Following petrol shortage
President of the Institute of Supply and Materials Management Nalin Silva has, in letters addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga, offered the professional expertise of ISMM to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to help avoid another fuel crisis and streamline the procurement process.
The ISMM has said it can make available its Supply Chain experts to introduce best practices, fail proof supply chain methods and procurement principles to prevent breakdowns in the fuel supply chain flow.
The ISMM was established in 1972 and incorporated by Act of Parliament No 3 of 1981. Since then it has been conducting supply chain education programmes at certificate level and a three-year Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management. It also conducts the International Diploma in Supply Chain Management on behalf of the International Trade Centre, Geneva as the franchise holder in Sri Lanka. The ISMM has been a member of the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) since 1976. Some of its Past Presidents have headed the OPA.
The ISMM has been providing consultation services for the last two decades or more to many organisations. Some of the public sector organisations which have benefited from its expertise are the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, the Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Police. Over 40 private sector organisations have sought consultation services as regards problems related to their warehouses, procurement or supply chains.