Supply Chain

What is Cost to Serve? A Framework for Profitability
Picture this: you just got hired as the new supply chain manager at an established stainless steel pan company. The...
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  • An orchestra missing a conductor sounds like a train wreck. And a business without proper Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) sounds...
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    sales ops and planning
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive has named Coupa’s Mat Woodcock, Nick Martin, and Alan McCord as winners of this year's Pros...
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    Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names 3 Coupa Employees as 2024 Pros to Know Award Winners
  • Supply chain risk mitigation doesn’t have to be a daunting task, no matter how complex your supply networks are. Keep reading...
    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.

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    Supply Chain Risk Mitigation: Understanding & Managing Risks
  • Leading an organization through change and coming out stronger on the other side is no easy feat. At Coupa Inspire 2023...
    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.

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    Harnessing Change: Transforming Procurement and Supply Chain at ADM
  • Originally Published December 20, 2022 — Updated September 12, 2023. Sourcing and procurement functions are in the midst of an overhaul...
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    3 Actionable Ways Sourcing Leaders Can Respond in Dynamic Markets
  • With a rising Consumer Price Index, uncertain supply availability, and a laundry list of other macroeconomic concerns, cost control is taking...
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    Your Guide to Inventory Optimization: What it is and How to Utilize it to Gain Value for Your Business
  • As a CFO, you have a lot on your plate. You’re tasked with reducing costs to improve margins, assessing and mitigating...
    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.

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    5 Ways CFOs Can Improve Margins in Their Supply Chains
  • A trusted supply chain is essential to meeting your customer needs and business goals. Your supply chain has to be agile...
    Nari Viswanathan
    Nari Viswanathan
    Sr. Director, Product Segment Marketing, Coupa

    Nari 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.

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    Coupa Customers Lead the Way in Building Innovative Supply Chains
  • Sixty-nine percent of companies report lacking full visibility in their supply chain, compared to only 6% that have it. A lack...
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    How To Maximize Your Omni Supply Chain Strategy
  • What’s the one thing businesses, carriers, brokers, and shippers want? Consistency. But in today’s volatile logistics environment, this can be hard...
    Michael Zimmerman & Mike Rockett
    Michael Zimmerman & Mike Rockett

    Michael Zimmerman, Partner at Kearney, brings deep logistics, procurement, and operations expertise to clients globally. His supply chain consulting expertise covers logistics, network optimization, transportation, procurement, software implementation, change management, and team building.

    Mike Rockett is a sourcing and bid optimization specialist and has been helping Coupa customers find value with Coupa Sourcing Optimization the past 3.5 years. Before that he spent 6+ years at LLamasoft (now Coupa Supply Chain) in services, product management, and sales after stints in industry with Boeing and J.Crew.

     

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    5 Ways to Accelerate Sourcing Agility
  • The old way of managing purchase orders (POs) may be putting you and your business at risk You want to know...
    Nari Viswanathan
    Nari Viswanathan
    Sr. Director, Product Segment Marketing, Coupa

    Nari 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.

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    Built on the Market-Leading BSM Platform, Coupa Releases Purchase Order Collaboration to Support Direct Procurement and Complex Spend
  • When it comes to supply chains, the last few years have exposed real global vulnerabilities. But supply chain leaders have risen...
    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.

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    Innovating Toward a Resilient and Agile Supply Chain
  • While artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots might be dominating the news, AI is already integrated into our lives. It assists us while...
    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.

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    Introducing the Artificial Intelligence Assistant for Supply Chain: Supply Chain Prescriptions
  • The pandemic caused a boom in warehousing demand, which was precipitated by a shift in inventory strategy from just-in-time inventory to...
    Dr. Brian Schaefer
    Dr. Brian Schaefer
    Director, Solution Delivery, Coupa Software

    Brian Schaefer is a Director in Solution Delivery at Coupa Software, where he is responsible for multiple supply chain projects with the Department of Defense and commercial companies. He also teaches about optimization and forecasting to Masters in Engineering Management students at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Just-In-Time Or Just-In-Case?  Inventory Management Strategies for Defense-Critical Supply Chains
  • A Real-World Example Supply chain design technology needs to be supported with a thriving center of excellence to help inform better...
    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.

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    Driving Supply Chain Efficiencies With a Center of Excellence: A Real-World Example