An Integrated Management System to PAS 99

It doesn't matter if you are only running a quality management system and perhaps an environmental management system then you should consider looking at the benefits that an integrated management system will bring. Management Systems should be simple and sustainable. They should not be built around procedures and work instructions nor confused with policy after policy.

The very best management systems now follow a process lead focus. Certainly ISO 9001:2008 is a totally different product to BS 5750. It is also significant to notice that ISO 14001:2004 and the Information Technology Standards such as ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 20000-2: 2005 now recognise the benefits of a common management system framework and recognise the that for ISO certification to be more attainable standards have to move away from being too prescriptive.

The purpose of any Management System is to deliver agreed objectives on time to an agreed quality and price and to do this in such a way that ensures that it can be repeated and sustained. By definition this is achieved by a series of linked processes/activities that can be controlled, understood, and repeated by others, supported by administrative activities which create a logical flow from beginning to end.

The purpose of an Integrated Management System is to produce a holistic single management system, from a number of separate management systems, to ensure that the delivery of agreed objectives on time, to an agreed quality and price, is done in such a way that ensures that it can be repeated and sustained in the most cost effective way and still provides compliance to any single system. By definition this is achieved by creating a single common management system framework, which takes into account the requirements of any of individual management systems being combined, and creates a series of linked processes/activities that can be controlled, understood, and repeated by others, supported by administrative activities, which create a logical flow from beginning to end.

Find out more about the Sapira Process and how it was born by reading Case Study 4 or reading the Chronology Page