Integrated Management Systems
What is an integrated management system?
A single system that combines all related requirements together into one system for easier management and operations. An integrated management system can save time and improve overall effectiveness when multiple certifications are required.
Some small companies have a need for multiple certifications to meet customer contractual requirements or to meet the needs of different industry sectors. By coordinating these certifications together, there can be a number of important benefits to the organization:
Less duplication of effort and costs
Reducing conflicting objectives
Eliminating overlapping responsibilities
Alignment of goals
Leveraging best practices across the organization
While not required for certification, an integrated management system can pay dividends when multiple certifications are required.
Some of the more common combinations of ISO and related standards are as follows:
Because of several shared requirements of these various standards, many elements can be merged together such as:
Objectives and Planning
Corrective and Preventive Action
Document and Records Control
Integrated management systems can be implemented by organizations in any sector and of any size. Organizations consider this step to lower costs and simplify their maturing management systems.
Consulting Support for Integrated Management Systems
Core Business Solutions has qualified consultants with qualifications for multiple standards and experience with efficiently combining them into an Integrated Management System. Support for Integrated Management Systems is available through our Full-Service Consulting Program.
For more information about our consulting support for the Integrated Management System, please call our consulting office at 866-354-0300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.