• “Women’s History Month has passed, but the work of unleashing the impact of women in business never stops.” —Sheryl Chamberlain, Director...
    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Sheryl Chamberlain
    Director of Alliance, Coupa

    Sheryl joined Coupa in January of 2020 as Director of Alliance. As a global technology executive, she has driven businesses to success, cultivated forward strategies, and aligned business goals. She's a leader who is able to revolutionize practices and change the paradigms of business. A key business asset in numerous major technology moves, strategies, and programs, she has built a reputation as an instrumental business partner and asset.

    Beyond her executive influences and impactful strategies, Sheryl is an advocate for social impact and change. She has lent her insight and voice to numerous board seats and memberships with Aleria Research Council, Forbes Nonprofit Council, New York Academy of Science, How Women Lead, IMPCT Coffee, National Diversity Council, and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. Additionally, Sheryl has earned numerous industry awards and recognition including Tribute to Women, (TWIN), Women in Technology from Dallas Business Journal, and Global Innovation Partner of the Year from EMC.

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    A Seat at the Table
  • Consider this: Business Spend Management (BSM) sits alongside CRM and HCM as a key business processes that every business needs to...
    John Callan
    John Callan
    Sr. Director, EMEA Product & Segment Marketing, Coupa

    John Callan is responsible for product marketing and go-to-market strategies for the Coupa Spend Management platform. John earned his Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a dual degree in Engineering and Mathematics from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

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    ERP Errors: When It Comes to Integration, Focus on Business Value
  • The E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed into law in 2016 and represented the broadest approach to codifying individuals'...
    Joe Henderson, Duncan Mack, & Matt Tichon
    Joe Henderson, Duncan Mack, & Matt Tichon

    Joe Henderson is Principal, Value Solutions Consultant at Coupa. He is a subject matter expert in the Supply Chain Design and Planning practice and consults with partner firms on unique ways to leverage emerging technology and process trends for value creation. Joe brings 15 years of Operations, Continuous Improvement, and Data Science experience to advancing the Supply Chain narrative.

    Duncan Mack is an Alliances Director in Coupa’s Alliances EMEA team. In this role he forges strong relationships and partnerships with Coupa’s strategic Alliance Partners to drive mutual benefit and sustainable value. Duncan has spent the last 20 years in the Technology Sector working in a variety of Commercial and Alliance roles across multiple industry verticals and geographies.

    Matt Tichon is the Vice President of Industry Strategy at Coupa, where he serves as a thought leader for the Digital Supply Chain Twin, advanced analytics, and applied AI. With a long history of leading supply chain transformations, he leverages his 25 years of experience in executive and senior-level supply chain roles spanning consulting, technology, manufacturing, and distribution — and is one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021's Pros to Know.

    Read time: 6 mins
    Are You Ready for Supply Chain's GDPR?
  • At a recent ProcureCon Indirect Connect virtual conference, Michael van Keulen, Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa, and Ryan Flynn, Principal and...
    Michael van Keulen & Ryan Flynn
    Michael van Keulen & Ryan Flynn

    Michael van Keulen is the Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa Software, responsible for driving best-in-class procurement practices across the company to support business development. Michael is passionate about acting as a resource for peers looking to digitally transform procurement.

    Ryan Flynn is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Supply Management & Digital Procurement practice. He has 17+ years of experience guiding global retail and consumer products companies through technology-enabled procurement transformations to deliver bottom-line cost savings. He leads Deloitte’s Global CPO Survey, as well as the firm’s Third Party Management practice.

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    3 Concerns Keeping Procurement Leaders Awake at Night
  • While it took a year of unprecedented disruption, the C-suite is now putting a strong focus on supply chain resiliency. CEOs...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

    Read time: 2 mins
    2021: The Year to Build Supply Chain Resiliency
  • As the world comes together for Earth Day April 22, 2021, it’s a good reminder for supply chain leaders to take...
    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
    Profitable Sustainability Solutions for Supply Chains
  • U.S. President Biden signed an executive order on the 24th of February, focused on making America’s supply chains resilient. The order...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

    Read time: 6 mins
    9 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Resiliency in Response to Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains
  • The COVID-19 pandemic radically impacted customer demand and supply chain operations around the world. As the virus spread, consumer behavior continued...
    Amir Kalantari
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    Short-Term Demand Forecasting During Disruption — Know Your Customer 
  • The past year has brought on unprecedented challenges to organizations all over the globe, across industries, and of all shapes and...
    Ray Martinelli
    Ray Martinelli
    Chief People Officer, Coupa Software

    Ray brings more than 20 years of experience in global human resource management with industry-leading, high-growth companies in Silicon Valley. Ray earned a master's degree in organizational development from Golden Gate University and a bachelor's degree in organizational communications from Sacramento State University.

    Read time: 3 mins
    Coupa Named as One of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Technology in 2021
  • In response to the pandemic-driven global disruption over the past year, supply chain agendas are now moving more from efficiency and...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    Dr. Madhav Durbha
    VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software

    Dr. Madhav Durbha is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy Coupa Software, where his team helps customers and prospects solve various supply chain challenges. Prior to Coupa, Dr. Durbha held positions at LLamasoft, Kinaxis, JDA Software and i2 Technologies, Inc. With more than 20 years in the supply chain industry, Dr. Durbha has broad experience in strategy & process consulting, supply chain software, program management, software application development & deployment, machine learning and data science. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras.

    Read time: 3 mins
    Why Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together
  • If we have learned anything new about supply chains this past year, it’s that they are not stagnant. Instead, they are...
    Matt Tichon
    Matt Tichon
    VP of Industry Strategy, Coupa

    Matt Tichon is the Vice President of Industry Strategy at Coupa, where he serves as a thought leader for the Digital Supply Chain Twin, advanced analytics, and applied AI. With a long history of leading supply chain transformations, he leverages his 25 years of experience in executive and senior-level supply chain roles spanning consulting, technology, manufacturing, and distribution — and is one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive's 2021's Pros to Know.

    Read time: 7 mins
    4 Gartner Hype Cycle Supply Chain Technologies That Power Continuous Innovation
  • The artificial intelligence (AI) teams at Coupa often need to apply the latest technology in creative ways to solve problems for...
    Sandip Mandlecha & Hongyang Yu
    Sandip Mandlecha & Hongyang Yu

    Sandip Mandlecha is a Data Scientist with the Coupa InvoiceSmash team. He is responsible for designing and developing AI-based solutions to extract data from invoices. He has a total of 8 years of experience, with two MBAs — one in Analytics from NMIMS University, and another in Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication from University of Pune.

    Hongyang Yu is a senior data scientist with the Coupa InvoiceSmash team. He is building deep learning as well as traditional ML algorithms to understand and parse information from electronic invoices. He holds a PhD in Automation Science and Engineering, and joined Coupa in 2018. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, working on industrial automation.

    Read time: 5 mins
    TableNet: A Smart and Automated System to Extract Tables From Invoices
  • E-commerce was already eating away at brick and mortar retail sales over the last decade. Since the onset of COVID-19, online...
    Sara Hoormann
    Read time: 4 mins
    Think Fast: Fulfillment Center Planning Amid E-Commerce Chaos
  • Rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have the potential to significantly disrupt supply chain roles. While automation and...
    Coupa
    Read time: 5 mins
    The Impact of AI and Automation on Supply Chain Careers
  • Two common questions among supply chain professionals are, “How should we set up our supply chain design organization?” or “What is...
    Mark Armstrong
    Read time: 4 mins
    5 Thoughts About Supply Chain Design Organizational Structure