An engineer of the “TANEX-JAPAN CO.” branch paid a visit to OKB Gidropress JSC
On June 25, 2021, Naoto Tazuke, Chief Engineer of the company "Tanex-Japan Co." branch visited OKB Gidropress JSC, to hold consultations on the implementation of the Production System "Toyota" principles and monitoring the Rosatom Production System (RPS) development.
During the visit Naoto Tazuke together with representatives of Rosatom State Corporation and Atomenergomash JSC – Anton Shirokikh and Igor Chekmazov visited the mechanical shop and its blanking section of the enterprise.
Sergei Kozlov, the head of the machine shop and Artem Kuznetsov, the head of the blanking section made presentations. In their reports the following issues were discussed: a course of implementation of recommendations given earlier, procedure of launching materials into production, production control and arranging the flow during thermal operations. The participants of the meeting discussed in detail the implemented changes in the procedure of launching materials, transfer from the general stand of launching materials to the individual stand of launching for each machine. Particular attention was paid to the discussion of procedure of launch card circulation, production control, efficiency of logistic routes of billets motion.
Naoto Tazuke noted that the great amount of work was done since his last visit in October 2020. For example, additional fields for data recording were added to the launch cards: batch number, launch priorities and routing according to procedure. In the thermal section, the areas for temporary storage of billets were put in order: the storage areas were separated, and the readiness statuses for each batch of billets were visualized. Racks for temporary storage of billets to be moved to the workshop and racks for inter-operational storage of billets were properly separated.
As a result of the visit, recommendations were given for further improvements to be implemented by the next visit, scheduled for the late of 2021.