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Microsoft Corporation Earns Certification
to the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard
Procurement Organization Becomes First Group
to Achieve Industry Recognition for Managing Indirect Spend
We are pleased to announce the procurement organization at Microsoft Corporation has met the qualifications to be certified to the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard. Earning certification to the Standard demonstrates an organization’s commitment to excellence and validates their achievement of high performance for quality, efficiency, value, and stakeholder satisfaction.
The COPC Indirect Procurement Standard:
A Performance Management System
for Indirect Spend
The COPC Indirect Procurement Standard was developed specifically for indirect procurement operations, providing well-defined processes and outcome-based metrics in five areas: leadership and planning; business processes; support processes; people processes; and performance. By following the guidelines in the Standard, you will create an efficient and high-performing operation, providing indirect goods and services at an optimal value, while balancing cost, quality and risk.
Get external validation that your organization is meeting benchmark levels of performance with well-designed and consistently executed processes by achieving certification to the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard.
Learn best practices for strategically managing your indirect spend. We offer a one-day executive review of the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard, and a four-day intensive training covering all areas of the Standard.
Improve supplier performance, optimize indirect spend and increase internal satisfaction. From spend analysis to customer/supplier satisfaction assessments and sourcing strategies, we will help you transform your procurement operation.
“The Right Way to Procure
Indirect Materials and Services”
by Sime Curkovic and Jayanth Jayaram
Indirect spend is often neglected within a procurement organization and can be performed by a variety of different departments. There are few well-defined processes and fewer outcome-based metrics for indirect procurement.
This article in Supply Chain Management Review addresses these points and discusses how and why the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard was created. The authors examine the drivers and challenges to guide strategic efforts toward indirect procurement success, and conclude with a set of key lessons learned.
Read the full article