The Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) is an All India Professional Body established to promote excellence in various facets of Materials Management.
IIMM membership comprises a wide spectrum of professionals engaged in materials management, responsible for planning, sourcing, logistics and supply chain.
IIMM serves its Members, numbering about 10,000 (9000), through its 45 regional branches and 19(18) chapters spread all over the country.
IIMM is a Charter Member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). Atlanta, USA.
IIMM from India and similar national and regional bodies dedicated to the advancement of Materials Management in 48 countries are the Member Associations of IFPSM.
WORKSHOPS & TRAINING PROGRAMMES
The various branches of IIMM conduct EDP workshops on current and relevant topics in the field of supply chain management, public procurement, etc.. Customized training programmes are also delivered for larger organizations. Some of the organizations for which IIMM has provided training on public procurement to many Public Sector Undertakings.
IIMM regularly organizes important industry events which bring together professionals at senior and middle management levels from diverse industries and experts in the field to a common platform. Signature events include NATCOM (held annually at different locations), Asia-Pacific Conference, SCALE (conducted in Bangalore), DISHA (conducted in Mumbai) and SPECTRUM (held at Chennai) and SCOOPE at Delhi Branch.
IIMM runs the ‘Centre for Research in Materials Management’ in Kolkata in collaboration with The Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, the oldest management education centre of the country under the University of Calcutta
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & e-LEARNING COURSES
At the national level, IIMM imparts graduate diploma programs in materials management recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India and post graduate diploma programs in materials management recognized by the Distance Education Council (DEC). It conducts MBA (MM) courses in association with Punjab Technical University and MBA (SCM) courses in association with Karnataka State Open University.
In keeping with the rapidly changing industry landscape and developments in education technology, IIMM has launched two major new offerings – Expert Certification and E-learning:
The IIMM Expert Certificate is given to those who are able to meet the professional standards set by IIMM. This programme seeks to establish industry recognized standards for working professionals so that they may keep abreast of new developments in the areas of supply chain management, logistics and materials management.
The Institute has launched a series of foundation and advanced short-term certificate courses on the various aspects of supply chain management. Targeted at both fresh graduates and working professionals, these programmes provide a solid grounding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
Designed by highly experienced professionals in supply chain management, the courses are being delivered over the internet in an interactive format. These courses include case studies, projects and assessments.