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June 30, 2020 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM (EST)
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An Overview of Integrated Management System (IMS)

In today's competitive business environment, streamlining operations is essential to achieve intended outcomes. Key principles of lean management include eliminating redundancies and consolidating systems. Implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) provides a framework for doing just this.

An Integrated Management System consolidates two or more management systems from different disciplines into one system for easier management and operations. Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001) and Safety (ISO 45001) Management Systems are often integrated and managed as an IMS. These systems are integrated with linkages so that similar processes are seamlessly managed and executed without duplication. When you integrate your management systems, you reduce duplication and improve efficiency.

Integrated management systems provide greater benefit than running separate management systems in parallel. The benefits of an IMS includes but not limited to continual improvement, optimal management, cost saving, process efficiency, reduction in training, implementation and auditing time and harmonized practices. This presentation will emphasize on benefits of IMS and methodology of integrating Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001) and Safety (ISO 45001) Management Systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • What is an Integrated Management System?
  • Which management systems can be integrated?
  • How different management system can be integrated?
  • What are the examples of Integrated Management System?
  • What are the benefits of an integrated management system?

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