The team of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company won the all-Russian case-championship in production management Russia Lea Cup 2021.
The championship has been held by the Production Management Center (Moscow) since 2014 on the basis of business games developed at MSTU them. N.E. Bauman. Every year the leading enterprises of Russia and the CIS countries, as well as students of higher educational institutions, take part in the championship. As part of the Russia Lea Cup, participants take master classes on lean manufacturing tools. The participants apply the acquired knowledge and their experience in solving a real case of any company.
The UMMC team includes the heads of the company's enterprise development departments Grigory Pusenkov (Gaiskiy GOK), Vladimir Smirnov (Holding "Cable Alliance"), Pavel Semichastny (Siberia-Polymetals), Alexander Novikov (Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant) and Ilya Zhitin, Manager of the Transformation Director Service at UMMC, are the team captain.
This year, all participants solved the production case of Technonikol - a major manufacturer of building materials on the Russian market. The company decided to launch a new type of product. Is it necessary to build additional production sites for this or whether the current capacities are sufficient - this is the main question of the case. In addition, the participants had to help develop a production plan for each plant, find production losses and propose ways to eliminate them, develop options for increasing the timeliness of deliveries and the quality of suppliers' products.
The UMMC team defended their decision in front of the jury, which included experts in various fields. The teams were assessed according to several criteria: presentation of the solution, structure, quality of answers to questions, teamwork, etc. were taken into account. By all criteria, the UMMC team became a leader.
Ilya Zhitin, team captain, shared his impressions with the organizers of the Championship : “We were challenged to show that UMMC is among the best in the development of a system of continuous improvement. Our team took up this challenge and responded with honor. We plan to strengthen our positions and take on even more complex challenges. ”
The victory in Russia Lea Сup 2021 allowed us to once again emphasize the successful experience of developing the UMMC Business System in the professional community. As a result of the Championship, representatives of UMMC received an invitation to become speakers of the largest international summit "Smart Production Systems", which will be held next year in Sochi.