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  • Groupe PSA report part 3: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    March 31, 2017

      PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021 Francesca Gamboni seems an excellent senior management fit at Carlos Tavares’s re-energised PSA. Tavares, himself Portuguese and a long-time Renault executive, also wanted to …

  • Groupe PSA report part 2: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    March 31, 2017

    PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance When Francesca Gamboni joined Groupe PSA last June, she was not new to the car sector, …

  • Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    March 31, 2017

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni Even before it confirmed that it would acquire Opel/Vauxhall from General Motors, Groupe PSA had surprised many industry observers with the speed …

  • Under PSA, Brexit and imported parts could put Vauxhall plants at risk

    March 7, 2017

    The long-term fate of Vauxhall post-Brexit, and as a part of French carmaker PSA Group, has become less clear because of uncertainties over how trade barriers could impact its supply chain and its role in the combined PSA-Opel production network. PSA’s €1.3 billion ($1.47 billion) acquisition from GM agreed this week of Opel and Vauxhall’s …

  • PSA touts European scale and supply chain synergy in Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

    March 7, 2017

    PSA Group and General Motors (GM) have come to an agreement over the sale of the latter’s European business, specifically the Opel and Vauxhall brands, with the total price coming in at €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), including a €900m deal for the financing division. The deal, which is expected to close by the fourth quarter of this …

  • PSA talks with labour and governments over Opel deal

    February 22, 2017

    Senior management officials within PSA Group have made a number of commitments regarding jobs and plants in meetings with Opel stakeholders this week in Germany and the UK – promises that could impact the future shape of a combined PSA-Opel supply chain across Europe. Last week, PSA Group confirmed it might acquire Opel/Vauxhall, leading to some …