Dmitry Zemskov: We have become even more competitive in the market

Promomed 15 December 2021

«Biokhimik today is a more modern and highly productive enterprise than at the start of the program, one of the largest manufacturers of injectable dosage forms, the owner of a wide portfolio of drugs to combat COVID-19 and its complications, as well as one of the most attractive employers in the region, and the Labor Productivity project is one of contributors to all this,» said Dmitry Zemskov, Executive Director of the Biokhimik JSC owned by Promomed Group speaking at the conference «Industrial culture: a new model of sustainable development of the Moscow economy.»

At the end of 2018, Promomed, with Biokhimik plant as its production site, became one of participants in the priority national project «Increasing labor productivity and supporting employment.» It was further implementation of the company's investment strategy for the reconstruction and modernization of production.

During the six months of the project implementation, current production processes have been diagnosed, deviations and problems identified, processes mapped and algorithms created, the action plan to eliminate production losses was developed that included actions requiring no financial resources.  Within a year, production cycle time was shortened by 23%, production losses reduced by 65% and productivity increased by 25%.

These achievements have become an incentive for the further implementation of the lean manufacturing in other production areas. In particular, we achieved doubling of the productivity of the tablet and capsule production area, up to 420 million per year.

Participation in the project has become a guarantee of stability for each employee.

The production culture and working conditions have improved and ergonomic workplaces have been created. The company established the production system development department to increase awareness of time management and lean manufacturing. Most of the staff passed training, some have been certified as corporate trainers.

Dmitry Zemskov spoke about this and other details of the project implementation during a business conference «Industrial culture: a new model of sustainable development of the Moscow economy.» The event was attended by First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Andrei Ivanov, Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development of the City of Moscow Kirill Purtov, General Director of the autonomous non-profit organization «Federal Center of Competence in the Sphere of Labor Productivity» Nikolai Solomon, representatives of medium and large businesses. During the event, the participants shared their best practices in the field of increasing labor productivity and lean manufacturing.