Renault Group

Leveraging automation to power a revolutionary new automotive control tower

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Renault Group is at the forefront of a mobility that is reinventing itself. Strengthened by its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and its unique expertise in electrification, Renault Group comprises 4 complementary brands - Renault, Dacia, Alpine and Mobilize - offering sustainable and innovative mobility solutions to its customers. Established in more than 130 countries, the Group has sold 2.1 million vehicles in 2022. It employs nearly 111,000 people who embody its Purpose every day, so that mobility brings people closer. Ready to pursue challenges both on the road and in competition, Renault Group is committed to an ambitious transformation that will generate value. This is centred on the development of new technologies and services, and a new range of even more competitive, balanced and electrified vehicles. In line with environmental challenges, the Group’s ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040.

“Our Control Tower, underpinned by Google AI and powered by Shippeo’s visibility data, is an innovative application of Transportation Process Automation™. It is helping us be more efficient, cost-effective and provide more consistent service levels for our customers with timely predictions and just-in-time recommendations to mitigate such disruptions. We have reduced expedites, line stops, and unfinished vehicles by 50% since implementing the control tower, which equates to €260m in inventory savings as well as millions more in unanticipated costs. It also dramatically reduces stress levels for our staff, and takes away the anxiety around making a wrong decision.”

Jean-François Salles
Global VP Supply Chain

Complex chain, colossal challenges

The sheer scale and complexity of the automotive giant’s supply chain has resulted in several key operational challenges impacting output efficiency and cost. The lack of end-to-end supply chain transportation visibility results in a lot of manual work for workers, which lowers overall productivity. This includes having to manually locate the geo-position of transportation, manually collect dwell times and coordinate dock scheduling using spreadsheets. In addition, Renault faced extra costs due to this lack of visibility, caused by expensive urgent expedited deliveries due to late or missed loadings, the lack of visibility over spot orders and delivery/loading times not being respected by scheduled flows. Finally, the lack of visibility made litigations and carrier performance difficult to deal with, as Renault lacked objective historic data to ensure all expenses were justified and payments fair.

Visibility the key to collaboration

Renault Group partnered with Shippeo and Google to build a revolutionary new Supply Chain Control Tower, the first of its kind, developed to meet the specific demands of the automotive industry. The Control Tower helps Renault Group manage their inbound logistics across their 34 plants worldwide, and is an example of how Shippeo’s real-time visibility data empowers new ways of anticipating and mitigating risks on a collaborative platform. 

Leveraging Shippeo’s real-time transportation visibility platform and TPA-enabled workflows, the Renault Control Tower leverages TPA™ to mitigate the disruption in two steps. First, for all the parts that are being transported, the system produces alerts if their estimated time of arrival is forecasted to happen after the parts shortage date and time in the plant. Second, the platform uses advanced AI and orchestration intelligence to recommend next best actions, with estimated cost data to help the users make the best decision to keep production lines moving.

Serious savings

Shippeo’s real-time visibility and TPA™-enabled workflows have helped Renault increase the service level of transportation from suppliers to its plants, while also enhancing safety and increasing collaboration with its partners. In addition, the company reports that the implementation of the Supply Chain Control Tower has significantly reduced expedites, line stops, and unfinished vehicles.. Following the success of the project, Renault Group is currently planning to extend this visibility across outbound operations, including maritime and rail.

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The size and complexity of the supply chain pose challenges, impacting both cost and productivity..


Real-time transportation visibility and TPA™-enabled workflows cuts down on costly manual work and unnecessary costs.

Key Metrics

  • Reduce costs (mainly components shortages that leads to plant shutdown)
  • Increase efficiency
  • Boost service to plants and suppliers
  • Enhance safety
  • Increase collaboration with partners

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