About Us

Chartered Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management is an examining and professional body since 2005 and was formally incorporated under the Companies And Allied Matters Act, 1990 as the Corporate Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management with Corporate Affairs Commission as a company Limited by Guarantee.

Later the Institute presented her Bill for Chartered-ship in Fourth Republic, 8th National Assembly Second Session No. 8, House of Representative, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Order Paper Wednesday 20, July, 2016. Chartered Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management ( Establishment) Bill, 720, 2016 – Segun Alexander Adekola.

The Institute is also approved by Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria, as a professional and examining body to regulate the training and dedicated to the practicing of warehousing, stores, and materials management as an aspect of supply chain management within the membership framework throughout Nigeria.

Associate Membership

Applicants should have completed his/her first degree in one or any of the following Specialised Management areas, appropriately in Logistics and Supply Chain Management such as Operation, Project, Logistics, Production, Transport, Shipping, Import/Export, Procurement, Stores, Warehousing, Supply and Materials Management disciplines etc. Also, those with relevant qualifications and/or with 1 to 3 years work experience and supervisory occupations.

Full Membership

Applicants should have completed his/her Master’s degree in one or any of the following Specialised Management areas, appropriately in Logistics and Supply Chain Management such as Operation, Project, Logistics, Production, Transport, Shipping, Import/Export, Procurement, Stores, Warehousing, Supply and Materials Management disciplines etc. Also, those with relevant qualifications with 5 to 8 years work experience and supervisory occupations.

Role of warehouse & its impact on Supply Chain

In the present context of global business scenario, the management is constantly on the lookout for enhancing efficiency, performance and the profitability. The manufacturing has always been closely monitored activity while the sourcing and the distribution are becoming complex and challenging. The distance between the supplier, manufacturer and the consumers is ever growing. With the increase in product range, customer base, customer demand, the performance of an organization is challenged. The one strong emerging trend is the optimization of the Supply Chain process, in which the Warehousing is becoming a differentiator for success.

The warehouse support has become an integral part of the strategic decision making process. The function of a warehouse from mere storage concept has now developed in to a multifaceted activity centre. The variety of the value added service that is being provided is enabling many organizations to optimize their resource and profits. Needless to say the demand for value addition activity is also continuously increasing for achieving the customer satisfaction. The warehouse is now looked as profit centre even by the organization managing their own warehouses.

The Supply Chain at various stages is adopting different tools and techniques to suit their functions and requirement to optimize their overall efficiency. Manufacturing adopts to Milk Run, Kan Ban, Two bin system, JIT, Postponement decisions, Lean concepts, etc. The marketing team adopts to strategies like Hub & spoke, Channel distribution, direct marketing, promotional sales, etc. The after sales aims at least down time of their product and high customer satisfaction by various SLAs and AMCs.