The Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) is the nation’s professional body for the LPS sector – the sector which includes professionals in Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain. Since its founding in 1972, SIPMM has trained over 100,000 LPS professionals through its comprehensive suite of Specialised Qualifications, Executive Development Programmes as well as Specialised In-House Workshops across the region – which includes Multinational Firms, ICT Conglomerates, Governments, and the Armed Forces.
SIPMM is best recognised for founding the Official Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in 1998, and co-founding the Official China PMI in 2002. The Official Singapore PMI is the key barometer of the Singapore Manufacturing Economy, while the Official China PMI is widely regarded as a reliable indicator of the China Manufacturing Economy.
SIPMM co-founded the International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management (now known as the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management) in 1974 and has actively collaborated with industry chambers such as the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, the Singapore Procurement Federation and the National Trades Union Congress.
With over 4 decades of Progressive Professional Development in Singapore and the region, SIPMM is committed to supporting professionals and organisations be Future-Ready for the Future Economy.
Background History of SIPMM
December 14 2016
April 17 2015
SIPMM Initiating Online Course Project
SIPMM Academy initiated an online course project, to make available SIPMM specialized courses both in and outside Singapore. The project SIPMM Online Courses was scheduled to launch in July 2016.
November 17 2014
Strategic Collaboration with Trade & Industry Association Singapore
SIPMM Academy collaborated with Trade & Industry Association Singapore (TIAS) to provide business and professional development courses for the trade association, which has more than 2,000 members.
January 17 2013
SIPMM Established Educational Arm
With the gazette of the Private Education Act (Chapter 247A) in December 2011, SIPMM Academy was established as a separate entity to conduct SIPMM courses relating to purchasing, warehousing, logistics and supply chain management.
March 26 2012
SIPMM Established Corporate Training
SIPMM established a separate entity to conduct professional and specialized skills workshops that are conducted at hotels. The entity also conducts customised In-House Trainings that are delivered at the company’s premise.
May 12 2005
Strategic Collaboration With World Certification Institute in the US
SIPMM collaborated with World Certification Institute (WCI), a global body that is headquartered in Washington, to offer Competency Credential Awards.
October 26 2002
SIPMM Assisted CFLP To Develop the Official China PMI
SIPMM assisted the China government and its professional association, China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) to produce the official China PMI. The launch was a huge success for China.
July 8 1998
Launch of Singapore’s PMI in 1998
SIPMM successfully conducted pilot trials to produce the Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing industry. The Singapore PMI was made available to the public on January 1999. Since then, the monthly index has become a key barometer of the Singapore economy and is closely watched by economists, analysts and media agencies worldwide.
May 9 1997
Strategic Collaboration with Southern Cross University in Australia
SIPMM collaborated with Southern Cross University (Australia) to conduct the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with specialism in Purchasing and Logistics Management.
February 4 1993
Collaboration with RMIT University
SIPMM collaborated with RMIT University (Australia) to conduct the Master of Business (Logistics Management) degree.
July 20 1990
Academic Award Presentation at SIPMM Graduation in 1989
SIPMM top students receiving their academic awards from Mr. Henry Heng, former Administrator of SDF Secretariat, who later became the first Chief Executive of Council for Private Education (CPE).
January 28 1988
Pre-Launch Briefing Of SIPMM Diploma Courses with prospective students
SIPMM planned a launch of it own diploma courses with specialism in purchasing and materials management, as well as in logistics and supply chain management. Prospective students attending the Pre-Launch Briefing at SIPMM lecture room.
May 12 1987
Strategic Collaboration with University of North London
SIPMM collaborated with University of North London (formerly known as Polytechnic of North London) to conduct higher diploma courses that were awarded by the university. The photo above shows the MOU signing ceremony at SIPMM office in 1987 (Left: Mr Philip Price, the university representative and Prof. Poh from SIPMM).