Saturday 19th Aug 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Global supply chain role for Nissan’s Laydon

Car maker Nissan has appointed Anthony Laydon corporate vice-president for global supply chain management.

The move comes as part of a second phase of changes to the senior management of the company in recent months. Carlos Ghosn, Nissan president and chief executive officer said the aim is “to strengthen both our global and regional management teams”.

Hiroto Saikawa, executive vice president, purchasing and chairman of the management committee for Asia, Oceania and Japan is appointed concurrently chief competitive officer.

Manufacturing, supply chain management, R&D, and total customer satisfaction will now report to Saikawa.

All the changes take effect on 1st April.

In January, Trevor Mann, Nissan’s senior vice president supply chain management was appointed executive vice president and chairman of the management committee for the Africa Middle East India and European region.

Mann took on the global supply chain role in March last year after running Nissan’s car plant in Sunderland.

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