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Microsoft Earns Certification to the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard

WINTER PARK, Fla. and REDMOND, WA— (November 6, 2018)— COPC Inc., a global consulting firm that helps companies improve operational performance, today announces that the procurement organization at Microsoft Corporation has met the qualifications to be certified to the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard. Developed in 2017 by a team of industry leaders, the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard is a set of best practices and key metrics for any company seeking to strategically manage its indirect spend. 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.

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COPC Inc. Announces the IndirectPro™ Solution for Indirect Procurement

WINTER PARK, Fla. — (December 15, 2017)—COPC Inc., a global consulting firm that helps companies improve operational performance, announces the availability of IndirectPro™, a suite of services for indirect procurement organizations. Services include consulting, certification and training, with the first class, Best Practices for Indirect Procurement, to be held in March 2018. More information can be found at www.indirectpro.com.

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COPC Inc. Announces Indirect Procurement Standard And Certification Services

WINTER PARK, Fla. — (March 14, 2017) — COPC Inc., a global consulting firm that helps companies improve operations to transform the customer experience, announces the publication of the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard, a set of best practices and key metrics for any company seeking to strategically manage its indirect spend. The COPC Indirect Procurement Standard was developed as a collaborative effort by Microsoft Corporation, procurement executives from other leading companies, Western Michigan University, and COPC Inc. The Standard can be downloaded for free. COPC Inc. also announces the availability of certification to the Standard, which verifies a company is using best practices and meeting benchmark performance levels with its indirect procurement operations.

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In the News

Art of Procurement Podcast:
Dr. Sime Curkovic 
discusses the Indirect Procurement Standard
Dr. Curkovic, professor of supply chain management, Western Michigan University, shares the details of the COPC Indirect Procurement Standard, including the need, how it was developed and how it can be used.
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“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.
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