We give Carte Blanche to Dominique Maisonneuve, who has been the Smart Industry Manager of the Electronics activity of LACROIX since 2017.
Together with him, we push back the limits of Industry 4.0. Through his feedback, he reviews the successes, technological experiments and areas for improvement from the company’s first years of Smart Industry. He also tells us about the promising partnership with Orange, and the paradox of a standardised electronics industry.
The exciting thing about Smart Industry is that a real trend is developing. I don’t know if you could call it a revolution, but in any case, we must be in it for the long haul.
If I had Carte Blanche, I would like to create a stronger link between the employees who work on Smart Industry and those who work on continuous improvement.
Dominique Maisonneuve defines Smart Industry as many different new technologies and experiments that are working towards a single purpose: improving our industrial performance. By offering new services to our customers and suppliers, the company is developing its competitiveness, and this contributes to an increase in overall performance.
After spending 3 years deploying our Smart Industry strategy, Dominique Maisonneuve notes that Smart Industry is set to last. He cites 3 main factors that explain this time frame:
Smart Industry allows us to experiment with a variety of things. In particular, Dominique Maisonneuve mentions:
A co-innovation partnership links LACROIX and Orange. The telecommunications company is experimenting with using 5G technology in an industrial setting, specifically, in the French electronic plant run by LACROIX.
We are very proud to be able to work with Orange. This is a great showcase for us, allowing us to take a position on tomorrow’s technologies.
A production engineer by training, he began his career in the automotive industry, at Magneti Marelli. In 2005, he joined the Electronics activity of LACROIX, where he led transfer projects between the French, Polish and Tunisian plants. In 2017, he took on the role of Smart Industry Manager, ensuring the deployment of the 4.0 programme throughout the company, supporting continuous improvement and encouraging the exploration of new technologies.
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In Carte Blanche, the LACROIX podcast that connects you to the electronics industry of the future, guests share their vision of the Smart Industry and the future of the industrial IoT, taking us behind the scenes of electronic design and production. They will share their own experiences and talk all about this 4.0 company.
What will the industry of the future look like? How can we support this major transformation? What are the key industrial challenges of tomorrow? All these questions will be answered by the employees of the Electronics activity of LACROIX, given Carte Blanche in this podcast.
In this new season, we are placing a special emphasis on our customers, our suppliers and our business ecosystem as a whole. You will also discover unexpected answers to a game of twenty questions…
The Carte Blanche format remains the same: engaged of employees of the Electronics activity of LACROIX who spend 7 minutes sharing their experiences.
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