Keep the Initiative and Accelerate the Transformation

In the context of uncertainty that we are experiencing and relying on its expertise and proven results during client missions, the KEPLER firm has assembled 7 offers called “Smart Value Initiatives”. The objective of these offers:

  • Generate rapid impacts on the business,
  • Without preempting the future: in other words non-destructive of future potentials,
  • Initiate the transformation towards more resilient and agile models: structural approach,
  • Endow organizations with innovative tools & technologies: to initiate the Transformation and give meaning to the teams.

7 Smart Value Initiatives


Quality Cost Cycle Time approach

Reduce the cost of non-qualities

Subject Operations / Industry – Learn more


GMROI Indicator

Multi-function / Retail subject – Find out more


AI Category Booster Approach

Subject Purchases / All Sectors – Find out more


Quick Lean Engineering R&D Approach

Subject Innovation / All Sectors – Find out more


Monozukuri Approach

Multi-Function / Industry Subject – Find out more


Diag-Stock BFR Approach

Subject Supply-Chain / All sectors – Find out more


Rationalization of the RI&D Portfolio

Subject Innovation / All sectors – Find out more




Smart Value Initiatives in Detail




Target audience: Industry and Services / Financial & Operations Departments.

Scope: Operations

Crossing the Added Value – labor, materials, energy and machine depreciation – with the Subtracted Value – non-qualities and reworks – for an immediate effect on a production process and the cost of non-qualities.

Quick Impact: Identification of levers for improving the 1st Pass Yield and improvement of the working capital.

Typical innovation: Operational Analysis Tool

Opening to: Cost Cycle Time Management




GMROI (Indicator)

Target audience: Retailers and players in B2B and B2C distribution.

Scopes: Procurement, Supply-Chain, Operations, Financial Departments

The Gross Margin Return On Inventory is a performance indicator that allows Retail and Distribution players to capture significant gains by acting jointly on the two components that have the greatest impact on their cash flow: the cash “generated” by the margin and the cash “tied up” by stocks.

Quick Impact: A targeted adjustment of assortments and supplier renegotiations. A modification of the stock management and restocking rules.

Innovation Type: Indicator

Opening to: GMROI Management Model





Target audience: All sectors

Scope: Procurement

Increase purchasing savings by using artificial intelligence on your data. EasyKost technology makes it possible to identify renegotiation and supplier reallocation opportunities as well as product standardization and rationalization scenarios.

Quick Impact: Renegotiations with suppliers based on the gaps identified through Machine Learning.

Typical innovation: Machine Learning solution (AI costing software)

Opening up to: integration of costing into business processes and management systems





Target audience: Industrialists

Scope : Innovation

Make development projects more efficient by identifying waste, applying lean approaches and reducing time to market.

Quick Impact: Identification of quick wins

Typical innovation: Participatory approach with digitalization of observations

Openness to: Support for the deployment plan.





Target audience: Industrial

Scope: Operations, Procurement, R&D and General Management

Optimizing the “end-to-end” cost of products and boosting cost competitiveness by mobilizing internal businesses and suppliers on a single objective and cross-functional operational activities.

Quick Impact: Organization of workshops with suppliers and the customer to eliminate losses across the entire chain and optimize the overall cost of the product, results within a few weeks.

Innovation: 7 “Monozukuri” levers

Openness towards: Monozukuri Management System to drive continuous improvement with objectives shared between the businesses.





Target audience: All sectors

Scope: Supply-Chain

Anticipate the short-term future of the Supply Chain via a decoupling of the value chain and a dynamic adjustment of buffers. Is DDMRP a solution for managing your supply chains? The Diag Stock-BFR provides the answer while immediately offering performance gains.

Rapid Impact: WCR gains – within 6 months

Typical innovation: Visual buffers control solution.

Open to: Collaborative planning (CPFR).





Target audience: All sectors

Scope: Innovation

Streamline the portfolio of Research and Innovation projects to focus teams on the most relevant projects and accelerate their time to market. Through systematic screening of the portfolio and prioritization of projects in multidisciplinary groups (R&D, Marketing / Business, Industrial), the rationalization of the portfolio of R&D projects makes it possible to amplify the impacts of Innovation and ensure a good alignment of efforts with the objectives of the organization.

Quick Impact: Acceleration of Time-To-Market and prioritization via Scoring

Typical innovation: multi-criteria scoring tool

Opening to: setting up a Portfolio Management organization





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