Production logistics

Hardis Group helps Renault Group digitize its supply chain

Thirty production warehouses worldwide
Reflex WMS

Since 2018, we’ve built a fully fledged partnership with Hardis Group based on co-innovation and the inclusion, in Reflex WMS, of new features tailored to our specific priorities, such as graphic visualization of our production warehouses, sustainable management of despatch packaging, and more granular traceability so we can limit recall volumes should a problem arise.

Ludovic Doudard
General Manager Process Engineering Supply Chain, Renault Group

The project at a glance

Renault Group has been rolling out new digital technologies all along its supply chain in recent years. The car manufacturer is deploying Reflex WMS at all its plants, replacing a logistics system developed in-house as it aims to improve real-time management of its storage areas and resources, improve stock reliability and traceability, and automate some of its processes.

Context and objectives

Renault Group is one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, with makes including Renault, Nissan, Dacia, Lada, and Alpine. It employs close to 160,000 people in 39 countries.

Renault Group has been deploying new digital technologies all along its supply chain in recent years. The manufacturer has teamed up with Hardis Group to roll out a joint innovation and digitization program, spanning the supply chain for all its plants worldwide.

The solution

As part of the agreement, Renault Group has opted to replace a logistics management system developed in-house with Reflex WMS for Factory. After deploying the application at its MCA Maubeuge site, where it trials all new digital technologies, the group is steadily rolling it out across production warehouses at all its plants.

The company opted for Reflex mainly on account of its robust design and its support for real-time management of areas and resources (operators, mechanized and automated systems, and products to be supplied line-side). Renault’s team was also impressed by Hardis Group’s commitment to co-developing sector-specific features for industrial clients, with a particular focus on component and origin traceability.

The benefits
  • Performance gains of 10-15% in storage area and resource management
  • Real-time overview of stock and logistics flow data
  • Enhanced traceability at a time when the number of components contained in vehicles is on the rise
  • Reduced carbon footprint: sustainable management of despatch packaging, optimized filling of trucks and means of transport, sourcing from local suppliers based near production sites