Founded on 24th October 1972, the Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) is the leading specialized institution which fosters the professional development of Purchasing and Supply function in Sri Lanka. It was registered as a company under Section 19 of the Companies Ordinance in 1978 with the Registrar of Companies. Recognition of its expertise led the ISMM to obtain the Membership of the Organization of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka in 1976 and the ISMM was incorporated by the Parliament by Act No. 3 of 1981. The ISMM is affiliated to the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management which is the world body encompassing 48 national associations having more than 250,000 professionals engaged in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes the Corporate Membership of the ISMM with three years experience in an executive capacity as equivalent to a First or Second Class Honours Degree relevant to the field of Supply Chain Management awarded by a recognized university.
To be the most sought after Professional Institution in the field of Procurement & Supply Chain Management in the Region.