Mobile-based supply chain management software for informal micro-enterprises at the base of the pyramid

Over 60% of global employment is informal

2020 PemPem user growth in
Riau Province, Indonesia

What is PemPem?

PemPem builds mobile-based supply chain management software for micro-enterprises in commodity industries of developing and emerging economies.


Our mission is to support a transition out of the informal, cash-based economy into a digital, technology-based one that brings greater efficiency and profit to the value chain, traceability to the supply chain, and sustainability to the sector.

Why the informal economy?

60% of global employment is informal, which means that a large fraction of the global population does not have access to digital tools and organizational structures that help organizations thrive in today’s world. This comes with many downstream consequences, including lack of financial inclusion, missed economic opportunities, human rights abuses, a growing digital divide, and no supply chain transparency. PemPem aims to close these divides through the mobile-based social ERP tools it develops, and the doors that these tools open. 

Our product focuses on four key pillars:

  • buyer-supplier marketplace

  • micro-enterprise operations management

  • micro-enterprise formalization & traceability

  • micro-enterprise financing.


PemPem stems from Pemasok-Pembeli
Supplier-Buyer in the Indonesian language