RNPORenault-Nissan Purchasing Organization
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For example, as to purchasing, at first Nissan learned Renault's know-how, then Renault began to learn from Nissan, and both work together as RNPO now.
As mentioned above, through RNPO, they achieved a successful cost reduction.
''The expansion of RNPO's scope consists in adding the purchase of machinery and equipment, logistics and additional vehicle parts,'' they said.
''In addition, RNPO's geographic responsibility will be expanded from Western Europe, Japan, North America to all areas where Renault or Nissan have industrial operations,'' they said.
RNPO, the first joint venture between the two automakers, was established in April 2001 with the aim of achieving the highest competitiveness of purchase quality, cost and delivery, and managing supplier relations on a worldwide basis.
ARNPO will take over the activities of Common Purchasing Organization (CPO), an equally-owned company established by RNPO and AVTOVAZ in September 2013 to manage purchases for the three companies' joint projects in Russia.
Purchasing of parts, equipment and tooling, as well as indirect purchasing, including services, for AVTOVAZ, Renault and Nissan; Supplier quality and development; Establishing unified RNPO procedures to select and improve the local supplier base in Russia to achieve international quality, cost, delivery, development and manufacturing standards, and to assist with Russia's continued integration into the global automobile market.
Yamauchi, currently Alliance Global Vice President, Purchasing & Deputy Managing Director of RNPO, will report toThierry Bollore, Chief Competitive Officer, Renault, and Hiroto Saikawa, Chief Competitive Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., in his new position.
Veronique Sarlat-Depotte, currently Alliance Global Director, Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization Body & Electrical, will succeed Yamauchi as Alliance Global Senior Vice President, Purchasing & Deputy Managing Director of RNPO. She will become a member of the Renault Management Committee and will report to Yamauchi.