Quality Management System (QMS)
A quality management system (QMS) is a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. A QMS helps coordinate and direct an organization’s activities to meet customer and regulatory requirements and improve its effectiveness and efficiency on a continuous basis. ISO 9001:2015, the international standard specifying requirements for quality management systems, is the most prominent approach to quality management systems. While some use the term QMS to describe the ISO 9001 standard or the group of documents detailing the QMS, it actually refers to the entirety of the system. The documents only serve to describe the system.
Some of the benefits to your organisation:
- Provides senior management with an efficient management process
- Marketing opportunities
- Sets out areas of responsibility across the organisation
- Mandatory if you want to tender for some public sector work
- Communicates a positive message to staff and customers
- Identifies and encourages more efficient and time saving processes
- Highlights deficiencies
- Reduce your costs
- Provides continuous assessment and improvement
Some of the benefits to your customers:
- Setting organization-wide direction
- Fewer returned products and complaints
- Improved quality & service
- Delivery on time
- Right first time attitude
- Reducing waste
Environmental Management System (EMS)
An Environmental Management System is a systematic approach to environmental management aiming to protect the environment, fulfil compliance obligations and enhance environmental performance among many other objectives. The international standard provides a framework for the management system to protect the environment and respond to changes in environmental conditions.
ISO 14000 is a family of standards related to environmental management that exists to help organizations a) minimize how their operations (processes, etc.) negatively affect the environment (i.e. cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements; and (c) continually improve in the above. The Standard ISO 14001 is split up into sections, based on the plan, do, check, act model and each section contains several clauses which describes what an organisation must do to meet the requirements of the standard. The first few sections of the standard are concerned with the scope of the standard, references and definitions to support organisations looking to implement an EMS. The next seven sections contain the standard clauses. They include:
- Context of the organisation – involves assessing the needs of interested parties and determining the scope of your EMS;
- Leadership – highlights the importance of commitment and involvement from top management and has clauses about the delegation of roles and responsibilities and the requirements for an environmental policy;
- Planning –establishing environmental objectives and the processes necessary to deliver them in line with the environmental policy. Also includes clauses on determining environmental aspects and compliance obligations;
- Support – includes clauses on the resources required to operate an EMS, competency and awareness, communication and requirements for documented information;
- Operation –planning and controlling operations to minimize environmental impact and preparing for emergencies;
- Performance evaluation – monitoring and measuring the processes established through evaluation of compliance, internal auditing and reviewing it at a management level;
- Improvement – the last section contains clauses about responding to non-conformities and continually improving environmental performance.
It can be used as a
- process to revolutionize your business
- mechanism to enhance productivity
- tool to optimize your “contract with Mother Nature”
- purchasing criterion or vendor screening opportunity
- enabler of innovation and collaboration between companies
- passport to trade
- opportunity for professionalizing management
- succession tool preparing for transfer or sale of the business
- guideline for corporate reporting
ISO 22000: 2005
Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
Food Safety Management is an international standard providing guidelines for having food safety management system in an organization engaged in manufacturing, processing and packaging of food items for human consumption. In addition, the system is based on seven management principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), which are given below:
- #1 Conducting Hazard Analysis
- #2 Identification of Critical Control Points
- #3 Establishing Critical Limits against each CCP
- #4 Monitoring of the CCP’s against critical limits established
- #5 Establishing Corrective Actions for non-compliances
- #6 Record keeping
- #7 Verification of the processes
Our competent auditors are able to identify and suggest any organization positive changes for continual improvement of their food safety management system.
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS)
OHSAS 18000 is an international standard specifying requirements to improve the safety and health of your employees by identifying and reducing the risks in your processes that can lead to injury. Beyond this simple idea, it is good to highlight that there are other benefits, as outlined above, that can not only benefit your workers, but also improve the bottom line of your company by focusing on long-term advantages.
What are the benefits of having an OH&SMS?
Legal requirements complied : ISO 18000 implementation helps organization maintaining legal requirements related to workers health & safety at their work places.
Credibility and image of the company improves: As the certification ensures the workers health & safety, it helps in improving credibility and image over the cutomers of the organization.
Reduce employee turnover. It further reduces employees turnover as the confidence of the employees increases with the guarantee of health and safety so they would like to stay with the company for long times ultimately indirect profit to the organizations.
Process improvement. Continual improvement is an integral part of OHSAS 18001, and this can be used to help your organization make improvements and enhancements in your organizational processes. By involving your people in process improvements, you can find savings not only in health & safety, but also in the time and resources needed to do the work.
Energy Management Systems (EMS)
IS O 50001 is a voluntary International Standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to provide organizations an internationally recognized framework to manage and improve their energy performance. The standard addresses the following:
- Energy use and consumption
- Measurement, documentation, and reporting of energy use and consumption
- Design and procurement practices for energy-using equipment, systems, and
- Development of an energy management plan and other factors affecting energy performance that can be monitored and influenced by the organization.
ISO 50001 does require continual energy performance improvement but it does not include prescriptive energy performance improvement goals. Rather, it provides a framework through which each organization can set and pursue its own goals for improving energy performance.
Benefits of ISO 50001
- Reduce environmental impact
- Create transparency on how energy resources are Managed
- Be able to identify future projects that will integrate into your new structure
- Promote energy efficiency throughout your organization
- Establish positive external relations and public image
- Raise awareness and create greater employee stewardship
- Reduced operational and overhead costs lead to increased profitability
- Reduced air emissions, such as GHGs
- Increased assurance of legal, internal compliance
- Increased understanding of energy use
- consumption via defined methods, processes of data collection.
Medical Devices Quality Management System (MDQMS)
ISO 13485 is an international standard specifying some particular requirements for the organizations engaged in manufacturing and processing of medical devices. The quality management system for medical devices manufacturing and processing involves some particular requirements for the organizations with an intent for promotion and awareness of regulatory requirements as a management responsibility. It also provides framework for specific requirements for identification, traceability and validation of process for implantable medical devices and sterile medical devices.
Some key benefits for certification to ISO 13485 are :
- Faster Cycle Times
- Waste Reduction
- Systematic Process Improvement
- Enhanced Customer satisfaction
- Effective Regulatory Compliance
- Employees satisfaction and motivation
- Cost Effective process
- Efficiency Increased
- Product safe environment