Automotive & Mobility - Mews Partners

Jean-Sébastien Gros

Partner (Paris) | Polytechnique & Supaero

Franck Vigilant

Partner (Paris) | CentraleSupelec

Lothar Weberring

Managing Partner Germany (Munich) | University of Stuttgart

“The future will be about innovation every second of every day, to transform and create the cars of tomorrow.”

Jean-Sébastien Gros

Polytechnique & Supaero

Jean-Sébastien is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (X 1995) as well as Supaero (2000) and the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Business Engineering (2000). Passionate about innovation and technology, he began his career in R&D at Sagem Défense et Sécurité, where he was in charge of systems engineering and project management in the aeronautics and optronics sectors. He continued his industrial career at Valeo as project manager for innovative modules in automotive lighting. In 2007, Jean-Sébastien moved into innovation strategy consulting, then in 2013 he joined Mews Partners where he works on R&D and innovation performance, particularly for complex products.

Franck Vigilant


A graduate of Supélec, Franck began his career at PSA Peugeot Citroën, where he held various positions in engineering and vehicle projects for 10 years, which confronted him with the challenges of modular policy and value/cost optimization in design. He joined Mews Partners in 2012 to develop business expertise on engineering performance and promote advanced design methods. For the past 5 years, he has been supporting industrial players in the space, naval and energy sectors, in the upstream phases of major programmes or on transformation projects related to Lean Engineering and System Engineering.

Lothar Weberring

University of Stuttgart

Trained as an aeronautical and space systems engineer, Lothar has twenty years experience in both consulting (CSC, Accenture, SAP Consulting) and industry (EADS, British Telecom). Lothar has led the management of major PLM and ERP/SAP harmonization programmes on an international scale. His mission is to develop Mews Partners’ consulting activity in Germany, in order to be as close as possible to our clients and to be able to best meet their needs.

Mews Partners supports the main players in mobility (car and rail manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, public institutions) in meeting their challenges and puts their expertise at the service of their customers to:

  • innovate around user needs through our Radical Innovation Design ® method and take advantage of the possibilities of new technologies
  • increase product and plant flexibility to meet versatile needs with our Agile and Modular Design offerings.
  • transform their Supply Chain to cope with market shifts
  • support the evolution of business skills and tools (PLM, system engineering, configuration management, cybersecurity) which are essential to master increasingly complex and connected products.

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Connected vehicles and users

In 2018, revenues from automotive services will increase by 30%. Technologies provide increasing connectivity and data management capabilities, enabling new functionalities to be offered to customers (remote maintenance, fleet management, access to contextualized information, autonomous driving, etc.). This revolution forces manufacturers to rethink their business models and develop partnerships with new players (start-ups, telecom players, etc.). We support them in this transformation.

More adaptability for versatile markets

There is no respite for automotive manufacturers: product renewal and evolution cycles are becoming shorter and shorter, markets are moving towards emerging countries where competition is fierce and electrification is progressing. All these changes are reshuffling the cards of an entire ecosystem that has no choice but to transform its production tool and Supply Chain for more flexibility and reconfiguration capacity. Mews Partners helps its clients to build and implement their strategic plans.

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Structurally transform the Supply Chain of an automotive supplier

Build a performing team and introduce best practices in terms of innovation to leverage car parts manufacturer’s operations to the best market standards.

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Real end-to-end processes, the other challenge for connected vehicles

Connected vehicles are not only a technological challenge they are also a real questioning of traditional processes, from design to support.

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Towards a digital vehicle development platform

Because the vehicles of tomorrow do not develop with the methods and tools of the past, this automotive leader has committed to an ambitious PLM approach, in order to provide its businesses with a collaborative platform adapted to the challenges.

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Franz Maufay’s article on the evolutions of the autonomous car.

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