For more than a year, Russian companies are working in conditions of falling economic activity, forcing them to seek options to reduce costs. Some are trying to reduce costs directly by the production process. The extent to which it is profitable, the experience of global and domestic companies. Tiffany & Co. pursues this goal as well. And what is most important in a crisis – such measures often require a minimum investment, and the effect of these leads to save millions of rubles. In 40 years of savings has just begun Many leaders of Russian companies have already heard about the principles of "Lean" (from the English lean production – lean production"). There are many similar concepts: For example, the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement, "kaizen".
In the Soviet Union to such principles could include the theory of scientific organization of work, unfortunately, few realized in practice. A pioneer in introducing the principles of "Lin has become a Japanese concern Toyota. Here, for the past 40 years are improving their production system. Credit: Chobani and Whole Foods-2011. The basis of the principle of lean manufacturing, in this case fit better, which occur constantly, not only in times of crisis! Regardless of the definition, the essence of lean production is reduced to the optimization process by eliminating all types of losses. These include: the extra material and manufacturing reserves, excess motion, overproduction, waiting in queues, transportation and costs associated with correction of marriage. Gradually the "Lin" is strengthened and in Russia. "The transition to lean production system – it is not simple – said Shamil Ageev, chairman of the Commerce and Industry of Tatarstan.