INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Instead of having different systems in an organisation all operating as silos, they can be integrated into one high level structure and management framework enabling the core processes to function as one system with improved communication to all organisational staff, role-players and stakeholders. As a result, the organisation will operate effectively with common goals and objectives and all operations will contribute to the achievement of those organisational objectives.
The integration of policies, processes and procedures in the implementation of management systems enhances our ability to meet customer needs. Integrated planning of our production processes or services offered by our organisation delivers benefits of increased effectiveness and efficiencies often leading to cost reductions and contributing to the process of continual improvement.
Some examples of Quality Management Systems that can be integrated are:
- ISO 9001 -Quality Management System
- ISO 14001-Environmental Management System
- ISO 45001-Occupational Health and Safety Management System
The following are the benefits of the Integrated Management Systems approach:
- synchronized alignment to the accomplishment of the organisations’ objectives,
- maximising available resources and support functions
- identifying and monitoring common organisational risks and hazards,
- eliminating duplication of effort and procedures.