• Entrepreneurial, results focused leader of teams, client engagements and business development with two decades of experience in global procurement and Real Estate services
• Works at all levels, including C-suite management and Boards, to develop and deliver meaningful change
• Specific expertise in rapid structural cost savings, corporate and indirect sourcing, procurement transformation and international BPO
• SVP and US Procurement Practice Leader with Argon & Co. Previous employers include Proxima Group and Nielsen
Yvan Salamon has spent over 20 years managing and being directly involved in projects to optimize operations performance (costs, cash flow), manufacturing, and logistics strategies in the Manufacturing and Retail sectors. Prior to founding the Argon Group, Yvan was a board member at Hays Logistics Group (Kuehne & Nagel), where he was responsible for methods and organization. Before that, he worked at CGC as Plant Manager and at Mars & Co in strategic consulting. Yvan is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France.
Fabrice Bonneau has more than 20 years’ experience in performance improvement (cost-cutting, inventory reduction, service improvement), and supply chain transformation projects, in the Manufacturing and Retail sectors. He has also managed operational strategy (supply chain governance and organization, service strategy, manufacturing and logistics blueprint) and IT blueprint projects. Prior to joining Argon & Co, Fabrice was a board member at Capgemini Consulting, where he was head of the Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail practice. Before that, he co-founded PEA Consulting. He is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France, and holds an “Aggrégation“ in Mathematics. He is also President of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France.
Aldric Vignon has, after nearly 20 years of experience, a unique know-how around Procurement transformation and the impact of the digital wave on Procurement organisation and on the suppliers’ network. Aldric has worked for many industries such as Automotive, Building & Construction, Aerospace, Defence, Services and B2B Distribution. On top of procurement levers – category strategy and management, supplier development, organisation agility, process redesign – Aldric has developed a strong expertise around the new procurement models introduced by the digital revolution. Before joining Argon & Co, Aldric was procurement & sourcing manager for SAGEM, then Business Manager at Masaï, a consultancy dedicated to cost improvement programmes, and was the head of the Procurement Improvement Practice of BravoSolution. Aldric is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique and from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées, France.
Bertrand Allard has 20 years’ experience in finance and support functions performance improvement. He has led many global transformation programs, mainly in Oil & Gas, Utilities, Services, Aerospace & Defense, and Telecommunications. His areas of expertise include shared services implementation and optimization, business process outsourcing, support functions transformation following acquisition or divestiture/carve-out, business process improvement of finance and administrative processes, and competitiveness programs with a focus on SG&A reduction and performance management. Before joining Argon & Co, Bertrand Allard was Vice-President at Capgemini Consulting where he led the Finance Transformation and Shared Services practice. Bertrand holds an MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.
Founded R&G France & Switzerland in 2004 after seven years of leadership positions at a global industrial company in Hungary, UK, France and Germany, and five years in the automotive and medical industries. Has in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma – Lean – Change – Accountability. Implemented capacity, service, lead-time, and productivity improvements in a wide range of industries, sites and countries.
With nearly 20 years’ experience of procurement transformation and competitive advantage projects in complex environments (including turnaround, reorganization, preparation for merger, integration), Christophe Durcudoy is a true specialist. Christophe has worked in a number of industries, including Aerospace, Defence, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, and Luxury Goods. His competitiveness strategy expertise covers procurement strategy, procurement cost-cutting plans, low-cost country development strategy, make or buy, organizational overhaul, and co-development with strategic suppliers. Before joining Argon & Co, Christophe was a Manager at Capgemini Consulting, where he consulted on procurement projects. He is as graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, France.
Cyril Capello has over 15 years’ experience in the transformation of support functions, with a focus on Finance. He led numerous reorganization projects for global as well as medium-sized companies from various industries such as Oil & Gas, Services, Aerospace & Defence, and Life Sciences. Cyril is an expert in several aspects of competitiveness and performance including SG&A optimization, organisation redesign, post merger integration, shared services, outsourcing, robotic process automation and process reengineering. Prior to joining Argon & Co, Cyril was a Principal at Capgemini Consulting. Cyril is a graduate of Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy, and Sciences Po, Paris, France, where he currently officiates as an associate professor.
Fabrice Corbière has over 20 years’ experience in Supply Chain consulting for the Aerospace, Automotive, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, and Luxury Goods sectors. He manages transformation projects from the strategic definition phase to the support phase, in areas including supply chain governance, cash flow/inventory/capacity planning, manufacturing and logistics blueprint, and logistics performance optimisation. Before joining Argon & Co, Fabrice was a Partner at PEA Consulting and then at Capgemini Consulting, where he was responsible for the Supply Chain practice. He is a graduate of École Centrale Paris, France.
