Lean in Russia, Part 1
Thanks to the global reach of the internet, I have a new correspondent for the Lean Blog in Russia. We have exchanged some emails and we now have a Q&A series that I will post here.
My correspondent is Slava Boltrukevich. He is the head of the Production Management Department at the Institute for Complex Strategic Studies, the leading publisher of Lean books in Russian (and the website is in Russian). Slava is also an assistant professor, teaching Lean in the Graduate School of Business Administration of Moscow State University, the only Business school in that has an MBA program with a focus on production management (MBA-Production Systems). He is also working to create the first Russian-language blog about Lean.
Our first exchange:
- They have no choice as they are confronted with foreign competitors since they are global players;
- They have resources (for consultants, getting knowledge abroad).
Auto makers (GAZ, Severstal, VAZ) and metal producers are leading on the list of the companies that practice TPS.
Thanks to Slava for his input. Stay tuned for more Q&A in this series. Click on the “Russia” link below for the entire series of posts, as they are published.