The Benefits of an Integrated Management System
Many organisations wish to be able to monitor the activities of all areas at all points of time. Whilst this is achievable with strict presence and careful surveillance it becomes quite a daunting task to monitor all the functions of a company. With many different views, to keep a constant check of it becomes difficult to even know which elements of an organization are working at their optimum potential and which are sadly lagging behind. But by implementing an integrated management system a business can at all points of time know what departments are functioning in the proper manner and which are not. FBX Solutions has supported many IMS installations in the past and our past client experiences exhibit many benefits of an integrated management system. With an Integrated Management System in place, businesses are better positioned to take efficiency notes of all the different management systems within the organisation and have them focused towards a single goal. Integrated management systems therefore can be implemented by organizations in any sector and of any size. Organizations therefore should consider this step to lower implementation, management and certification costs thus simplifying their maturing management systems. Therefore, and integrated management system can bring many benefits to an organization, such as lower certification costs, fewer interruptions to the organization, reduced documentation, streamlined processes, and more consistent objectives across multiple systems.
Benefits of an IMS include;
- Assist with decision making by providing a more complete view of the impact of the quality, environmental and health & safety programs on business performance
- Avoiding overlapping responsibilities and duplication of effort
- Support better planning and allocation of available resources, leading to improved work flow and operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
- The migration of disparate management systems into one harmonised system
- Reducing the amount of documentation, providing all relevant information in one central portal
- Facilitating the development of coordinated solutions to problems identified in different work areas
- Combining audits to fully or partially integrate the requirements of different audit criteria within a single set of documentation, policies, procedures and processes