• What is the real cost to meet customers’ specific needs? How much will it cost to increase service levels or introduce...
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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...
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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
  • Optimization, by definition, provides the single best answer given a prescribed set of inputs and a specific objective. The power of...
    Dan Kogan
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    Performing a Sensitivity Analysis in Network Optimization
  • COVID-19 continues to have an impact on businesses of all sizes from revenue, to work from home, and delayed or broken...
    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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    COVID-19 Broke Business Supply Chains, Coupa Software is Helping Customers Re-build with Community 
  • With ongoing disruptive events adversely affecting supply chains and business trade, your avocado toast could be in danger! Move over apples...
    Coupa
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    5 Unique Aspects of the Avocado Supply Chain
  • With so much effort focused on cost minimization, modeling service can often be relegated to the backburner. However, the rise of...
    Dan Kogan
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    Modeling Service in Network Optimization
  • Growing companies reach a point where ERPs alone no longer cut it. They fall short in effectively helping businesses reduce their...
    Kelly Casey
    Kelly Casey
    Field & Account Based Marketing Marketing Manager, Coupa

    Kelly Casey holds a B.A. from Arizona State University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    3 Ways Finance Organizations Extend the Value of Their NetSuite ERP with Coupa
  • With the continued rise in supply chain complexities and market disruptions, formulating accurate demand predictions becomes a key element in supporting...
    Coupa
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    PECO Pallet Improves Forecast Accuracy and SI&OP with Demand Analysis Tool
  • Advancements in digital technology and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have changed the decision-making processes followed by modern business enterprises...
    Clara Quigley
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    How to Deliver AI to Your Business Users — Fast
  • Do you ever feel like you’re living in a box at work? Is this box holding you back or limiting your...
    Vanessa Cisz
    Vanessa Cisz
    Content Development Manager, Coupa

    Vanessa Cisz is a B2B storytelling professional with more than 15 years of experience in helping organizations convey the real value of their technology solutions. She holds degrees in creative writing as well as English and German literature.

    Read time: 3 mins
    Empowering a Community of Women to Own Their Voice
  • I recently met with Stacy, director of demand planning at a large apparel company. The dinner conversation turned to the role...
    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: 4 mins
    Next Generation Forecasting on a Digital Platform
  • Private equity has undergone significant shifts thanks to ongoing pandemic pressures — and the change isn't over. As noted by research...
    Kristen Rigby
    Kristen Rigby
    Senior Director, Coupa Alliances

    Kristen Rigby leads Coupa’s Private Growth Alliance Community with responsibility for valued added alliances programs with the Mid Market, Private Equity, and Venture Capital spaces. With over 20 years of technology experience, Kristen is a passionate advocate for customer success and long-term, value-based client relationships.

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    Layer by Layer: Building Community and Coopetition in Private Equity through BSM Data and Collective Intelligence
  • "What is procurement?" is a question I am frequently asked. The short answer is that procurement helps a company make purchasing...
    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 2: Talent
  • The holy grail of supply chain design is to have a high-fidelity ‘digital twin’ at your fingertips. From this living model...
    Dan Kogan
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    Automating the Model Building Process