Russia has become an important player in the world economy in the recent years. It has made significant progress economically, thanks to the rich gas and oil resources. Now, Russia is planning to improve its competitiveness by banishing wastes from processes in industries and organizations. The first Russian Lean Forum was held in the city of Yekaterinburg in the industrial heart of Russia. More than 250 top managers from various industries participated in the forum to discuss the benefits and implementation of Lean Manufacturing.
Lean Manufacturing experts from the USA, Japan, Italy and Turkey have made presentations in the forum. OrgProm LLC, a Yekaterinburg-based company, was the main sponsor of the forum. The company believes that the forum will be an annual event in the city, as it is accessible to all parts of the country through a large railroad and air hub.
Present were representatives from such Russian and international companies, as the “GAZ Group” (automotive), Russian Aluminum (RUSAL), KUMZ (aluminum), EvrazHolding (steel), KAMAZ (heavy truck producer), VSMPO-AVISMA (titanium), ZMZ (car engines), URALMASH (machine building), Boeing, the European Bearing Corporation and many others.