François Durieux has over 15 years’ experience in operation performance consultancy. He works in the areas of supply chain (S&OP, production masterplan, DRP, scheduling, and inventory management), manufacturing (lean system, quality system, performance improvement) and maintenance (Pricing, Fleet Management, TAT reduction, Inventory Management), in the Aerospace-Defense, Capital Goods, and Consumer Goods sectors. Prior to joining Argon & Co, François was Head of Planning, EHS and Continuous Progress on a Pechiney site, then Manager at BearingPoint. He is a graduate of École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and APICS.
Over 20 years’ consulting experience, Jean-François Laget is an expert in competitive advantage programs, with a focus on the performance of the operations chain, in the Manufacturing (automotive, aerospace & defence, rolling stock, materials…), Life Sciences, and Luxury Goods sectors. Prior to joining Argon & Co, Jean-François was in charge of the Industry & Life Sciences sector at Capgemini Consulting, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. Before that, he started in strategy consulting at CVA, then he co-founded Hemeria, a consulting firm specialising in operations performance, which later merged with Oliver Wyman. He is a graduate of SupAero and holds an MBA from HEC group..
Laure van Effenterre has more than 10 years of experience in Operations performance consultancy. She has led global transformation programs from strategy definition to implementation. She has developed strong expertise in target process, organization, and Information Systems design in Supply Chain (including stock management, forecasting, S&OP, DRP, deployment), Customer Service (including service strategy, customer contact management, after sales) and Logistics (including logistics network design, warehousing performance). She has worked in various sectors including Automotive, Energy, Life Sciences, Services, Distribution, and Textiles. She is a graduate of Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France.
Laurent de Bourmont has over 20 years’ experience managing go-to-market and supply chain optimization projects in industrial environments (Consumer Goods, Textiles, Luxury Goods) and in the Retail sector (supermarket chains, specialized stores, and e-commerce). Before joining Argon & Co, Laurent was a partner at BearingPoint in the Retail & Consumer Goods team. He is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, France, and Sciences-Po Paris, France.
Laurent Serano is a partner in charge of the CIO advisory and information technology offer. He has extensive experience in all topics related to information systems, both in the implementation and design of innovative IT strategies and organisations. He spent 14 years in major consulting firms in the USA and Canada and 17 years as CIO of leading international groups during which he designed and implemented extensive transformation plans.
In 15 years as a Consultant, Mathieu de Nodrest has developed strong expertise in the fields of manufacturing and logistics strategy, supply chain planning, and logistics operations performance in the Automotive, Life Sciences, and Retail sectors. He has guided the Michelin group through a major transformation plan, from the preparation of entity service strategy, through to the implementation of new supply chain management processes and demand planning. Mathieu is a graduate of Mines ParisTech, France.
Nicolas Gellé has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain and logistics consulting. He manages supply chain transformation plans, performance plans (cost-cutting, working capital requirement improvement), and outsourcing projects in the Consumer Goods, Retail, Services, and Luxury Goods sectors. Before joining Argon & Co, Nicolas was responsible for manufacturing at Valtech Axelboss, which he co-founded. Previously, he worked at Moulinex as Supply Chain Director, and at Ouroumoff and CSC Peat Marwick. He is a graduate of École Centrale de Lille, France.
Having worked as a consultant for almost 20 years, Patrick Legris has developed strong expertise in supply chain and operations optimization for international companies. He has developed and implemented a number of significant performance improvement projects in the Manufacturing and Energy sectors. He has also managed major transformation projects, including industrial strategy, reorganization and merger/integration projects. Before joining Argon & Co, Patrick was Principal, specializing in industry, at Capgemini Consulting. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Agro ParisTech, France.
Thierry Lucas has almost 20 years’ experience in supply chain and manufacturing consultancy in international environments, in the Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Luxury Goods sectors. He manages transformation projects from the diagnostic and target identification phases through to their implementation across all supply chain processes (forecasts, S&OP, DRP, deployment, production masterplan, scheduling, supplier performance, and manufacturing and logistics performance). Prior to joining Argon & Co, Thierry was a Director at PEA Consulting, then at Capgemini Consulting. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Agro ParisTech, France.
Yannick leads our Sustainability expertise. He helps our clients turn sustainability into a competitive advantage by building transformations that work. He has been practicing sustainable transformations for more than 20 years. Yannick has been a top executive in Retail and e-commerce: he led the Consumer goods businesses at Amazon in France and at Groupe Casino. He scaled up disruptive projects to improve the quality of what we eat – as an example, by being the first retailer worldwide to eliminate palm oil from private label products – and to reduce the carbon footprint of food shopping. As an entrepreneur, Yannick scaled up an organic and veggie food startup that became a market pioneer in sustainability. Yannick is also a seasoned consultant: he practiced strategy at McKinsey & Company in his first 7 years in business, and at his own food innovation consultancy for 5 years. He graduated from HEC Paris and from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).
