The Singapore Institute of Materials Management (SIMM) was incorporated in 1980 as a non-profit and self-supporting independent educational institution, with quality as its corporate emphasis. SIMM has since grown to be a premier institution offering Logistics, Supply chain Management and E-commerce education for the industry training professionals and assisting also in the conversion of manpower for personnel not in the Logistics and Procurement field or industry.
The primary objective of the Institute is to establish and to maintain a high standard of knowledge and excellence in the field of Logistics and Procurement. The secondary objective is to promote and foster the study, research and development on Logistics and Materials Management on all aspects from Purchasing and Supply Chain Management to applying latest E-commerce technology and practices to the field of Logistics and Purchasing.
Besides conducting various graduate diplomas, advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates, SIMM is also actively providing practical training through workshops, in-house programs and seminars to upgrade professional knowledge and experience of members and corporate companies staff. SIMM also organises regional Conference such as the Asia Pacific Logistics Conference (APLF) and is also a representative lead organiser for the Procurement Event for the bi-annual Globaltronics International Electronics gathering.
SIMM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management (IFPMM). SIMM also works with the authorities and various government bodies such as IE Singapore (International Enterprise) and Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore in various projects in the areas of Logistics and Procurement to further advance the interests of the industry and country development.