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.

Lesedauer: 7 mins
The Chain Reaction Behind Retail Supply Chain Disruption
In the recent months, several leading retailers reported mounting inventory challenges. This current inventory issue is due to three major factors...
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.

Lesedauer: 6 mins
5 Steps to Tackle the Excess Inventory Challenges
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.

Lesedauer: 4 mins
The 4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Supply Chain
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
Lesedauer: 5 mins
What Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Is and How It Can Benefit Your Business
How has COVID-19 affected supply chains? Supply chains have taken center stage today in the business world. In fact, the inflationary...
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.

Lesedauer: 7 mins
Minimize Risk in the Supply Chain: An Urgent Call to Business Leaders
L’optimisation des stocks est de nos jours plus essentielle que jamais, alors même que les approches en matière de gestion des...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 6 mins
Optimisation des stocks et supply chain
Inventory optimization is more essential than ever — even as managing inventory is at a crossroads. On the one hand, customers...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 4 mins
Why Inventory Optimization Matters for Your Supply Chain
Bestandsoptimierung ist heute wichtiger denn je – gerade jetzt, da die Inventarverwaltung am Scheideweg steht. Auf der einen Seite erwarten Kunden...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 5 mins
Warum Bestandsoptimierung für Ihre Supply Chain wichtig ist
Being demand driven and focusing on demand forecast accuracy is a key tenet of supply chain success. However, one mistake that...
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.

Lesedauer: 3 mins
Build Resilience in Supply Chains by Modeling Multiple Demand Futures
Der Erfolg einer Lieferkette wird durch der Fokus auf den Bedarf und genaue Prognosen für künftige Nachfragesituationen gesichert. Unternehmen machen jedoch...
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.

Lesedauer: 3 mins
Weniger störanfällige Lieferketten durch Modellierung von unterschiedlichen Nachfragesituationen
In today’s world — where 56% of organizations say they experienced at least moderate disruption to their supply chains from the...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 5 mins
The Power of the Digital Supply Chain: Breaking Things Down
Supply chains faced unprecedented challenges and disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey conducted by Interos, more than 90% of...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 4 mins
Everything You Need to Know About Supply Chain Resilience
Establishing effective Business Spend Management (BSM) processes has proven critical for enterprise adaptability. Coupa’s BSM platform has evolved to become a...
Nigel Pegg
Nigel Pegg
VP and General Manager of the CoupaLink Technology Ecosystem

Nigel is the VP and General Manager of the CoupaLink Technology Ecosystem. With more than 20 years leading and delivering world-class software, he’s obsessed with all things platform, ecosystem, and partnerships.

Lesedauer: 8 mins
Introducing the Coupa App Marketplace
At its core, working capital management is a corporate strategy designed to ensure a company is operating as efficiently as possible...
Coupa
Lesedauer: 7 mins
The Fundamentals of Sound Working Capital Management
Global retailer American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) chose Coupa to help overhaul its end-to-end supply chain processes, and by doing so, achieved...
Charlotte Lilley
Charlotte Lilley
Head of Global Customer Marketing, Coupa Software

Charlotte Lilley is the Head of Global Customer Marketing at Coupa Software. She's on a mission to make sure every company is customer centric. Connect with her on customer marketing, community building, and being a female founder on LinkedIn.

Lesedauer: 2 mins
American Eagle Outfitters Transforms its Supply Chain into a Business Enabler