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Welcome to our Institute

In June 1972, 18 persons of Senior Executive level in the field of Purchasing and Materials Management in Government Departments, Defence Services, State Corporation and leading Mercantile Firms met to discuss the establishment of an Institute to foster the professional development of the Purchasing and Supply Functions in Sri Lanka
On 24th October 1972 the Institute of Supply and Materials Management was established, thus fulfilling a long felt need. The Institute was ceremonially inaugurated with a well attended seminar in early 1973 at the Auditorium of the Central Bank by the then Minister of Foreign and Internal Trade, Hon. T. B. Illangaratne


ISMM was incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 03 of 1981 on 29th January 1981. In 1980 ISMM was affiliated to the International Federation of Purchasing & Supply Management (IFPSM) based in UK. IFPSM is the world body encompassing 45 National Associations having around 250,000 Supply Chain Management professionals engaged in different sectors and levels worldwide. In recognition of its expertise the ISMM was able to obtain the membership of the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA) on 03rd September 1976. Since then ISMM plays a vital role in OPA activities. ISMM is also registered under the Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) under reference P01/0160. In 2001, ISMM was affiliated to the International Trade Centre (ITC) and licensed to conduct its MLS-SCM programmes in Sri Lanka and in 2014 ISMM was able to obtain the ISO Quality Management System Certificate from Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI)."








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