About IIMM

About IIMM (Indian Institute of Materials Management)

Supply Chain Management Bangalore

The Indian Institute of Material Management - IIMM was introduced as an All India Body in 1975 by merging three professional associations - The National Association of Material Management (which until 1966 was known as National Association of Purchasing Executives), the Materials Management Association of India (earlier known as Purchasing Officers' Association) and the Material Management Association of Hyderabad. The merged body was called Indian Association of Material Management (IAMM), which was later changed to Indian Institute of Material Management (IIMM). The merger gave birth to an institution that in its current form is the only professionally recognized body for material management in India.

Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) with its Headquarters at Mumbai, is the National Apex body representing a wide spectrum of professionals engaged in various facets of Material Management responsible for planning, sourcing, logistics & supply chain management.

IIMM with its wide network of 44 branches and 19 chapters has over 8000 members drawn from public, government and private sectors. This body is dedicated to promote the profession of Material Management with its multifarious activities including seminars, workshops, in-house training programmes, research and consultancy.

IIMM is a charter member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), Atlanta,USA. It represents a worldwide unity of purchasing, materials management and logistics professionals. It has more than 1,50,000 members through its member associations in more than forty countries spread across six continents. Besides the institute is conducting a Graduate Diploma Course in Materials Management (GDMM) recognised by the Government of India. It also conducted a three-year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Materials Management (PGDMM) by correspondence. The institute also conducts courses such as Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) of Institute of Supply Management (ISM) USA, formerly known as National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM).

Besides IIMM has signed an agreement with International Trade Centre, Geneva (ITC-WTO/ UNCTAD) to offer the Modular Learning System on International Purchasing and Supply Management in India. The Institute has its Centre for Advanced Management Studies at Mumbai and Centre for Research in Materials Management (CRIMM) at Kolkata (Calcutta), besides promoting research in Materials Management the institute also collaborates with industry for furthering the professional advancement of Materials Management & its applications.

International Tie-ups

National President

Shri C Subbakrishna is the National President of

Indian Institute of Materials Management [IIMM] for the term 2011-13.