Definition of IMS
An integrated management system (IMS) combines all related components of a business into one system for easier management and operations. Quality, Environmental, and Safety management systems are often combined and managed as an IMS. These systems are not separate systems that are later joined together, rather they are integrated with linkages so that similar processes are seamlessly managed and executed without duplication.
As a part of gaining ISO certification, it is important to have a good quality management system that not only meets the requirements of the standards, but that will also improve business processes and business outcomes.
In auditing Integrated Management Systems, Sci Qual International uses auditors who can audit across all relevant standards rather than sending in separate auditors to look at each individual standard. The only time we will use an audit team is where the size of the audit warrants a team to achieve the most efficient outcome. However all auditors will be able to work across the whole system. Not all certification bodies work this way and some will focus on the best utlisation of their resources rather than the best outcome for you the client.
The other critical factor in getting a good outcome from your ISO certification is the certification body you choose to conduct your audit.
Sci Qual International was the first certification body to be accredited by JAS-ANZ in 1993. Since that time, we have certified thousands of organisations and many of those clients have been with us for 20 years or more – a clear indication of customer satisfaction.
So, what is our value proposition versus other certification bodies?
A simplified certification process......Guaranteed
Having a simplified process doesn’t mean the audit won’t be robust - it will be. Our reputation and the integrity of the JAS-ANZ accreditation system depends on it.
However, dealing with many certification bodies is more complex than it should be and we guarantee that you will find us easy to work with.
- You will find us responsive from your first contact.
- You will find us flexible in meeting your needs.
- You will find our auditors are pragmatic and will add value to your business.
- You will have one point of contact through a dedicated client manager who will work with you to achieve positive outcomes. Your client manager will handle quotes, audit scheduling, liaising with your auditor and will answer any questions you have. They will take full responsibility for getting you the answers you need.
We know from our own experience and from that of our auditors, (who in many cases are contracted to other certification bodies) that our single point of contact offers a significant benefit to clients and eases the stress of the certification process.
Download this document for more information on Expanding a Quality System into an Integrated Management System
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