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2 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Integrated Management Systems Author: Dr Rhys Rowland-Jones

3 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Session Plan What do we mean by an integrated management system? Why should management systems be integrated? Management systems. A word of caution on IMS. Considerations for the Integrated Management Process. Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 99. Breaking down the structure.

4 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action What do we mean by an integrated management system? Integrated means combined; putting all the internal management practices into one system but not as separate components. For these systems to be an integral part of the company's management system there have to be linkages so that the boundaries between processes are seamless. An integrated management system (IMS) is a management system which integrates all components of a business into one coherent system so as to enable the achievement of its purpose and mission. –Source IQA.2007

5 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Why should management systems be integrated? Be consistent within the organization. Improve internal and external communication. Avoid duplication and gain cost savings. Reduce risks. 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.

6 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action MANAGEMENT SYSTEM System to establish policy and objectives and to achieve those objectives. Six common elements – Source: ISO Guide 72 –Policy –Planning –Implementation and Operation –Performance Assessment –Improvement –Management Review There are no national or international standards for integrated management systems. Source: ISO 9000:2000

7 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action What does a system comprise of ? The controlling factors through which the business process is realized. Remember that: –A system is a collection of sub-systems. –A subsystem is a collection of processes. –A process is a collection of tasks. –An activity is the smallest parcel of work to be carried out by a person or group of people. –A procedure is just a way of doing things.

8 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Which Management Systems standards can be integrated? Typically: –ISO 9001 (Quality Management) –ISO (Environmental Management) –OHSAS (Occupational Health & Safety) –ISO/IEC (Information Security) –ISO (Food Safety) –ISO/IEC (IT Service Management) –Source BSI-Global 2007

9 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM A management system to direct and control an organization with regard to quality ISO 9000:2000 The ISO 9000 family of standards was revised in December 2000, and comprises of:  ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems fundamentals and vocabulary installation and servicing  ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems requirements  ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems guidelines for performance improvement  ISO 19011Guidelines on Quality and Environment Management Systems Auditing

10 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Environmental Management Environmental management is seen today as an increasingly important aspect of the business process There are three types of Environmental Management System/ Schemes: –ISO Environmental Management System standardISO –EMAS - EU Eco-management and Audit SchemeEMAS –BS 8555 STEMS – Environmental Management Systems – Guide to phased implementation of an EMS including the use of environmental performance evaluation.BS 8555

11 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Management System Targets QMS -The Customer EMS-Stakeholders, Regulators OH&S-Primarily Employees

12 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Internal factors External factors Initial and periodic status review Policy AuditOrganising Planning and implementin g Measuring performanc e Information link CONTROL LINK Flowchart of a generic management system

13 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Product Continual improvement of the quality management system Customers (and other interested parties) Requirements Management responsibility Resource management Measurement, analysis and improvement Product realisation Output Satisfaction Input Source: BS EN ISO 9001:2000 Key: Value adding activity information flow Customers (and other interested parties)

14 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Typical QMS Structure STANDARD - ISO 9001 OR SIMILAR QUALITY MANUAL Policy, objectives, organization, outline of quality system PROCESS DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES INSTRUCTIONS FORMS Processes, practices, responsibilities, interfaces Detailed instructions on how to carry out specific tasks Quality records Design IT Support Installation Training

15 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Commitment Initial Review Policy organization and Personnel Regulations Register Objectives and Targets organization and Personnel Management Manual Audits Records Reviews Operational Control Schematic diagram of the stages in the implementation of an Environmental Management System Source: British Standard 7750:1992

16 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action A word of caution on IMS Before looking at integrated management, you should consider the management structures and styles within which it must be embedded. You need, therefore, to assess how effectively and efficiently the organization is currently managed in a general sense. There are many factors which affect how it operates.

17 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Considerations for the Integrated Management Process The extent to which integration should occur. The political and cultural situation within the company. The levels of competence necessary. Legal and other regulatory requirements. Clear objectives for the integration project.

18 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 99 PAS 99 is a Publicly Available Specification of common requirements for management systems that can be used as a framework for an integrated management system. Organizations with more than one management system can view PAS 99 as an aid to achieving a single holistic management system. PAS 99 takes account of the six common requirements for management systems standards outlined in ISO Guide 72; guidance document. These 6 common requirements are: Policy Planning Implementation and Operation Performance Assessment Improvement Management Review –Source BSI-Global 2007

19 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Functional decomposition breaks down activities according to what is done, rather than how it is done, and is probably the most common strategy. Role decomposition breaks down things according to who does what, it can be an easy and useful starting point, but is likely to constrain improvements if it is maintained. Subsystems decomposition divides systems first by major subsystem. This is useful when these subsystems are largely independent of one another. Lifecycle decomposition breaks down a system first by the phases of activity. Again, this is most useful when these phases are clearly defined and relatively independent. Breaking down the structure – a Decomposition Strategy

20 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Understanding your business Decide on the viewpoint you intend to take in attempting to describe your business process. Engineers may have a particular viewpoint, sales staff may think slightly differently, administrators with differing criteria. Multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams may provide the overall viewpoint which you need

21 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Understanding Management Systems A QMS does not in itself decide the technical or commercial specification of a product, but establishes disciplines that assist in the consistent attainment of quality requirements. An environmental management system (EMS) requires in the main that an organization identifies and registers its environmental effects, while promoting continual environmental improvement, but does not need to comment on overall environmental performance.

22 Integrated Management Systems Standards in Action Conclusions Integration of management systems is an organizationally specific proposal. Necessary to achieve understanding of key business process. ISO has recognised wishes for integration in management system design.


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