Fight to the First
Good afternoon everyone，Thank you for being here.
Today, I would like to talk about the management transformation of our company，in order to deliver FF 91 on time and realize our vision.
We have already achieved some transformational victories，in the first quarter of this year. During restart phase, we have secured more than 1.5 Billion US dollars investment , with $550 Million already in the bank.
We have hired many top new talents, We are even seeing some people realize the grass is not always greener on the other side. And we have welcomed them back through Home Coming Program. We have re-engaged our suppliers at CES and Global Supplier Summit , and we have released a majority of the vehicle parts.
I will share with you for the first time , Construction at Hanford factory has already started, We have ordered all the long lead-time equipment.
And, great news, Shortly after this meeting, you will be able to log in to your Solium account , and see your stock options, We are all owners of FF.
These achievements demonstrate our progress, more than just words–these are actions. Thank you for making these possible
However, we must consider the challenges that lie ahead. You all know that we have a grand vision that is unique. but this year, we must focus on our 5 strategic goals, In order to achieve these challenging goals, we need to transform the management of our company in three ways.
First, we must transform our organization. I believe Strategy determines organization, organization determines success. We will finalize the tier 2 and 3 organization with clear roles and responsibilities, We will rebuild the muscle in key areas through hiring top talents . and give everyone the necessary tools to be successful
Second, we need to transform our operations from chaotic to organized and manual to digital, As you all know, McKinsey is an industry leader in change management. They are working side by side with us to transform our operations to be data driven, process driven and transparent. As an example, we have set up the FF 91 program control tower on the second floor of the big building, Any employee can look at the details and we encourage you to do so. Soon, you will see the cloud based control tower around our buildings. This shows our commitment to management transformation and improve your daily experience at FF
Lastly, we must transform our culture. including how we communicate. I realize we have an organization that has many tribes, Changing our culture is going to take hard work, The change should start from me.
Many of you know, I am trying to improve my English, Many days I wish I could wake up one day and speak English like you do.
That would make me happier than getting $1 Billion US dollars. I am NOT kidding, Learning a new language at my age is a big challenge. But I put in the work because I think it’s worth fighting for, The bigger the fight, the sweeter the victory
That is what our 2018 slogan, Fight to the First describes. Just as we will fight for a better culture. We will fight to get the first of the new species - FF 91 on the road, And we will fight until January first to produce FF 91, We will fight for FF to be the first of a new species to lead the future of mobility
这正是我们2018年的口号Fight to the First的含义。正如我们为改善文化努力奋斗一样，我们要为第一辆FF 91的投产而努力奋斗。我们要坚持奋斗，直到1月1号首辆FF 91下线。我们要为成为首个新物种而努力奋斗。
Finally, I want to remind everyone that we must Fight to the First as a team. A quick show of hands -- how many of you watched the Winter Olympics a few weeks ago? Did any of you see the team speed skating events?This sport is very interesting to me because is not measured by which member of the team finishes first, but which member finishes last. When the team works together, it is beautiful to watch.
So how does this apply to FF? First, we need to build team chemistry, A team that has great chemistry will always outperform a team that has great individuals, For those teams that are stable, we must find a way to support our teams that have not had time to rebuild their strength.And for those teams that are recovering, you have the full weight of our resources to catch up with urgency
My commitment to you is I will remove roadblocks for our talented employees . so you can each do your part to launch FF 91. In summary, some people–even people in our company–, would say getting FF 91 on the road by the end of the year is impossible. However, as I told our suppliers, to make a miracle, you have to be a little crazy. Its crazy people like us that make the impossible possible.
Our management transformation starts today. Together, let’s fight to the First
我们的管理变革从今日开始。一起，让我们Fight to the First。