Procurement Optimization Blog

  • An Entrepreneurial Approach to Procurement Service Desk Management
    December 19, 2012

    On a recent visit to a client’s headquarters, where Shelby is engaged in a variety of different capacities, I heard high praise for our team that handles Procurement Service Desk operations in an outsourced capacity. I wasn’t surprised at the…

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  • What the Aberdeen “CPO’s Agenda” Report Does and Doesn’t Reveal
    December 17, 2012

    I have been reviewing “The CPO’s Agenda for 2012…and Beyond” since it was released by Aberdeen in October. Having monitored this valuable study for years, I was struck by the following highlights: “Alignment of procurement strategy with organizational objectives” is…

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  • Big Data Vs. More, Better Data
    October 19, 2012

    What trend has been a major driver of technology M&A deals for the past three years, has experienced a five-fold increase in search term activity since 2011 and was the topic of more than 100,000 tweets just last month? The…

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  • As much as things change…
    June 29, 2012

    Having just experienced a brand refresh here at Shelby, we’ve spent a fair amount of time lately thinking about change. Of course, we’ve witnessed far-reaching changes in the procurement field since founding the company a decade ago. These include the…

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