Thinking out of the box by Vincent Gilli

In July 2009, a (very small) team under the sponsorship of Gérard Detourbet (Head of Logan program) consisting of Oskar Dauner (Engineering / co-project Leader), Marie-Laure Piednoir (Engineering), Jean- Marc Deroche (Logan program) and myself (Procurement / co-project Leader) (and a partner supplier – LG Francis (SK) Kim) presented the ULC project in EVP committee and revolutionized the multimedia in-car approach at Renault by applying the “Apple concept” of the user-friendly interface from a Design-to-cost standpoint. For an unbeatable cost, we carried out a scalable system with the first ever 7-inches touchscreen display in all car model ranges with a huge business impact. Innovation begins with “thinking out of the box” and breaking some rules.

COVID-19: Supply Chain contingency plan

Very valuable and informative insight from Lora Cecere about rethinking and reshaping your supply chain management during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis. With two very concrete actions (also initiated during Fukushima crisis by Automotive sector): establish a war room to monitor availability of supplies and potential burdens while interacting purposefully with suppliers (tier 1,2,3…) AND work immediately on your Supply chain design.