The Institute of Operations Management has joined with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK and will in future operate as a membership body within the CILT (UK).
The IOM will continue to operate as an Institute within an Institute with dedicated and focussed qualifications, training programmes, membership categories, events and activities designed to appeal to the specific needs of operations managers, students and other members of the profession. The current post nominal designations will continue as these provide unique gold standard identification for all professionals.
The complementary nature of IOM activities in the field of manufacturing logistics, business process design and operation and upstream supply chain management coupled with the CILT strengths across the range of logistics and transport activities will, it is hoped, enable the IOM and CILT to develop an ideal partnership for the future. The IOM suite of qualifications and well developed training portfolio will add considerably to the joint offering to students and employers not only in the UK but across the world.
CILT(UK) Chief Executive Steve Agg says: ‘I’m delighted to welcome the members of the IOM into our community and predict a great future for us all. It’s business as usual for everyone.’
The Institute of Operations Management is the professional body for persons involved in operations and production management in manufacturing and service industries in the UK.