France – Created jointly with Renault Consulting the new school has been established to provide training in Lean Manufacturing for the group’s senior executives and plant mangers. The school will also be open to Renault Consulting clients outside of the group. Part of the company’s Global Training Centre at the Flins plant, a feature of the lean manufacturing school is that teaching will be done through a hands-on approach that Renault says will encourage the sharing and mutual development of best practices. 
The training will focus on: Management of work flow processes; management of the reliability and flexibility of resources; management of quality and day-to-day operations. Jose-Vicente de Los Mozos, executive vice president, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, in the Renault group, says: “The opening of a lean manufacturing school, the first in the Renault group, marks a step forward in our command of the production system by creating the ability to transmit skills to achieve excellence outside of the Group. It also illustrates our aim of maintaining and developing these skills within the company to boost the performance of our manufacturing facilities".