Alexis Leturcq has spent over 20 years managing transformation projects in the Energy sector. These have included the opening of the market to competition, the development of smart grids, energy transition, and regulatory developments. His expertise includes organizational overhaul, process transformation, and the harmonization of IT systems in business-critical areas. Alexis holds a PhD.
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines de Paris, Antoine has 13 years of experience in Supply Chain transformation and optimisation projects in both Consulting and Operations. Antoine worked at Danone at the start of his professional career, and more recently at Fly as Supply Chain Director. He has also worked at Accenture. He is familiar with the distribution and PGC industry. Antoine has mainly worked on logistics subjects, in which he has strong expertise. He joins Argon & Co in order to contribute to strengthening the logistics offer, but also to develop areas of innovation, such as the use of Data Science in logistics.
Having spent almost 20 years in consultancy, Arnaud Meunier has managed numerous transformation projects, addressing manufacturing, supply chain and maintenance problems, in the Defense, Rail, and Process sectors. Prior to joining Argon & Co, he worked at Saint-Gobain in Manufacturing and R&D, then as a Consultant at Capgemini Consulting. Arnaud is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech, France.
In more than 15 years of experience in Supply Chain & Operations consultancy, Benoît de Saint Victor has built a strong expertise around Supply Chain Planning (forecasting, DRP, deployment, inventory management, S&OP, production planning), as well as on service offers and industrial performance. He has worked for a wide range of clients from sectors including Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Agribusiness, Defense, Metalwork, and Transport, on both expertise & transformation projects. Benoît is a graduate of Ecole Nationale des Ponts & Chaussées ParisTech, France.
Christophe Alagapin has been leading supply chain and manufacturing transformation projects for over 20 years. He has worked in international contexts for large groups and SMEs in the Pharmaceutical, Luxury, Aeronautics, Defence and Manufacturing industries. His expertise covers operational strategy, planning and execution processes, organisational redesign, alignment of information systems with business challenges. Christophe holds an Executive MBA from ESSEC, is certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and APICS. He is a Demand Driven Planner instructor as well.
In more than 14 years of consulting, Donatien has developed expertise in many supply chain areas: purchasing, supply planning, merchandise planning, logistics. Rich with a multi-sector experience, he has worked more particularly in recent years in the luxury, textile and distribution sectors (GSA, GSS). As part of this professional career, he has spent 5 years as head of the supply chain department of the internal consulting department of a large luxury company. Donatien is a graduate of Centrale Paris.
For more than 15 years, Elise Blanc has been responsible for major transformation programs in different companies, including Schlumberger and Socotec, as well as being a Consultant in change and transformation in various sectors such as Industry, Aeronautics, Banking, and Insurance. Through holistic approaches, she knows how to take management committees as well as the whole organization on a transformation journey. She boosts change in an organization in an effective and painfree manner for individuals and teams. Having specialized in behavioral economics and organizational design, Elise supports her clients in the design and implementation of major change programs. Elise holds a Masters degree in Economics and an Executive MBA from ESSEC, France.
Over the last 15 years, Eric Elkouby has developed strong expertise in purchasing optimisation and cost reduction. He has led several competitiveness plans in the Industry, Services, and Luxury Goods sectors. He has supported clients in sourcing strategies optimisation, assortment building, and product development optimisation, especially in the Retail sector. Eric Elkouby was a Manager at Capgemini Consulting before joining Argon & Co in 2012. Eric is an Engineering graduate of INP Grenoble, France and has a Masters degree from Paris Dauphine University, France.
Florian Saucias has more than 10 years of experience in supply chain consultancy. He has led important transformation programs with tangible results by combining business expertise (e.g. in PIC and PDP), advanced knowledge of different ERP systems (e.g. SAP and M3), and the implementation of disruptive approaches and processes (e.g. Argon Agile MRP). He has worked in various sectors including Aerospace, Life Sciences, Luxury Goods, and Automotive. He is a graduate of Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées, France.
Franck Kakal joined Argon & Co in 2010. He has experience in managing operations transformation programs and expertise in industrial planning and execution, particularly in the life sciences and dermo-cosmetics perfume industries. Involved from the diagnosis and framing phases, to the design and implementation of new processes and organizations, Franck contributes to developing Argon & Co’s offer to upstream supply chain operations and our presence in the life sciences industry. Franck is a graduate of Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, France.
