• Inventory optimization is more essential than ever — even as managing inventory is at a crossroads. On the one hand, customers...
    Coupa
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    Why Inventory Optimization Matters for Your Supply Chain
  • For network models run through Coupa's supply chain modeling application, Supply Chain Modeler, we’re often asked how long a scenario will...
    Gary R. Strickler
    Gary R. Strickler
    Principal Research Scientist, Coupa Software

    Gary has been with Coupa’s Supply Chain Group for over 14 years where he is currently a Principal Scientist on the Applied Research team. Starting as one of the original supply chain design consultants for LLamasoft and then later moving on to establish both the training and support groups, Gary was able to gain an excellent understanding of supply chain design across industries and business areas. Over the past several years, he has taken a more strategic role within the group, but has continued to work closely with both our internal teams and customers to improve the capability, usage and performance around our supply chain modeling environment.

    Read time: 10 mins
    Understanding Solve Time in MIP Supply Chain Models Using Community Data
  • Does your organization have non-zero requisition approval limits? Have you ever worried about employees trying to circumvent these limits by splitting...
    Prathmesh Shelar
    Prathmesh Shelar
    Data Scientist, Coupa’s AI-Center of Excellence

    Prathmesh Shelar is a Data Scientist at Coupa’s AI-Center of Excellence. He joined Coupa as a fresher in 2020 after completing his graduation in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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    Managing Purchase Requisitions with Spend Guard
  • Coupa’s Business Spend Management (BSM) platform is built on the foundation of a large and growing community. Our cloud-native platform uses...
    Jake Adger
    Jake Adger
    Director of Product Marketing, Coupa Software

    Jake is a Product Marketing leader with extensive software experience including product strategy, customer needs, requirements, positioning, collateral, technical marketing, pricing, and field enablement.

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    3 Ways Community Intelligence Helps Digitize Supplier Relationships
  • Impact and legacy are top of mind for business leaders across the globe in this transformational moment in time. Coupa Inspire...
    Coupa
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    Why Business Leaders Can’t Miss Coupa Inspire 2022
  • Being demand driven and focusing on demand forecast accuracy is a key tenet of supply chain success. However, one mistake that...
    Nari Viswanathan
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    Build Resilience in Supply Chains by Modeling Multiple Demand Futures
  • As organizations strive to become more sustainable and reduce CO2 emissions, many focus their efforts on optimizing transportation in their supply...
    Ryan Purcell
    Ryan Purcell
    Sr. Director, Engagement Management - Supply Chain, Coupa

    Ryan is a Supply Chain leader with 14+ years of experience at the intersection of global public health, supply chains, sustainability and technology.

    He has consulted on supply chain design in over 30 countries across six continents and myriad industries including customers in the commercial and public sectors, as well as the US Department of Defense. In the public health domain, he has advised the WHO, The Global Fund, World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst other international organizations on programs ranging from HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Malaria Prevention, and COVID-19 vaccination. Ryan completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and is an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador.

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    Saint-Gobain Optimizes Supply Chain Transport to Help Reach Goal of Carbon Neutrality by 2050
  • Over the past 18 months, many of us have experienced the effects of supply chain disruptions first-hand with items we use...
    Brett Simon
    Brett Simon
    Senior Director of Corporate Development, Coupa Software

    Brett Simon is Senior Director of Corporate Development at Coupa, working on both M&A and strategic investments via Coupa Ventures. Prior to Coupa, Brett was at F5 Networks, where he managed a variety of strategic acquisitions for the company, ranging from small “tuck-ins” to $1 billion+ deals. He also spent several years doing sell-side investment banking.

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    Coupa Invests in Interos: Driving Supply Chain Security
  • As governments worldwide raise the bar for sustainability and CO2 emissions reductions, organizations have to prepare for significant changes in their...
    Ryan Purcell
    Ryan Purcell
    Sr. Director, Engagement Management - Supply Chain, Coupa

    Ryan is a Supply Chain leader with 14+ years of experience at the intersection of global public health, supply chains, sustainability and technology.

    He has consulted on supply chain design in over 30 countries across six continents and myriad industries including customers in the commercial and public sectors, as well as the US Department of Defense. In the public health domain, he has advised the WHO, The Global Fund, World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst other international organizations on programs ranging from HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Malaria Prevention, and COVID-19 vaccination. Ryan completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and is an En-ROADS Climate Ambassador.

    Read time: 5 mins
    Global Regulatory Changes: Shifting to Green Supply Chains
  • Supply chain disruptions continue to be on the rise. As organizations strive to reduce costs while increasing speed, the process of...
    Ahmad Jiwani
    Ahmad Jiwani
    Director of Product & Segment Marketing, Coupa Software

    Ahmad Jiwani is Director of Product & Segment Marketing at Coupa Software, where he’s responsible for go-to-market activities related to Coupa Supply Chain Design & Planning. Prior to Coupa, Ahmad held positions at Workday, SAP, Microsoft, and other leading tech companies. Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Waterloo.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Optimizing Supply Chain & Sourcing in Times of Disruption
  • For some, there is a natural tendency to distrust the use of consultants. It can be seen as a lack of...
    Joe Henderson & Kevin Farrell
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    Partners Can Accelerate Your Business-Maturity Programs
  • In today’s world — where 56% of organizations say they experienced at least moderate disruption to their supply chains from the...
    Coupa
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    The Power of the Digital Supply Chain: Breaking Things Down
  • Originally Published June 15, 2021 – Updated November 18, 2021. The bar for companies is now higher than it has ever...
    Donna Wilczek
    Donna Wilczek
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Coupa Software

    She is an executive sponsor of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board and an inventor with multiple software patents.

    Read time: 6 mins
    How Business Spend Management Can Drive Financial and ESG Impact for Your Organization
  • Long into the struggles of the pandemic, CIOs are focusing on critically important areas spanning shadow IT, analytics, and automation. At...
    Eric Tan
    Eric Tan
    Vice President of Business Services & IT, Coupa Software

    Eric Tan oversees Coupa’s global business technology with responsibility for the internal deployment of Coupa's Business Spend Management products. Prior to Coupa, Mr. Tan served in leadership roles at PwC and EY.

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    CIOs Discuss 3 Post-Pandemic IT Spending Trends
  • Sustainability is now critical for companies to succeed across an increasingly diverse marketplace. Businesses must set themselves apart from the competition...
    Phil Foti
    Phil Foti
    Director, Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa

    Phil Foti is Director, Product Strategy & Innovation at Coupa Software, Sustainability Lead, and a Coupa Cares Board Member. He holds Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in the fields of Management Science/Economics and Computer Science/Mathematics from the State University of New York College at Cortland, and currently lives in the San Francisco bay area.

    Read time: 4 mins
    Embracing Sustainability for Better Business Spend Management