AI & Procurement (US) - Turbo Charging Cost Savings Utilizing Machine Learning

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Mr Peter Negohosian

Peter Negohosian is a Senior Manager with KEPLER North America overseeing client engagement and project success. With over 12 years of experience leading Fortune 500 clients, his primary focus is driving value for customers by providing collaborative, integrated solutions across many different industries. He holds a degree in Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and has an extended experience of Industrial Manufacturing, Mining & Gas, Retail, Cosmetics, Legal Services, and Transportation sectors.

Mr Jason Mallory

Jason Mallory currently serves as Managing Director of KEPLER North America. Prior to joining KEPLER, Jason was Director of Business Development for Procurement Leaders, a research and advisory firm focused on procurement transformation. With over 11 years of management consulting and 8 years of capital markets experience under his belt, Jason brings fresh ideas and strong business acumen to KEPLER. He has deep domain knowledge in key industries, including Oil and Gas, Industrial Manufacturing, and Banking/Financial Services.



Welcome to a Webinar presenting our Machine Learning approach applied to Costing and Procurement Savings. We will set out the results of a recent project that was carried out for an industrial player in the United States. Using Easy-Kost modeling capabilities we were able to boost purchasing gains and negotiation capabilities. The method is relevant for direct and indirect costs.


05' to 10': Introduction
10' to 25': Machine Learning applied to modeling / cost optimization Methodology
25' to 45': Case Study around the Industrial sector
45' to 50': KEPLER / EasyKost presentation
50' to 59' : Q&A


KEPLER is a consultancy firm with an international dimension - Chicago, Paris, Shanghai and Chennai - specialized in the optimization of the operating margin through 4 areas of expertise: Innovation, Purchasing, Supply-Chain and Operations. EasyKost is a publisher of cost estimation and modeling software based on artificial intelligence algorithms.

KEPLER and EasyKost have developed an innovative approach using costing software technology to quickly identify and capture purchasing gains within your main categories (direct and indirect). The artificial intelligence algorithms applied to your data make it possible to identify and maximize the savings opportunities through renegotiation of suppliers, reallocation of volumes or even standardization / technical optimization.