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 professionals through its comprehensive suite of Qualifications and Programmes across the region which includes Multinational Firms, ICT Conglomerates, Governments, and the Armed Forces.
SIPMM is recognised for developing the Official Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in 1998, and 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.
SIPMM is a leading global professional body that champions sustainable logistics, procurement and supply chain practices. Our purpose is to empower our members to make a positive impact on society, the environment, and the economy by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to master the challenges of the future. We strive to be a member-centric organisation that fosters a culture of continuous learning, innovation, and collaboration, enabling our members to lead with purpose and make a meaningful impact in their organisations and communities.
- Promote sustainable logistics, procurement and supply chain practices among our members and the broader community, with a view to fostering a culture of sustainability that supports the long-term wellbeing of society, the environment, and the economy.
- Advocate for policies that support the growth and development of the logistics, procurement and supply chain profession, with a view to making a positive impact on the profession and the wider business community.
- Provide our members with the resources, support, and networking opportunities they need to succeed in their careers, with a view to placing our members at the center of everything we do.
- Foster a sense of purpose among our members by promoting the advancement of the logistics, procurement and supply chain profession, with a view to contributing to the success of our members and the wider business community.
- Provide our members with access to cutting-edge research, training programmes, and professional development opportunities that enable them to master the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving profession, with a view to promoting mastery of skills for the future.
SIPMM is a professional body committed to advancing the logistics, procurement and supply chain profession through its core values of sustainability-focused, impact-driven, purpose-led, member-centric, and mastery of skills for the future. With a focus on promoting sustainable practices, advocating for policies that support the profession’s growth and development, and providing its members with the resources and support they need to succeed, SIPMM is a trusted partner for logistics, procurement and supply chain professionals seeking to advance their careers and make a positive impact on their organisations and communities.
SIPMM recognises the importance of sustainable practices and strives to promote sustainable logistics, procurement and supply chain practices among its members. SIPMM aims to foster a culture of sustainability that supports the long-term wellbeing of society, the environment, and the economy.
SIPMM is driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the logistics, procurement and supply chain profession. This involves promoting best practices, providing education and training opportunities, and advocating for policies that support the profession’s growth and development.
SIPMM operates with a vivid purpose – propelling the advancement of the logistics, procurement, and supply chain sectors, thereby directly enriching its members’ careers. This clear objective infuses every SIPMM action, strategy, and initiative, illuminating the path towards professional success.
SIPMM champions a member-first philosophy, making its members the heartbeat of its operations. The body is committed to delivering resources, fostering a supportive network, and offering invaluable opportunities that empower members to thrive and excel in their professional journey.
Mastery of Skills for the Future
SIPMM emphasizes lifelong learning, equipping members with future-ready skills through access to advanced research, comprehensive training, and professional development opportunities, fostering adaptability and success in a rapidly evolving professional landscape.
During the intensive studies at SIPMM, learners will develop professional skills, values and attitudes that are the desired attributes of SIPMM Graduates.
The competency of each SIPMM graduate is reflected in the abilities to demonstrate:
Sufficiently high level of competence skills relating to industry practices and best practice techniques, with substantial depth in the scope of the specialised skills acquired during training at SIPMM.
Ability to evaluate information through in-depth analysis relevant to forecast for planning or research purposes.
Interpersonal skills that are useful to solve organisational and work-related problems through analytical reasoning, critical thinking and effective collaborations.
Responsibility and accountability for effective job performance, as well as the achievement of group outcomes.