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Module 1: High Level Analysis on Integrated Management System (IMS)

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Introduction to Integrated Management System (IMS)

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Integrated Management System is a single structure for management system utilized by companies to manage their organization's processes or activities that converts inputs into a product or service which comply the organization's objectives and equitably satisfy the interested party's quality, health & safety, environmental, security, ethical or any other special identified requirement. Integrated management system usually refer to the integration of quality (QMS), environment (EMS) and occupational health and safety (OH&SMS) management systems. Because normally companies integrate three systems which are QMS, EMS, OH&SMS. However there is no defined rule companies can integrate as many systems they want and as per their needs. However this diploma course covers three systems i.e. QMS, EMS & OHSMS for the integrated management systems (IMS).

 

The variables that conclude the integration levels are the operations, size, competition, institutional setting, kind of system and all these depend on the needs of the companies as well as the needs could be determined by all these factors. Companies can attain numerous management systems, can start from the Quality Management System and then of-course opt for environment (ISO 14001), and Occupational Health and safety (ISO 45001). Moreover then they can surely opt for other management systems such as social accountability (SA 8000) or energy management system (ISO 50001) or other industry specific systems such as medical devices sector (ISO 13485) and energy management system (ISO 50001). All the above activities are opted in an endeavor to enhance profit and go towards a more sustainable development.