Renault and Nissan to Converge Four Major Alliance Functions
AMSTERDAM, March 17, 2014
AMSTERDAM, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
*To achieve a minimum €4.3 billion annual syne
rgy goal, the Alliance is implementing convergence
plans in four key areas: Engineering,
Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, Purchasing,
and Human Resources.
*Converged business functions become official 1
April and are expected to have an immediate
positive effect on operational performance.
*Newly appointed Alliance Executive Vice Presidents
will take charge of increasing integration in
The Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced it will begin implementing
convergence initiatives in four key operational areas starting 1 April, with
the goal of achieving at least €4.3 billion in annualized synergies by 2016.
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Management teams and the boards of Renault and Nissan finalized the
convergence plans following consultations with employee representatives. The
Alliance initially launched convergence study projects in late January in four
key areas: Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, Purchasing,
and Human Resources.
Under the plan, these functions will be jointly managed by Renault and Nissan,
with a newly appointed Alliance Executive Vice President leading each
function, and a new management committee to oversee implementation.
"Convergence within these four key business functions will result in an
immediate increase in efficiency and leverage our size to achieve competitive
economies of scale," said Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. "The
synergies will then enable us to deliver higher-value vehicles to customers
and stay at the leading edge of innovation."
Four Converged Alliance Functions with New Leaders
*Engineering: Renault and Nissan will combine Common Module Family
engineering, advanced research, powertrain development (including electric
vehicles), systems engineering and testing facilities and services.
Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi , Alliance Director of Platforms and Parts, is
appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Alliance Technology
Development, for the new converged Alliance function.
*Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management:
The new Alliance converged manufacturing function will cover global
industrial strategy (including sourcing), production process engineering,
production control and supply chain management. Shohei Kimura ,
Nissan Corporate Vice President for Vehicle Production Engineering, is
appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering and
Supply Chain Management.
*Purchasing: Renault and Nissan have enjoyed an integrated purchasing
organization for more than a decade. But convergence of major engineering
and manufacturing activities will drive greater purchasing synergies and
more economies of scale. Christian Vandenhende, Managing Director of the
Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization, is appointed Alliance Executive
Vice President, Alliance Purchasing.
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