Ecosystem of Business Councils // The White House Prepares to Digitize the Struggle for Labor Productivity

The White House is preparing to launch a digital ecosystem for increasing labor productivity in enterprises – we are talking about technologies for analyzing production processes to form targeted recommendations for business development. Enterprises will also be able to create their own digital twins to evaluate management decisions without compromising actual production. The technologies will first of all become available to the participants of the profile national project, the rest of the companies will be able to get solutions on a paid basis, which will provide the system with self-sufficiency. Business digitalization should ensure productivity growth up to the 20% envisaged by the national project – even basic optimization of production processes has already made it possible to increase production at enterprises by an average of one and a half times and reduce costs by a third.

In the fall, the White House intends to launch a digital ecosystem for increasing labor productivity for companies participating in a specialized national project, according to Kommersant, a meeting on the topic was held last week by First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov. It is assumed that at the first stage, 100 enterprises will be able to join the digital ecosystem, which, after diagnosing production and assessing digital maturity, will receive targeted recommendations for increasing productivity. Ecosystem participants will be able to create a “digital twin” of the enterprise to identify vulnerabilities and assess the prospects for change without risky experiments in real production.

The national project requires an increase in the productivity of the Russian economy by 20% by 2024. The work is carried out in two directions – systemic support for companies is concentrated in the Ministry of Economy (financial incentives, deregulation, export support, training system), and targeted support – in federal and regional centers of competence (FCC and RCC). They develop methods to increase productivity, introduce companies to lean manufacturing tools, etc. These methods do not imply deep technologization and digitalization of business, but have already made it possible to achieve an average growth of companies’ output by 46% and reduce costs by 35%.

As explained in the Ministry of Economy, the work of the centers of excellence will remain the core of the national project, while their methods will be applied in the ecosystem. It is expected that by 2024 5 thousand companies with revenues of 400 million rubles or more will join it. of the five basic non-resource sectors – transport, construction, trade, processing and agriculture (the criteria are provided for by the national project). In total, they will be able to use 8 thousand services, the Ministry of Economy explains.

According to First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov, if an enterprise does not meet the criteria, it will be able to enter the ecosystem and use its digital services at its own expense. De facto, paid services will allow the system to become self-sufficient (the instruction to form a plan until 2024 has already been given). Until 2024, 3.2 billion rubles are provided for the creation and operation of the ecosystem. Also, the government will approve subsidies for its operator – ANO Digital Productivity Technologies.

The number of services will gradually increase: by the end of the year, at least 25 solutions will appear for situations that a business may face. After synchronization of the ecosystem with the GIS “Industry”, companies will have access to, for example, the “Digital passport of the enterprise” – after analyzing the company’s IT landscape, the service will issue recommendations for digital development and the purchase of a set of solutions on the ecosystem’s trading platform. The Ministry of Economy draws attention to the fact that if, based on the results of diagnostics, a company needs to implement an expensive system (development of an existing ERP system, PLM, etc.), the product is purchased independently. At the same time, services from third-party vendors will be available in the ecosystem on a paid basis – work is already underway to attract them.

According to the first deputy head of the Ministry of Economy, Andrey Ivanov, the task of the digital ecosystem is to work with the data of each individual enterprise to transform the management model, increase profitability and business flexibility in a rapidly changing market environment. “It is important that all this happens without creating its own computing power at the enterprise and without forming a huge staff for these purposes,” the Ministry of Economy adds. However, such openness of data raises concerns among a part of the market. “There is a fear that competitors will take advantage of the information,” explains Sergei Mytenkov, vice president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, admitting that it is impossible to implement breakthrough technologies for real growth alone due to the need for huge investments. In addition, productivity improvement systems are already being used by overseas companies. “The ecosystem must identify weaknesses in production and adjust the production process. We hope that this will solve the problem of the low productivity of the Russian economy, ”he says. The head of the relevant department of the department, Alexander Molodtsov, in response to concerns, assures that the system is not intended to collect information from enterprises for the state, but is necessary for business. “We will put special emphasis on data security, the best solutions will be used,” the official promised.

Diana Galieva

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