March 11, 2020 in the framework of the working visit to Zaporozhye plant "Zaporizhstal" was visited by the member of the Board of JSC "Ukrzaliznytsya" Frank buresh. General Director of "Zaporizhstal" Aleksandr Mironenko discussed with the delegation the prospects of cooperation in the field of rolling stock, exchange of experience on implementation of lean production tools.
Recall from 2017 in the framework of the program of modernization of the locomotive fleet "Zaporizhstal" performs the re-engine of the rolling stock of the enterprise. During this period, in partnership with the Zaporozhye and Nikolaev Teplovozoremontny plants remoteserver five series diesel locomotives TGM-4. For these purposes, "Zaporizhstal" steel works allocated more than 50 million hryvnia. The sixth locomotive was fully renovated with own resources of the enterprise, the works allocated UAH 7.4 million.
Project confirmed its efficiency: fuel consumption is reduced to 12%, the consumption of engine oil – up to 60%. By replacing the engine to a more modern, manufactured by Cummins (USA), significantly reduced the concentration of co and nitrogen oxide in the exhaust gases.
on the basis of the "Zaporizhstal" steel works held a round table on the functioning of the Integrated management system, implementation of lean production tools. Among the participants – representatives of "Ukrzaliznytsia", Lviv railway Lviv locomotive repair plant, others. The members of the delegation noted the high level of implementation of lean manufacturing practices at the plant.
Note, by the end of 2019 under the programme for operational improvements, the works has reached more than $ 36 million savings.