• When I started my career in the late 1990s, the supply chain was a cool place for math geeks! As a...
    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.

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    How Math is Becoming Cool in Supply Chain — Again!
  • Not enough companies are measuring successes (or failures) when it comes to supply chain design. I consistently see a gap with...
    Mark Armstrong
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    Defining Metrics for Success in Supply Chain Design
  • When Spendsetter Julie Scott-Bryant was brought in as Group Chief Procurement Officer for AXA, she immediately focused on streamlining operational efficiencies...
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    AXA Group CPO, Julie Scott-Bryant, Speaks About the Journey of Transformation
  • Support the move from passive reporting to the active influencing of spend by harnessing the power of Environmental, Social, and Governance...
    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.

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    How to Extend Supply Chain Sustainability Across Procurement
  • Donna Wilczek recently posted about a Coupa customer who saved $300M (versus their current spend) on a single sourcing event. This...
    Michael Watson & Arne Andersson
    Michael Watson & Arne Andersson

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

    Arne Andersson (Ph.D. in Computer Science) is VP of engineering at Coupa Software. He was one of the founders of Trade Extensions, now Coupa Sourcing Optimization (CSO). Apart from 20+ years in advanced eSourcing, he has an academic background within algorithms and optimization. He has been Chair Professor and Head of Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. Arne is a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and he serves in the program committee for Information, Communication & Systems Technologies in the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

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    $300 Million and a Nobel Prize
  • President Biden signed a wide-ranging Executive Order on February 24th geared towards ensuring the resilience of America’s supply chains. One of...
    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.

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    5 Ways to Bolster Success of Executive Order for Semiconductor Supply Chains
  • The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed vulnerabilities in the supply chains of global enterprises everywhere. This is motivating...
    Coupa
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    Understanding the Future of Global Supply Chains
  • With much of the world focusing on the present disruption to their operations or, at best, looking forward, we are seeing...
    Andy Fox
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    Why Now? The Power of Root Cause Analysis in Times of Change
  • To compete as a global business and avoid compliance headaches, it's imperative to keep on top of global invoicing trends. Today...
    Abigail Myers-Antiaye
    Abigail Myers-Antiaye
    Senior Product Compliance Manager, Coupa

    Abigail Myers-Antiaye is Coupa’s Senior Product Compliance Manager. After receiving her Law LLB (Hons) Degree from University of Nottingham, she studied the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP University London in Holborn. For over five years, she has worked in Product Compliance with a specific focus on Invoicing and Global Indirect Tax Compliance, and has significant experience with helping companies understand and implement invoicing solutions in line with indirect tax rules.

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    3 Global Invoicing Trends to Watch
  • Five key takeaways from my session at the AI Supply Chain Summit in March 2021 The concept of a digital twin...
    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.

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    The Digital Supply Chain Twin: An Imperative for Supply Chain Resiliency & Relevancy
  • This is the final part of the 3-part series about how companies must evolve their Procurement Operating Model to the next...
    Michael van Keulen
    Michael van Keulen
    Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa

    Michael van Keulen (aka “MVK”), Coupa's Chief Procurement Officer, has been in finance and procurement for 20+ years at high growth global companies where he managed procurement transformations and digitized the procurement process, driving significant stakeholder value.  Michael is a procurement fanatic, passionate about elevating the role of procurement by applying best in class practices and enabling business spend management through the power of digitization.

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    Procurement Needs a New Operating Model, Part 3: Technology
  • Every day, we wake up dreaming of new ways for our customers to obtain maximum value through Business Spend Management. Value...
    Raja Hammoud
    Raja Hammoud
    Vice President, Product Marketing and Management, Coupa Software

    Raja has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space. She came to Coupa from Adobe Systems where she directed Product Marketing for its business process management business, resulting in Adobe's recognition as a leader in respective industry evaluations. Raja received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Computer Science with high distinction from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

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    Coupa Named to Fast Company’s 2021 List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies
  • What is the real cost to meet customers’ specific needs? How much will it cost to increase service levels or introduce...
    Coupa
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    Cost to Serve: A Framework for Profitability and Customer Excellence
  • M&A as a business growth strategy could be on the rise in 2021, having a positive impact on economic recovery following...
    Coupa
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    3 Ways to Be Successful in Merger and Acquisition Activities with Supply Chain Design & Planning
  • Even though it is a common term and has been around for a long time, there is a lot of confusion...
    Michael Watson
    Michael Watson
    VP of Artificial Intelligence, Coupa

    Mike Watson heads the AI COE at Coupa, he has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and 20+ years of experience leading global supply chain business teams. Mike co-founded Opex Analytics and grew the company to success in the AI market prior to integrating with LLamasoft and now Coupa.  He is also an adjunct professor at two masters programs at Northwestern University and the co-author of two books (Managerial Analytics and Supply Chain Network Design).

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    How Coupa Defines Artificial Intelligence