• Supply chain leaders often tell us they’re increasingly concerned about risks in their supply chain. They’re worried about everything from risks...
    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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    Risky Business: Supply Chain Risks and the Questions You’re Not Asking Your Suppliers
  • Futureproof. That’s the word Coupa is naming as the Business Spend Management (BSM) word of the year. From climate change to...
    Coupa
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    2022 in Review: The Top BSM Stories of the Year
  • Originally Published November 9, 2022 – Updated December 22, 2022. He’s making a list. He’s checking it twice. He’s running it...
    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: 5 mins
    5 Things Santa Needs for a Stress-Free Holiday Supply Chain
  • Is the traditional way of sourcing outdated? What are the limits of focusing primarily on cost when it comes to creating...
    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
    How Sourcing Can Respond in Dynamic Markets to Drive Supply Chain Value
  • Today's post is co-written by Dr. Madhav Durbha, VP of Supply Chain Strategy at Coupa, and guest author Dr. Adeel Najmi...
    Dr. Madhav Durbha & Dr. Adeel Najmi
    Dr. Madhav Durbha & Dr. Adeel Najmi

    Dr. Adeel Najmi — Chief Product Officer at SourceDay
    Dr. Najmi loves the outdoors and enjoys painting. Adeel has guided successful digital transformations at over 25 Fortune 500 companies. 

    Dr. Madhav Durbha — Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Coupa Software
    Dr. Durbha and his Coupa team help 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: 8 mins
    Dr. Madhav Durbha and Dr. Adeel Najmi_Supply Chain Strategies for the New Abnormal: How to Survive (and Thrive) with Coupa and SourceDay
  • Just over two years ago, we announced that Coupa had acquired LLamasoft: a day I remember like it happened yesterday. Throughout...
    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: 7 mins
    The Road Ahead: Two Years After LLamasoft’s Acquisition
  • Imagine you’ve finally figured out the right balance of inventory: just enough to meet customer demand, but not so much you’re...
    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: 5 mins
    Designing for Supply Chain Resilience with Nestlé
  • Today, Forrester has named Coupa as a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Collaborative Supply Networks, Q4 2022. This report is aimed...
    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
    Coupa Named a Leader in Forrester’s Wave for Collaborative Supply Networks
  • Supply chain resiliency and sustainability are top priorities for CEOs today. But to achieve these goals, corporate leadership must spur a...
    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.

    Read time: 6 mins
    3 Essential Strategies for Gaining Business Value Through Collaborative Supply Networks
  • It would be an understatement to say that the global economy is facing significant challenges today. One particular challenge receiving a...
    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.

    Read time: 4 mins
    5 Ways Your Supply Chains Can Thrive in an Inflationary World
  • When I found out Coupa was going to receive a Customers’ Choice distinction for supply chain planning, the first thing that...
    Andrew McCarley
    Andrew McCarley
    VP Global Customer Value Management, Coupa Software

    Andrew McCarley is the Vice President of Customer Value Management at Coupa Software, where his team of Value Directors are tasked with helping Coupa customers achieve increased realization of value through their existing entitlements. Prior to Coupa Software, Andrew held various positions in the Software, CPG, and Retail industries, including LLamasoft, Opex Analytics, S.C. Johnson, Starbucks, and Unilever. Over the past 17 years, Andrew has helped organizations deliver incremental value through supply chain and digital transformations, S&OP implementations, COE development, and software implementations. In 2022, Andrew was an SDCExec's Supply Chain Pro to Know award winner. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Logistics from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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    Coupa Receives Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice Distinction for Supply Chain Planning
  • Today's post is written by guest author David McClintock. At EcoVadis, David leads content, communications, and data thought leadership to inspire...
    David McClintock
    David McClintock
    Marketing Director at EcoVadis

    At EcoVadis, David leads content, communications and data thought leadership to inspire and galvanize sustainable business action and impact worldwide. His career has focused on developing and scaling technology/SaaS businesses from startup through scale-up. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

    Read time: 6 mins
    EcoVadis and Coupa: Streamlining Supplier Sustainability in Supply Chain Management
  • On August 25, California approved new rules that would end the sale of new gas-powered-only vehicles in the state by 2035...
    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.

    Read time: 5 mins
    What California’s New Electric Car Law Means for Global Supply Chains
  • A new briefing paper from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, in association with Coupa, calls out several major points supply chain...
    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
    HBR Harvard Business Review: Beyond Disruptions: Building the Next Generation of Resilient Supply Chains
  • Originally Published to SpauldingRidge.com September 2022 Despite a “peak season,” there is truly no downtime for retail supply chain these days...
    Joe Kontak
    Joe Kontak
    Director, Spaulding Ridge

    Joe Kontak is a Spaulding Ridge Director focused on supply chain initiatives for Anaplan and Coupa. Prior to joining the firm, he spent 9 years leading supply chain operations and digitization efforts in the Food & Bev, CPG, and Chemicals industries. His functional experience spans from plant-level manufacturing to E2E logistics network design.

    Read time: 7 mins
    The Chain Reaction Behind Retail Supply Chain Disruption