The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) was established in 1976 as a membership organization for professionals engaged in procurement and supply chain management. Commencement of the Supplies Practitioners Management Act, on 30th October 2007, elevated KISM to the status of a National Body, and legally mandated it to oversee registration, regulation, training, promotion of standards and handling of disciplinary issues concerning professionals in the fields of procurement and supply chain management, in Kenya's private and public sectors.
The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management is mandated through the "Supplies Practitioners Management Act 2007" to support development of the Procurement and Supplies Management profession in Kenya by promoting application of set standards, best practices and professionalism across all sectors.
The Institutes overriding task is to nurture and build the supply chain management profession, all the while instilling discipline, ethics and order in the practice of this function within private and public procurement sectors in Kenya. This first strategic plan is meant to reorient the Institutes attention to enhancing supply chain management professionalism in Kenya.
The turning milestone came on 6th June 2000 when a nine member special task force led by Chris Oanda was appointed by the Ministry of Finance. It presented a Draft Supplies Management Practitioners Bill to the Permanent Secretary to the Minister of Finance. This Bill forms the basis of reengineering the procurement profession in Kenya but is currently pending and awaiting tabling in parliament.
KISM is run by a board, with an executive branch which deals with the day to day affairs of the organization. Members meet once a year to review KISM activities and events while the board meets once a month to coordinate activities and events. Sub-committees exist in various sectors and these are run by professional volunteers from appropriate technical expertise areas.
The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management envisages being the National body in procurement and supply chain management in Kenya.
This would mean that KISM would regulate the procurement profession in Kenya, in-conjunction with the PPD, being the leading supply chain professional association and trainer in Kenya that instills discipline and enhances ethical practices in both the private and public sectors.
The Goals and Objectives of KISM
The results we need to achieve:
For more information on KISM contact us through:
Williamson House, 1st Floor
4th Ngong Avenue, Nairobi
Tel: (20) 2733537, 2733547, 0721 244828, 0733 333226
Fax: (20) 2733550