Coherent management that serves suitably to all the dimensions of enterprise operations is a distant dream. In spite of refined thought development in the business management and front line business studies being imparted in the institutions, the ground level applicability is not optimized. To address this challenge, the concept of integrated management has been developed and its practical dimension is offered by the specialist agencies that provide ISO management systems consultancy. ISO or ‘International Standards Organization’ is a global body that has worked out the benchmarks to be adhered by the business and other entities for the purpose of ensuring quality, environmental sustainability and other desirable attributes.
What is integrated management?
ISO also offers mandated protocols in different segments separately like ISO 9001 for quality assurance, ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety of the workers and many more. The seeking entity may or may not possess these certifications from ISO. However, by ensuring integrated management in its operations, it moves closer to these mandates; while the real and ultimate gain is achieved in the form of efficiency optimizations. Integrated management systems consulting is oriented towards allowing the business or any other organization to align its operations and functional portfolios in such a manner that these are consonant with the best practices offered in various ISO benchmarks. When this is secured effectively then all the aspects of business management fall in line with the desired standards.
How integrated management is achieved for the organization?
ISO management systems are attempted while touching upon some of the basic attributes and necessities. Most such systems are worked out considering the quality assurance (9001), environment management (14001) and workers safety (45001). These frameworks are then combined with the sectoral standards in which the firm operates and also the core management techniques that have been outlined by the thinkers in the yester decades. A custom derived management plan is then developed by the specialist agency so that all the aspects of operations are addressed well and no gaps are left out. Such a management system is therefore ‘integrated’ because it connects with the different requisites and also works on the loopholes that are found in the form of supply chain leakages, corruption avenues, warehousing wastage, sourcing/sales economy from the backward/forward linkages etc. These shortcomings remain latent even when the specific ISO benchmarks are met securely. However with integrated management, all such issues are removed at the root.
Demand increasing for IMS consulting services!
Integrated management systems consulting service has found demand and relevance in the business sectors where maladministration and poor inferences eat up the real potentials. With integrated management, the zones of conflict, overlaps, coordination gaps and departmental isolation are removed thus ensuring a continuum that runs throughout the hierarchy and sections of the organization. No wonder, efficiencies are ushered and profits are increased with such integrated management! However, the correct assessment of the operational dynamics is warranted to develop the best and matching model of IMS for the client.
Dynamic and generic transition towards efficiency
ISO management systems are executed generically and often in phases! The consultant agency works to ensure the adherence along different segments in a coordinated manner. The organizational metamorphosis occurs gradually rather than overnight. Dynamic overseeing of the entire transition is done so that no deviations are developed during the implementation of plan. When all the factors are taken care of, an efficient management model is produced that resonates well for quality, safety, sustainability and other sought after attributes.