An integrated management system (IMS) integrates all systems and processes, and standards of an organisation into one single comprehensive framework, allowing the organisation to function as a single unit with clear, unified goals. An effective IMS reduces the time and effort required by multiple management systems and enables those processes to be mixed so that they include all Standard-specific criteria at the same time. Let’s have a look at the main elements of an IMS and see how it benefits our business.
Quality management system
A quality management system (QMS) comprises a set of policies and processes that are required for successful planning and execution in a company. A quality management system focuses mainly on customer satisfaction regarding the quality of products/services a company offers.
Safety management system
A safety management system defines and constantly improves an organisation’s performance in terms of its health and safety environment. The primary goal of a safety management system is to ensure workers’ safety at work.
Environmental management system
Environmental Management System (EMS) refers to a series of processes and procedures that allow a company to minimise its environmental impact while increasing its operational efficiency. By successfully implementing an environmental management system in your organisation, you’ll guarantee that you’ll make little or no threats to the environment.
Information security management system
An Information Security Management System specifies how your organisation’s information security should be organised and managed so that only trustworthy members access the company’s top security information.
What are the benefits of an Integrated management system
Obviously, implementing an integrated management system has several advantages that take you one step closer to higher customer satisfaction and more sales. Here are three main benefits an integrated management system brings to a business.
It goes without saying that an integrated management system improves a company’s performance by considering and creating a balance between all sectors. ITM guarantees efficient management by taking into account each and every aspect of the business and simultaneously improving them.
In many cases, certain sectors of a business are either overlooked or overly emphasised. In either case, the end result will be extra costs for the company. A successfully implemented IMS brings all aspects of a business together. Therefore, in such a system, all sectors move in the same direction. This means that all costs are planned ahead, and no money will be wasted in any sector.
Successfully implementing an integrated management system entails a coherent and coordinated system where no sector of the business is overlooked. Consequently, all sectors will receive the required amount of attention and improvement. The end result will be a fully-organised system with everything in its right place.
How can we help?
If you run a business in Australia and want to implement an IMS, you’re in the right place. IntegPro offers the best and most efficient way of implementing systems from start to certification and beyond as per international standards. Waste no time and reach out to one of our experts and discuss your plan with us.