Australian Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (AIPMM)
was created for people and organisations that have the determination
to improve their professional skills and performance. It served
as the peak professional organisation fulfilling the needs of purchasing
and materials management in Australia.
Williams was appointed to the role of national Professional Development
Manager and tasked with the responsibility of expanding AIPMM's
training programs from fifteen to nearly one hundred. He strengthened
the links with Central Queensland University and made several representations
to state and federal governments concerning public sector procurement.
published a bi-monthly magazine, Australian Purchasing and Supply,
is sent to all members and through forums and special interest groups
encourages the exchange of ideas and individual knowledge.
AIPMM has local committees across Australia who organise regional
members and individuals working in the purchasing and materials
was wound-up in 2005 to facilitate its merger with the UK Chartered
Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).