Renault Nissan Alliance merge 4 operations wef 1 April 2014

From 1st April 2014, Renault and Nissan will be converging four major business functions which will have a direct and positive impact on operational performance. These four business functions will include Engineering, Manufacturing and Chain Supply Management besides Purchasing and Human Resources.

By converging these operations, Renault and Nissan hope to achieve a minimum of €4.3 billion annual synergy goal by 2016. The plans for converging these four key operations have been finalized by management teams and company boards of both Renault and Nissan along with employee representatives.

Renault-Nissan-AllianceUnder this new scheme, Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, and Human Resources will be jointly managed by both auto majors and will be headed by a new Alliance Executive Vice President and new management committee which will oversee its effective implementation.

Converging these operations will have a direct and immediate impact on efficiency and ability of the company to deliver higher value vehicles to customers while also giving the companies a leading edge of innovation. This amalgamation of four key business functions is one of the newest steps in the 15 year evolution of Renault Nissan Alliance which came into effect on 27th March 1999.

Each of these four functions will be managed by new leaders.

Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Alliance Director of Platforms and Parts is the new Alliance Executive Vice President, Alliance Technology Development, and will be heading the new converged Alliance function.

Shohei Kimura, Nissan Corporate Vice President for Vehicle Production Engineering, has been appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management.

Christian Vandenhende, Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization will be new Alliance Executive Vice President, Alliance Purchasing.

Marie-Francoise Damesin, Renault Executive Vice President for Human Resources, is appointed Alliance Executive Vice President, Alliance Human Resources.

Greg Kelly, Nissan Senior Vice President of CEO Office and Global Human Resources has been appointed as Alliance Executive Vice President, Alliance Talent Management.