On April 9, he unveiled his logistic strategic plan with a new concept: “Design for Logistic”. The idea is to take into account, starting at the design phase, the constraints linked to transport and storage.
Under Faivre-Duboz’ plan, 30 experts are dedicated to focusing on such details as how to fill trucks and most efficiently stock components. The potential for savings is significant, for transport and supply costs currently approach the cost of assembling the vehicles themselves.
In an interview with DrivingVisionNews, Faivre-Duboz said:
“With the Design to Logistic concept, we want to optimise the piling up of the components, with some eventual component modifications. We also want to optimise the container which receives the pieces and so improve the filling rate and lower costs. A central element of this strategy will be to work closely with Renault’s suppliers to get them on-side with the new strategies for transport and storage optimisation.”