Research Program


On 4th April 1997, Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM) and Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) jointly funded and set up the Centre for Research in Materials Management (CRIMM), which is the first ever of its kind in supply chain management in the Asia-Pacific region.

CRIMM is headquartered in the academic hub of Kolkata with the sole focus of advanced research in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management.

It has offices in various IIMMs regional centres located at Vadodara (West), Delhi (North), Chennai (South) and Nagpur (Central) to facilitate the researchers to pursue fellowship and also to cover the various activities of CRIMM from other parts of India under supervision from the Headquarters.

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The Centre has been set up to provide for the following –

  • Promote research in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain & Materials Management, which is of significance in the twenty first century.
  • Enroll and guide researchers to carry out quality research assignments leading to award of Fellowship in Materials Management/Supply Chain Management.
  • Provide linkages between academics, business and the industry professionals of purchasing and supply.
  • Design research projects in line with the industrial needs.
  • Organize active participation of Materials Managers in the industry towards designing research/ study for advancement in the field of materials management.
  • Take up industrial research project work / consultancy and MDP’s in Materials Management (including in-house) for developing world-class materials management system.
  • To render professional support to industries in problem solving projects, development activities, trouble shooting in Materials Management / Supply Chain Management, systematize materials control for effective management of the total supply chain, etc.


Admission Criteria and Selection Procedure

Total Course Fees and Duration

Application Procedure

Summary of CRIMM

Industrial Research

List of MM/SCM Research Projects