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How to Build Partnerships and Ecosystems at a Global Scale with Supriya Iyer

Ninaad Acharya, Dan Coll, Supriya Iyer

Episode Description

In today’s episode of the eCom Logistics Podcast, we welcome Supriya Iyer, Director of Google Global Networking Supply Chain & Commercial Operations at Google. For this part of our Women in Supply Chain, Retail, and Ecommerce series, we dive into the power of value chain, establishing reliable partnerships, and operating network at scale.

Supriya talks about the need for transparency and establishing connections, especially with today’s global ecosystem in supply chain. She shares her insights on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and other innovative solutions in the industry today.


Supriya leads Supply Chain and Commercial Operations for Google’s Global Networking division, with a focus on predictable materials supply and operations to operate the network at scale. She is a business leader with 20+ years of experience in transforming value chains and growing small teams into mature organizations to deliver high-quality products and services. Supriya also enjoys fast-paced and dynamic environments and has lots of experience in balancing this with fostering a people-first culture and stakeholder engagement.

Previously, she has held global leadership positions at VMWare, GE, and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). She embraces the values of integrity, inclusion, belonging and leading with empathy. Supriya is passionate about bringing and growing diverse talent into Google in both technical and business roles.

Supriya holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Mathematics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, and traveling.


  • 01:55 How Supriya’s journey in supply chain and logistics started
  • 09:54 There are specialized lines of GCP solutions that are centered on supply chain
  • 17:06 Utilizing AI/ML in today’s world
  • 26:12 Tackling partnerships in the supply chain ecosystem
  • 34:55 Leaning into sustainability at a global scale


12:10 Know when GCP can come into place – Supriya: “So there is a maturity before you are able to truly leverage AI/ML. So I just want to focus about, know your data, know what you need to run your business, make sure that data health is in a good place, and then you can leverage AI and ML, right?”

33:00 Leverage third-party solutions if they make sense – Supriya: “You don’t have to be vertically integrated, you can rely on partnerships. Not in every location, I do not want to manage our own warehouses and do all of that. So there are great partners who specialize in this. So who has the latest when it comes to technology? Who has the best practices and the best people who do it day in and day out?”

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