• Global health crises. Labor strikes. War. Famine. 1,000-year floods. Snarled ports and roadways. These headlines beg the question: is it the...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

    Read time: 4 mins
    The 4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Supply Chain
  • How often do you revisit and update your supply chain designs? Once a year? Once every two years? If you’re like...
    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
    Why Supply Chain Design Is Not a “One-and-Done” Exercise
  • Integrating sales and operations planning (S&OP) into an enterprise-wide process creates a robust picture for executive decision-making. It ties together demand...
    Coupa
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    What Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Is and How It Can Benefit Your Business
  • Originally Published July 19, 2022 – Updated July 21, 2022. There was a time when people thought about supply chains like...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

    Read time: 10 mins
    The Complete Guide To Supply Chain Digital Twins
  • How can you predict future revenue in a world that’s changing at a faster pace than ever before? How will inflation...
    Nari Viswanathan & Stephanie Buck
    Nari Viswanathan & Stephanie Buck

    Nari Viswanathan is currently Sr. Director of Product Segment Marketing at Coupa, where he helps bring products to markets in the areas of Supply Chain Design and Planning. Over the past 20 years, Nari has held VP and Director of Product Management, Research and Marketing roles at Aberdeen Group, River Logic, Steelwedge and E2open. He has significant experience building products from the ground up and managing the P&L for a product suite. He is a proven B2B marketer with expertise in content marketing, competitive intelligence, and positioning. He has published numerous thought leadership articles, whitepapers, blogs and delivered dozens of webinars during his career. Nari Viswanathan is a five times SDCExec Supply Chain Pro to Know award winner. Nari holds a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

    Stephanie Buck is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

    Read time: 5 mins
    How To Generate Accurate Long-Term Demand Forecasts and Add Value to FP&A
  • With all the supply chain disruptions happening around the world, some companies and governments have started talking about sovereign supply chains...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

    Read time: 3 mins
    5 Ways to Prepare for Sovereign Supply Chains
  • Today's post is co-written by Nari Viswanathan, Sr. Director of Product Segment Marketing at Coupa and guest author Tom Kieley, CEO...
    Nari Viswanathan & Tom Kieley
    Nari Viswanathan & Tom Kieley

    Nari Viswanathan is currently Sr. Director of Product Segment Marketing at Coupa, where he helps bring products to markets in the areas of Supply Chain Design and Planning. Over the past 20 years, Nari has held VP and Director of Product Management, Research and Marketing roles at Aberdeen Group, River Logic, Steelwedge and E2open. He has significant experience building products from the ground up and managing the P&L for a product suite. He is a proven B2B marketer with expertise in content marketing, competitive intelligence, and positioning. He has published numerous thought leadership articles, whitepapers, blogs and delivered dozens of webinars during his career. Nari Viswanathan is a five times SDCExec Supply Chain Pro to Know award winner. Nari holds a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.

    Tom Kieley, CEO & Co-Founder at SourceDay, is a dad, lover of sports, and exercise fanatic. He loves cars and anything outdoors. He co-founded SourceDay in 2015 after managing a manufacturing team at Dell and was a technical subject matter expert with enterprise software companies like Boomi and Pervasive. Tom and his co-founder Clint started SourceDay to transform how manufacturers, distributors, and retailers collaborate with their suppliers in order to solve supply chain challenges they both faced early in their careers.

    Read time: 6 mins
    SourceDay, a Coupa Marketplace Partner, Improves Supplier Order Fulfillment
  • What does it take to build and maintain a resilient supply chain in today’s business environment? When was the last time...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

    Read time: 2 mins
    Unrelenting Supply Chain Disruptions Spur Supply Chain, Procurement, and Finance to Band Together
  • In the past two years, companies have experienced supply chain challenges on a level never seen. Facility shutdowns, material shortages, 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: 6 mins
    Coupa Named a Challenger by Gartner
  • “People thought supply chains were like electricity: they just run! True. Until the power runs out. And the power did run...
    Stephanie Buck
    Stephanie Buck
    Content Marketing & Storytelling Manager, Coupa

    Stephanie is passionate about storytelling and helping leaders, businesses, and organizations transform the way they connect with their customers, prospects, and others. At Coupa, she leads storytelling and content production efforts for supply chain. She brings over a decade of experience supporting marketing and communications with impact-oriented enterprises and mission-driven organizations. She earned her Master's degree from the London School of Economics and her Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She grew up in the Chicago area, but currently calls Washington, D.C. home.

    Read time: 4 mins
    What’s Inspiring Supply Chain Leaders Now
  • New regulations are coming online around the globe, and they will soon impact supply chains across every sector. While organizations have...
    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
    How to Prepare for Emerging Supply Chain Regulations
  • Supply chain leaders continue to get increased exposure to C-level executives and Board members. This is due to the outstanding performance...
    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: 4 mins
    3 Things Keeping Supply Chain Leaders Up at Night
  • As organizations work at making their supply chains more resilient, developing optionality without losing a focus on profitability is critical. At...
    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
    How Supply Chain and Procurement Can Align to Balance Profit and Purpose
  • The Top 5 Reasons Supply Chain Leaders Should Attend Coupa Inspire 2022 The past two years have been relentlessly challenging for...
    Coupa
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    Supply Chain Leaders Top 5 Reasons For Attending Inspire 2022
  • While we hoped the supply chain disruptions of the past couple of years would wane in 2022, many challenges remain. It’s...
    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
    Future-Proofing Supply Chains for 2022 and Beyond