MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc. has become the first first company in the U.S. and the first automotive supplier globally to achieve the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Procurement Excellence Program's Standard award for its purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
The Standard award is the result of an assessment of Dana's procurement practices and supply-chain operations by an independent third party against internationally respected standards, Dana said in a statement.
The assessment focuses on five areas, including leadership and organization, strategy and policy, people, processes and systems and performance management.
"Dana is built on a culture of continuous improvement, and benchmarking our purchasing activities against other global companies helps to ensure that we leverage industry best practices to the benefit of Dana and our customers," said Craig Price, senior vice president of purchasing and supplier development. "This recognition from CIPS demonstrates our continued commitment to the ethical, efficient, and sustainable sourcing of materials and services."
The Standard award is given to companies that have demonstrated robust, effective governance for assurance and compliance in its supply chain, Dana said.
"Big congratulations to our colleagues at Dana for their sterling efforts in making the grade for the Procurement Excellence Programme award," Bill Michels, vice president of CIPS Americas, said. "It is not an easy route to take a good hard look at procurement processes from beginning to end, develop skills and talent and ensure that responsible and ethical procurement is high on the agenda. But I hope they continue with their journey with us to continually improve and demonstrate their commitment to world-class procurement."
More than 300 organizations globally have participated in the program. The Standard certification is valid for a two-year period.