Gérard Oury has been active in the industrial world for over thirty years. He has spent the last 25 years of his professional life as a consultant and sales manager with CETIM (Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques), the largest R&D center for industry in France. He has met with executives from virtually every sector of the manufacturing industry in France and Europe. The activities addressed were essentially around supply chain optimization, mechanical manufacturing, design and re-design, but also validation tests, technical feasibility studies. The projects initiated were mostly strategic. He has been responsible for a variety of accounts and markets, including aerospace (airplanes, helicopters, launchers, equipment manufacturers), transportation (automotive, rail), and luxury goods (watches and perfumes). He has experienced and participated in the accompaniment of companies from mass production to the transition to small and medium series production tending towards the "made-to-measure". Today, he accompanies large industrial companies in their search for sources of technical and commercial diversification.