Country for PR: United Kingdom
Contributor: PR Newswire Europe
Thursday, September 14 2017 - 00:10
AsiaNet
Renault-Nissan Alliance Senior Management Appointments
PARIS and YOKOHAMA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

 - John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management 
and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. is appointed head of Alliance 
Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management.

 - John Martin replaces Jérôme Olive, who has asked to be relieved from 
operational duties for personal reasons. He will be leading a mission to 
establish an Alliance Institute.

 - Appointments are effective October 1st, 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance today announced that John Martin has been appointed 
Alliance executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering & Supply 
Chain Management, effective October 1st.  He will report to Thierry Bolloré, 
Renault chief competitive officer and Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Nissan chief 
competitive officer. The Alliance converged manufacturing function covers 
global industrial strategy (including sourcing), production process 
engineering, production control and supply chain management.

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140130/666713-a )
     (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/555538/Jerome_Olive.jpg )
     (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/555539/John_Martin.jpg )

Martin, currently senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management 
and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. replaces Olive, who will be leading 
a mission to establish an Alliance Institute aiming at developing skills and 
mindsets necessary for the sustainable performance of the Alliance. Olive next 
assignment will be announced at a later time. For this mission, Olive will 
report his conclusions to Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan 
Alliance.

In his new position, Martin will be in charge of further accelerating 
integration within the function and increasing the synergies. The Alliance 
Manufacturing Engineering & Supply Chain Management function is one of four key 
converged functions. The others are Purchasing, Engineering and Human 
Resources, which were also set up on April 1, 2014.

The converged functions were created to accelerate efficiency and synergies 
across the Alliance. The value of annualized synergies realized by the 
Renault-Nissan Alliance rose to €5 billion in 2016, up from €4.3 billion in 
2015. Converged operations in purchasing, engineering and manufacturing 
contributed most of the €700 million synergy improvement.

Biographies
John Martin is senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management 
and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc., a position to which he was 
appointed in January 2014. In this role, Martin reports to José Muñoz, chief 
performance officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America. 
Martin is responsible for managing all facets of Nissan's manufacturing 
operations in the U.S.A. and Mexico, including all supply chain and purchasing 
operations.

Martin joined Nissan Manufacturing U.K. Ltd. in 1991 as a senior controller, 
Production Control.   

http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/news/7345 

SOURCE: Renault-Nissan Alliance