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The “Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Association of Thailand”, formerly the “Thai Purchaser Club”, was set up in Bangkok in November 1988 with just a handful of members. Today this body has many professionals as life members and many more active members (total of 7,000 members as of June 2004) dedicated to enhance the professionalism in purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management functions.



  1. Center for excellence in purchasing & supply chain management technology
  2. Certification body for purchasing & supply chain management professional
  3. Center for coordination and exchange of experience and knowhow among professionals.



PSCMT is an autonomous body with no links to political groups or trade unions. Instead, it is strengthened by elite, intelligent, and successful professionals. It is an informatory source in PSCM and related fields for its members and the general public including issuing various types of certification.

PSCMT has been a success story, thanks to the overwhelming supports from overseas allied associations, which help it keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management around the world.

Training and Certification Programs

As part of ongoing activities, the Association has conducted several seminars and in-house training programs for the benefit of all members and general public. PSCMT has received an overwhelming response from local industries and has secured wider recognition for the importance of purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management functions.

In 1992, a training and testing center has been established with the support from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), formerly National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) in the USA, who offers certification programs in Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.).

In 1994, PSCMT has started offering its own certification courses, e.g., Certified Purchasing Supervisor (C.P.S.) and Certified Purchasing Knowledge (C.P.K.) with overwhelming responses (over 1,000 graduates as of beginning of 2004)

In 2000, with the coordination of International Trade Centre, ITC - UNCTAD/WTO and other allies from more than 30 countries, Thailand was first to hold the training for the International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (IPSCM) certificate in various levels, e.g., Certificate in IPSCM, Advanced Certificate in IPSCM, and Diploma in IPSCM, and had exceeded their expectation among other participating countries.

Recently in 2003, PSCMT has joined hands with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) of the United Kingdom in order to establish training and testing center for Certification in Purchasing and Supply, which has begun in 2004.


The Association publishes and distributes free of charge the “Purchasing & Supply Chain Vision”, a monthly professional newsletter covering various aspects of purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management including modern trends and research activities of the industry.

Association Logo

PSCMT firmly believes that the abilities and commitments of the council members, along with the undivided support of members, will help achieve the goals of the Association. True to its Thai style, the traditional logo of the eagle, the “King of Birds”, holding a basket in its mouth, symbolizes strength, business, and sharp vision. Its flying pose symbolizes a readiness to act.



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