
Within the Program's framework the Company established 277 key working groups, considered 3,104 improvement projects and has already implemented 1,889 of them.
When implementing the projects the Company reviewed 2,187 operating procedures and standards of railway facilities maintenance.
In 2013 economic effect of the Program of projects “Lean Production” was more than RUB 560 million. The Company's Journal “Zheleznodorozhny Transport” conducted a prize competition among Russian Railways work collectives on the results of Program Implmentation.