Philippine Institute for Supply Management
PISM was founded in 13 November 1968 as a non-stock, non-profit organization. The main purpose of which is to provide a forum where purchasing executives can meet to network professionally; discuss, find and share business solutions to common operational challenges and strategic issues confronting their respective businesses and/or those of the national economy.
In response to industry demands and public clamor, the association renamed itself in November 21, 1988 as the "Purchasing and Materials Management Association of the Philippines" (PMMAP) so as to include materials management and inventory planning and control practitioners into its fold.
Globalization and trade liberalization came about which necessitated another change in the corporate name. In 30 October 2002, it was officially known as the "Philippine Institute for Supply Management" (PISM) to fittingly reflect its evolution as the country's premiere professional association of supply management practitioners covering the four pillars of Supply Management: Purchasing; Logistics; Demand & Replenishment; and Customer Service.
Mission: To be the key contributor to our member companies' success and to the country's global competitiveness by championing the upliftment of the supply management profession and the continuous development of its practitioners to the highest ethical and world-class standards.
Vision: To be an acclaimed world-class prime mover and resource center of supply management and leadership excellence in Asia.
Through the years, PISM has continuously upheld its high training standards for purchasing; logistics; and supply management practitioners and be at par with global academic norms for excellence by partnering and linking with world class innovative academic institutions (Asian Institute of Management; Ateneo de Manila University; De La Salle-College of St. Benilde; and University of Makati; Jose Rizal University; Technological Institute of the Philippines; Angeles University Foundation).
Additionally, PISM successfully inked official affiliations with globally renowned institutions like the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM); and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), based in Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A., for its international professional competency certifications (C.P.M. / CPSM).
From its humble beginnings, PISM today has grown to about 300 member companies, ranging from multinational global players and local conglomerates belonging to the top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across various industries; and has established active PISM provincial chapters in Cebu, Davao and Negros Occidental.
Through the years, PISM sustained the dynamic involvement and enthusiastic commitment of its members through regular monthly Board of Trustees Meetings; bi-monthly General Membership Meetings; annual SUPPLYLINK Conference & Exhibits; and timely Industry Group Fora wherein participants are enjoined to collaboratively leverage their respective professional expertise, technical knowledge and business skills to help change the Philippine supply management landscape for the better.
More importantly, PISM continue to contribute significantly to the long term profitability and growth of its member companies via transforming and empowering the workforce by increasing their productivity and competencies accordingly.
To sustain its tradition of leadership and legacy of excellence, PISM instituted the "GAWAD SINOP" annual search for the most outstanding and exemplary achievers among supply management practitioners in 1994.
As part of its continuous "value creation" endeavors, PISM in partnership with the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management (SOFSM) and Asia-Pacific Centre for Research initiated the publication of the invaluable narrow-casting business tool: Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) Philippines in July, 2008.
Thus, PISM stands out today as the acclaimed preferred supply management education and advisory partner of the business community; the academe; the government sector and the general public.