Groupe Renault accelerates digitization with the first industrial Metaverse. So today 100% of the production lines are connected (8,500 devices), 90% of the supply flows are constantly monitored and 100% of the Supply Chain data is hosted in the Renault Group’s Metaverse, a true replica of the world. in real time. Engaged in Industry 4.0 since 2016, digital has already saved 780 million euros. By 2025 it will allow 320 million euros of various savings to which will be added 260 million euros of savings on inventories, a 60% reduction in vehicle delivery times and a 50% reduction in the carbon footprint of its production. vehicles, as well as a significant reduction in innovation cycles and a contribution to the 60% reduction in guarantee costs targeted by the Group.
“Every day, one billion data is collected within the industrial sites of Renault Group. The Metaverse offers real-time supervision that increases the agility and adaptability of industrial operations but also the quality of production and the supply chain. The Renault Group becomes a pioneer in the sector. “
Jose Vicente de los Mozos, Industrial Director, Renault Group
The industrial Metaverse: four dimensions
- It all starts with the data. To collect data from all its industrial sites, Groupe Renault has developed a unique data collection and standardization solution, a mass data collection platform to power the industrial Metaverse and thus provide real-time production process performance levers. This solution is now marketed in collaboration with ATOS to other industrial players, project name ID @ Scale.
- Renault Group has then he modeled his physical resources in digital twins. Each factory has its own replica in the virtual world. Like factories, the Supply Chain has its own digitized universe. It is an integral part of the industrial Metaverse and is also piloted in real time by a control tower.
- Integration in a extended ecosystem. The use of digital twins is enriched with supplier data, sales forecasts, quality information but also external information such as weather or road traffic … in addition to Artificial Intelligence that allows the development of predictive scenarios.
- The acceleration of this digital transformation is made possible by the convergence of advanced technologies (Cloud, real time, 3D, Big data…). Groupe Renault has developed a unique platform to bring together the technologies needed to make digital twins and their ecosystems work resiliently.
All these four dimensions constitute a complete, persistent, real-time industrial Metaverse.
Leitmotiv: the Metaverse at the service of people
The supervision offered by the Metaverse through a better visibility of the working environment allows the actors to gain in agility and autonomy in the decision-making process. The technologies of the world of games make user experiences more engaging. This is the case of the pictorial training carried out in virtual reality. Artificial intelligence algorithms facilitate employee anticipation, such as flow optimization and management capabilities for supply chain experts.
“The technological maturity of Renault Group allows the company to take an important step in its digitization and transformation: the control of our data, the choice of advanced technologies and the experience of our teams are all levers to accelerate towards a Tech Company. “
Frédéric Vincent, CIO of the Renault Group
To concretely illustrate its industrial Metaverse, Groupe Renault presented 32 use cases during its Tech Industry Days. Focus on a few examples :
- The industrial data platform IDM4.0 (Industrial Data Management Platform 4.0), developed by the Renault Group, collects all the industrial data of the Renault Group. Archived in the cloud (Google Cloud platform), this data feeds the industrial Metaverse and allows you to correct or improve the production process in real time. Since 2019, 300 reports have been detected and 300 production interruptions avoided.
- The control tower of the Extended Supply Chain is the convergence point of the Supply Chain professions in a dedicated space: the Control Room. This global supervision tool, a concentrator of information flows, reports risks or anomalies on all transports in real time and offers, thanks to Artificial Intelligence, optimized crisis management scenarios.
- The decarbonization industry as a lever for energy independence. The Renault Group is committed to being Net Zero Carbon by 2025 for the ElectriCity division and the Cléon plant, by 2030 for production sites in Europe and by 2050 for all industrial sites in the world. Real-time monitoring of the carbon footprint of equipment or transportation capacities will be an important lever to achieve the trajectory and mix of 50% renewables in France from 2026 and 100% in 2030.
“This industrial Metaverse is unique and allows you to activate previously invisible levers of efficiency and performance, at the service of people and the environment. The management of data at Group level allows us to monitor, for example, in detail the energy consumption of all our industrial and non-industrial sites, and above all to optimize them in real time when a plant is stopped. “
Patrice Haettel, Director of Industrial Strategy and Engineering, Renault Group