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one. “We take a brief from the customer, their target budget, objectives and their deliverables and put them into our Maistro platform,” he says. “Through machine learning, we search our database to identify the best supplier.” The company provides the customer with three leading suppliers, key information regarding those suppliers and how they can deliver on the customer brief and the power is then in the hands of the customer. Once the customer has selected the supplier, Maistro will connect the two. “That’s the bit where 40

we sit in the middle. We make the procurement process digital while keeping the service personal,” says Cook. “Once everything is in place, then the project kicks off. What we then do, through our managed services, is run project governance throughout the entire project to ensure successful execution.” The Maistro platform is powered by AI and machine learning, utilising key data and business intelligence to identify and vet the leading suppliers around the world. AI is but one of the key technologies dominating the current digital conversation and Cook admits that this has bred a culture of believing that MARCH 2019

“That’s the bit where we sit in the middle. We make the procurement process digital while keeping the service personal” — Laurence Cook, CEO, Maistro

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Supply Chain Digital Magazine – March 2019  

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