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IMS Certification

IMS Certification

IMS Certification

Introduction to Integrated Management System

The number of management systems has risen dramatically in recent years, reflecting the needs and demands of more and more organizations looking to improve their performance across a wide range of areas and sectors. And most companies have more than one, hence to integrating management system standards – whether they be from ISO or not – IMS Certification has just been updated.

From improving quality to energy efficiency, environmental performance or even occupational health and safety, the use of management systems has grown rapidly in recent years, reflecting increasingly complex operating environments and contexts. The quest for continual improvement and sustained performance has prompted the need to help organizations through effective management system design that is agile and integrated, to respond and grow.

Many organizations benefit from multiple management systems to help them ensure their systems and processes are in line with their objectives and help them maintain their business model through ever-changing environments.

 

What is IMS Certification-Integrated Management System;

An integrated management system is a management system that integrates all of an organization’s systems and processes in to one complete framework, thus enabling an organization to work as a single unit with unified objectives.

 

Why Integrated Management System -IMS Certification

  • Be consistent within the organization.
  • Improve internal and external communication.
  • Avoid duplication and gain cost savings.
  • Expose conflicting objectives.
  • Identify and rationalise conflicting responsibilities and relationships.
  • Gain a structured balance of authority/power.
  • Focus organization onto business goals.
  • Create a formalisation of informal systems.
  • Harmonise and optimise practices.
  • Identify and facilitate staff training and development.

What are the benefits it brings to business:

  • Business Perspective
  • Improve Efficiency & Effectiveness
  • Reduce Costs & Manage Risk
  • Reduce Audit Time
  • Maximize Resource Utilization
  • Develop a System Approach
  • Demonstrate Linkage to Business, etc.

Which management system standards can be integrated

Typically:

  • ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management)
  • ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) 
  • ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety Management)
  • ISO 50001:2018-Energy Management
  • ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management ) 
  • ISO 22000:2018 (Food Safety Management)
  • ISO 20000:2011 (IT Service Management)

To Whom IMS Certification is applicable:

IMS can be implemented in all Manufacturing like Quality, Environment, Health & Safety and Energy etc,) Quality, Food Safety and Environment, for Medical Devices, Quality, Medical device Quality and Health and Safety, Service industry like Quality, Information Security & IT service etc,    

 

IMS Consulting road map …

The key steps in implementing the IMS are:

Step 1   Gap Analysis & Implementation Plan

Step 2   IMS Organization Structure

Step 3   Team Building & Training

Step 4   Identify Key Activities

Step 5   Identify Common Requirements

Step 6   Documentation (Level 1 & 3)

Step 7   Kick-off Implementation

Step 8   Internal Audit

Step 9   Management Review

Step 10 Improvement Actions

Step 11 Certification (Stage-1) Audit

Step 12 Certification (Stage-2) Audit

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