Interview Francesca Gamboni

Inspired-Search | 11 May 2020

Inspired-Search’ Managing Director Oskar Verkamman spoke with Francesca Gamboni, senior vice president supply chain, of the Groupe PSA, the manufacturer of Citroën, Peugeot, DS, Opel and Vauxhall cars. European car manufacturers face the biggest change since car manufacturing began. The commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and at the same time meet the unknown mobility requirements of tomorrow’s customers is complex and uncertain. The industry that employs millions of people and invests billions of euros is in transformation and the race to develop new fleets of sustainably powered vehicles is on. “All in all, that makes it very exciting,” says Francesca Gamboni. As part of their transformation, they use artificial intelligence and block chain and have put demand planning in their supply chain and implemented Sales & Operations Planning. In an industry that is a bastion of male dominance Francesca Gamboni stands out, not only for being female but in her call for fellow supply chain professionals to take responsibility and lead the way in driving sustainable supply chains.

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Interview conducted by Oskar Verkamman and Martijn Lofvers, written by Helen Armstrong.
Photography: Ton Zonneveld.

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