With over 15 years’ experience in operational excellence consulting, François Parizot has developed an expertise in logistics (master plans, warehouse and transport performance), supply planning (from S&OP to scheduling), as well as industrial strategy (master plans, make-or-buy and industrial performance). He has worked within the luxury and cosmetics, retail, and manufacturing industries. François continues to develop the manufacturing offer and participates in the internal team growth within Argon & Co. Before joining Argon & Co, François worked at Deloitte for eight years. He is a graduate of CentraleSupelec.
Frederic has 20 years’ experience in finance and support functions performance improvement. Frederic developed operational experience during his time as Director of Transformation within the Lagardère Active Group in addition to a solid consulting experience within Capgemini Consulting. Frederic has built up a recognized expertise in supporting corporates in the selection, design and implementation of Finance ERPs and Business Intelligence solutions. Frederic has advised large international corporates in the Industry and Service sectors. He is a graduate of the Universities of Grenoble and Glasgow.
Isabelle Hautant has over 15 years’ experience in consultancy and operational positions. Isabelle has developed expertise in the supply chain and logistics fields through managing numerous performance improvement projects in the Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Textiles, and Retail sectors. Prior to joining Argon & Co, Isabelle worked in the Methods Department at Hays Logistics (Kuehne et Nagel). She is a graduate of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France.
Jean-Pierre Pellé has worked in consultancy for almost 20 years, on numerous competitive advantage, procurement performance, engineering efficiency, and programme management projects in the Manufacturing and Energy sectors. He has managed cost-cutting projects, the optimization of international organizations, the redefinition of procurement/supply processes, and engineering performance projects. Before joining Argon & Co, Jean-Pierre was a Head Consultant specializing in procurement practice at Capgemini Consulting. He is a graduate of Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France.
Luigi Cirillo has over 15 years’ experience in supply chain transformation projects, in the Automotive, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, and Luxury Goods sectors. Luigi is a supply chain planning expert (forecasts, S&OP, DRP, deployment, production masterplan, scheduling, inventory management) who works on projects from the diagnostic phase, right through to their implementation. Before joining Argon & Co, he was a Manager at Capgemini Consulting. He is a graduate of LUISS Business School, Italy.
Renaud Texcier has 11 years’ experience in consulting. He works on SG&A competitiveness projects and in support and sales functions transformation (operating model, process optimization and digitalization, etc.). He is involved both upstream, in the diagnosis and framing phases, and in transformation projects. Before joining Argon & Co in 2017, Renaud spent 7 years as a consultant at Capgemini Consulting and one year as a freelance consultant in Montreal. He will notably contribute to the development of Argon & Co’s offer on the performance of support and sales functions. Renaud is a graduate of Arts et Métiers ParisTech and holds a specialized master’s degree from ESSEC.
Sabine Cousin has 20 years’ experience in Change Management with a holistic approach engaging organizations, people, and management. Sabine has led many transformation programs in international settings in Aeronautics, Software, and Transport. With innovative approaches, she engages leadership teams and organizations as well as individuals and teams. Before joining Argon & Co, Sabine held HR Director positions in a SAP subsidiary and OFAJ. In 2014 she joined a French consulting firm pure player in Change Management. Sabine oversees the Change Management offer at Argon Consulting. She holds a law degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Safia Matouk has more than 15 years of experience in support functions transformation projects with a particular focus on the Human Resources function. She has a mixed career as an HR operational and as a consultant at Capgemini Consulting, where she spent 12 years. Her expertise in performance topics covers organisational redesign, post acquisition integration, Shared Services, outsourcing and digital transformation of HR services. Safia has worked in global contexts for large groups in the energy, industry, banking and services sectors. She has Master Degree in Business Management from Paris V University.
Samuel is a graduate from École Polytechnique and École des Mines Paris, French Engineering Schools. After a ten-year experience in the supply chain, he has developed expertise in the use of digital technologies and data science in operations. He manages Argon Digital Factory, our team of Data Scientists and new technology specialists.
Thomas Samsoen has 19 years’ experience in supply chain transformation and optimization projects in both consulting and operations. Thomas started his professional career as Supply Chain Project Manager, and finally as Store Operations Manager. He then moved to consulting at BearingPoint, before joining Argon & Co in 2011. During this time, he has worked on large transformation programs, particularly in the areas of downstream supply chain (Assortments, Forecasting, Procurement, Distribution, After-Sales Service), for which he has a strong expertise. He will rely on his transformation capabilities and business expertise to carry out transformation and value-added business analysis projects. He specializes in the development of new subjects, such as point of sale management, omni-channel and Anaplan projects.
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