Integrated Management System Courses

Integrated Management Systems

Integrate your management systems to reduce duplication and improve efficiency. If you are currently running separate management systems, get in touch to see how you could make potential savings.

In today's competitive business environment, streamlining operations is essential to keeping overhead costs low. Key principles of lean management include eliminating redundancies and consolidating systems. Implementing an integrated management system provides a framework for doing just this. When you integrate your management systems, you reduce duplication and improve efficiency.

Integrated management systems provide greater benefit than running separate management systems in parallel. If you are currently running separate management systems, get in touch to see how you could make potential savings.

What are Integrated Management Systems?

An integrated management system is a single system designed to manage multiple aspects of an organization’s operations in line with multiple standards, such as those for quality, environmental and health and safety management.

Most businesses already have systems — either formal or informal — for dealing with these issues; however, what many managers don't realize is the degree to which they are duplicating processes or creating unnecessary extra work for their staff. Ultimately, safety, environmental management and quality control have many common points, and all work towards the goal of making your organization more effective and efficient.

In practice, an integrated management system involves merging existing formal systems and implementing specific best practices organization-wide.

Benefits of Integration

In an integrated management system, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Successfully integrating your management systems can have a number of very tangible benefits for your organization, including:

  • Avoiding duplication of effort
  • Making more effective use of senior management time
  • Using resources to implement and manage systems in a more efficient manner
  • Achieving more cost efficient certification
  • Reducing audit fatigue

Annex SL and Integration

Annex SL is the document that defines the high level structure for all ISO management systems standards. Annex SL is designed to better facilitate the use of integrated management systems, providing organizations with the tools they need to streamline current protocol, encourage standardization and transform existing management systems into an integrated model.

The common structure has been introduced in the latest ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, and will also be used in ISO 45001 (the replacement of OHSAS 18001). This will make the standards more compatible and enable more effective integration. Aside from the other benefits of consolidation, adopting integrated management systems now will ease the transition into this model.

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