BME – Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics

At a glance

The BME promotes a dialog between business and academia, both on the demand and the supply side, by providing the necessary networks for communication and knowledge exchange. The association is open to all company types from any sector (industry, trade, banking/insurance, public sector, service providers, etc.).

Areas of activity

The BME primarily offers knowledge transfer in the fields of materials management, purchasing and logistics. The Association also promotes the scientific development of new methods, procedures and techniques and provides relevant implementation support. BME also helps members to enter and develop new markets across the globe.

The Association is involved as an active partner in joint projects undertaken with government ministries at the federal and state levels, business federations, universities and other research institutions.

The BME has a special initiative for students and young professionals. It includes a mentoring program, salary benchmarking, legal advice, a nationwide network, reductions to top events and university awards.

Facts and figures

The BME has above 9.000 individual and corporate members that represent:

  • about 5.94 million employees in Germany,
  • purchasing volume of 1.250 trillion Euro
  • and an overall sales of 2.980 trillion Euro.


If you are interested in the BME, please contact:

Alina Tillmann

E-Mail: alina.tillmann(at)


For students and Young Professionals: