International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM)

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History

14 May 1974, London (UK), as International Federation of Purchasing and Materials Management (IFPMM) -- Fédération internationale de l'approvisionnement et de l'achat -- Internationale Vereinigung für Einkauf und Materialwirtschaft -- Federación Internacional de Compras y Dirección de Materiales, when International Federation of Purchasing (IFP), set up 15 May 1965, New York NY (USA), in succession to International Committee of Purchasing, set up 1964, London, merged with European Federation of Purchasing (EFP), created 18 Oct 1958, Düsseldorf (Germany FR).

Aims

Further the principles and practice of purchasing and materials management as a basic and distinct function of the management structure of industry, trade and public undertaking; promote, encourage, undertake and coordinate study of problems affecting purchasing and materials management and further relevant solutions; ensure the highest standards of business ethics of those engaged in the profession; promote and encourage development of personal capabilities of all involved in purchasing and materials management activities; provide a recognized body through which purchasing and materials management can be represented in matters of international interest; encourage and assist development of national associations and national education schemes; assist in founding national associations in countries where such bodies do not as yet exist.

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Activities

Supports the programmes of national associations and helps in particular those which are developing towards a professional standard. Organizes world congresses and supports regional conferences and congresses sponsored by national associations. World Certification Programme; Eurodiploma Educational Scheme; Certificate of Competence. Acts as a clearing house for information on members' research activities; sustains flexible specialized groups. Annual awards: Garner-Thémoin Medal; Maple Leaf Award to increase the availability of written communication among member associations; Lew Spangler - Purchasing Professional Award; Hans Ovelgönne Purchasing Research Award. Hans Ovelgönne Fund supports important research projects and development programmes.

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 38 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

C1989

Last News Received

2018
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