Innovative development of the chemical industry was discussed at the International Industrial Marathon INNOPROM 2020.

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This year’s largest industrial event, the INNOPROM International Industrial Marathon, which annually brings together manufacturers from Europe, Asia and America, took place in an online format.

The marathon speakers were Denis Manturov, Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation; Evgeny Kuivashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region; Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric; Evgeny Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab; Klaus Helmrich, CEO of Siemens Digital Industries and others.

One of the most discussed topics is the innovative development of industrial companies and holdings through the introduction of breakthrough technologies and digital production management tools. This issue is particularly relevant for industries and enterprises where there are such points of growth as lack of information about the actual state of production, fragmentation of processes, losses in the supply chain, slow response to market changes and other difficulties that hinder production development and profit growth. The impact of the pandemic – supply disruptions and a decline in global business activity – is also affecting the production process today.

A separate session on Lean Production and Increasing Productivity at Chemical and Petrochemical Enterprises was organised by FGUP Khimvest Research and Development Centre of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The dialogue was attended by representatives of the industry enterprises (“Titan” Group, “Apatit”, “Gazprom Neft-SM” (OZSM), PJSC “AK VNZM”) and developers of IT-solutions, with the help of which the desired business effects are achieved (Sberbank, ITPS and Deloit CIS chemical industry leader). The session was moderated by Igor Lyashkov, Deputy Director of FGUP Khimvest Research and Development Centre of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. Participants of the session spoke about the need for integrated development of enterprises and the introduction of technologies for system analysis, which today can safely be called the production system of the chemical industry in Russia. Companies in the industry understand the importance of modern digital tools for processing and analysing large volumes of information, which allows them to avoid manual data entry, eliminate errors and duplication of information, ensure transparency and manageability of processes and data.

“Any modern chemical production is a complex technological environment, high requirements for environmental and occupational safety, as well as a huge amount of data that must not be simply recorded, but controlled and used to effectively manage the production process. Traditional methods and regulations no longer allow us to reach the required level of productivity, and it is impossible to “catch up” with the growing demands of the market and escape the influence of human factors. What is needed is a comprehensive intellectualisation of production – not just the introduction of digital tools, but the transition to effective asset management based on comprehensive real-time data analysis. Even simple things such as digital management of MRO, NSI, procurement, inventory control, financial flows, etc. are required. – already significantly reduces labour costs and downtime. The deeper digital tools are used, the more control levers and fewer risks are involved. The main thing here is to consolidate the interests of all participants in the process, to build a single model of interaction. We have all the technical capabilities and methodological basis for this,” said Leonid Tikhomirov, head of ITPS.

INNOPROM is the main industrial, commercial and export platform in Russia, which provides an opportunity to discuss the main problems of the industry at the highest level, as the guests of the event are often not only the top executives of the largest world corporations but also heads of state. This year’s business programme included 30 events in which more than 200 representatives of leading industrial companies from all over the world took part with a broadcast for 20,000 professionals.