Our focus are "new frontiers" where robotics and AI are seldom applied. We believe that this represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people work, do business and live. Some of our current main projects include: the development of a paint robot, the development of a modular automated guided vehicle and the use of artificial intelligence in knowledge management and operations modeling.
As companies look for ways to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment, AI and robotic solutions can tremendously contribute to generating additional revenue with limited risk and cost. We believe the best way to create value for clients is not to invent solutions then push them. We rather focus on the most important aspect, which is listening thoughtfully to clients to identify their problem. We then turn to the pool of existing digital and robotic solutions that we use as bricks, complemented with specific R&D developments, to device the right one for clients. The risk of implementing such solution is lowered because most ingredients are tested and reliable. The result not only generates revenue, but also strategically bolsters customers brand in a substantive way.
We use questioning, observation, networking and experiment to achieve the best knowledge of the situation.
We use operational excellence, application innovations to define the future state. We do not look for incremental gains but rather the ones that will give a huge boost to business income and reduce cost.
Our target is to deliver the future operations quickly at minimum cost while ensuring exceptional quality. Our approach is characterized by 3 aspects:
Alain, a former MIT Scholar, has a dual experience in the automotive industry as an executive and expert (Peugeot, Goodyear and Faurecia) and in academia as a senior lecturer and researcher (MIT, CentraleSupléléc, HEC,..).
He started his career at Peugeot, holding several senior positions including that of the engineering of robotic body in white shops, digital factory and deployment of Lean. He then held various executive positions at Goodyear and Faurecia where, he initiated several automation projects, including the deployment of mobile robots in factories. Alain is a member of the high-profile committee of France’s Agence National de la Recherche that selects and funds projects in the field of Factory of the Future. He teaches at Ecole Centrale Paris, Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité and has given several seminars at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a visiting Scholar in 2004. He has authored several articles and books on automation and operational excellence. His work has received several recognitions including from prestigious Institute For Operations Research and Management Sciences. Alain holds Master degrees in Robotics (Ecoles des Mines) and Human automation with specialization in AI (Université Valenciennes), a PhD in Automation (Université Valenciennes) and an MBA (HEC Paris).
Spent the first half of his 22-year career experience in operational positions and the other half in a digital transformation consulting company.
After a first experience at IBM, he worked for PSA Peugeot Citroën on several projects of digital transformation mainly in supply chain where he developed and implemented several technologic solutions. In 2007, upon joining Sopra Steria Consulting, he led a team delivering revenue-generating digital businesses for clients. Among others activities, he implemented in clients’ warehouses numerous innovative solutions including voice recognition technology for part picking operations, which helped drastically reduce operational costs.
Head of Robotics
Head of Robotics
Head of System
CAD & System integrator