CONSULTANCY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ADVANTAGES OF AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Integration of two or more management systems in an integrated management system can have the next advantages:

  • simplification of the existing management systems, if they exist;
  • increasing the benefits of each system;
  • optimizing the consumption of the resources used;
  • reducing the maintenance costs of several management systems;
  • establishing a unique framework for the continuous improvement of all standards.

International Management Standards for quality management systems, environment, occupational health and safety, etc. are so structured that, with specialized help in the field, they can allow their integrated approach.

Managers, quality managers and in fact anyone who wants to understand the principles of integrated management systems approach, can opt for a simple approach to this explanation and the advantages of integrated management systems, namely: quality management, environmental management, occupational health and safety management , information security management, etc. represent areas of management that are interrelated, each based on similar principles and structures.

A certification of integrated management systems represents the best solution for an adequate organization of the concept of Total Quality Management and on the path to excellence.

An integrated management system represents an adequate and systematic management approach which allows optimal strategic and operational decisions that take into account all the essential aspects that lead to the efficient functioning of an organization, both in terms of quality and of the environment or food safety and hygiene, etc. .

Other advantages of the implementation of an integrated management system:

  • a policy of quality, environment, health and safety of work is defined;
  • the processes, the environmental problems, those regarding the health and safety of the work that result from the activities are established, in order to ensure the quality of the products and to determine the result on the environment, the health and the safety of the work;
  • priorities are set and general and individual objectives are decided;
  • all the conditions for the planning, control, monitoring, corrective actions, audit and analysis activities are created;
  • the relevant regulations in the field are identified;
  • it creates, however, a greater ability to adapt to changes in the market, customer requirements, new trends, etc.
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ADVANTAGES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO 9001

The advantages of ISO 9001

  • increase in turnover;
  • cost reduction;
  • improving the company's image;
  • increasing the trust of customers and suppliers in the services and products offered;
  • meeting the conditions for participation in the auctions;
  • favors international trade in goods and services;
  • ensures continuous improvement;
  • monitoring the performance of the quality management system.

As the continuous improvement of the quality of the products and / or services is a wish assumed by all the companies that want their development and improvement, a Management system according to ISO requirements comes to meet them and brings through its implementation in the organization plus value.

In the short term, the advantage of more efficient monitoring of the production according to the quality parameters is highlighted and gives the possibility of companies whose Management system matures to be able to elaborate organizational policies of perspective.

Once certified, the quality management system attests practically the level of the general performance of the respective company, the degree of fulfillment of the policies and objectives established at all levels of responsibility and efficiency of the internal processes of the organization.

The elaboration of an action plan for the activity of implementing a management system is obviously more advantageous with the help of the consultant who ensures the success and guarantees it.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO 14001

The advantages of ISO 14001

  • the general improvement of the performances, the conformities and the flexibility regarding the environment;
  • providing a basic structure for pollution prevention;
  • increasing the efficiency and potential cost reductions in the application of the obligations related to the environment;
  • promotes consistency and predictability regarding the management of environmental obligations;
  • ensures continuous improvement in the field of environmental protection;
  • monitoring the performance of the quality management system.

The basic steps in ISO 14001 certification are:

  1. elaboration of the environmental policy;
  2. planning;
  3. implementation and operation;
  4. verification and corrective actions;
  5. management analysis

A correct and adequate Environmental Management system exempts the organization of legal disputes with the environmental authority, and offers security in carrying out the activities regarding the strict control of the environmental impact and the processes for product / service realization.

Who focuses their attention on the implementation and maintenance of an Environmental Management system proves that it is up to date with the new European directions and regulations, but above all, it shows respect for the safety and quality of the activity that it carries out in an environment to which the attention is directed. to those directly involved.

Once certified the Environmental Management system attests practically the level of the general environmental performance of the respective company, the degree of fulfillment of the environmental policies and objectives established at all levels of responsibility and the efficiency of the internal processes of the organization carried out in parallel with the control of the environmental impact.

The elaboration of an action plan for the activity of implementing a management system is obviously more advantageous with the help of the consultant who ensures the success and guarantees it.

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THE ADVANTAGES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OHSAS 18001

The advantages of OHSAS 18001

  • identify the elements of your business that have an impact on occupational health and safety;
  • helps increase labor productivity;
  • identify the risks and legal requirements regarding health and safety at work;
  • there is a reduction of the costs related to occupational health and safety assurance - it ensures continuous improvement;
  • the performance of the health and safety system at work is monitored.

Also known as OHSAS, respectively Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, this standard evaluates your organization's policy regarding occupational safety, the degree of danger of the conditions in which the work of the employees is carried out and the measures taken to avoid risks or possible accidents at work. .

In this respect, OHSAS 18001 certification is made on the basis of a complex set of parameters, including types of risks, organizational objectives, prevention programs, monitoring systems, etc.

Using the consulting services provided by the company CALITAKROPOLIS, make sure you are prepared, with well-developed management systems, when you will perform the certification audit. The safety of your employees also depends on the quality of the company's management system, accident prevention procedures, things ensured through the implementation of OHSAS 18001. Moreover, the credibility and the image of the company from the outside but also from the inside will undoubtedly be at very high levels.

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ADVANTAGES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO 22000

The design, implementation and maintenance of a Food Safety Management System is a solution that an organization can adopt to comply with the legal requirements regarding food safety in order to provide consumers with high quality, but also microbiologically safe products. and bacteriological.

These trends led to the birth of a (standard) code called HACCP (HAZARD ANALYSIS CRITICAL CONTROL POINT) now included in the provisions of the international standard ISO 22000.

The ISO standard combines: the control measures, the decision tree, the corrective actions, the control of the critical points, diagrams, monitoring, checks, etc. to guarantee the quality of the final product.

The following principles of the HACCP system developed by the Codex Alimentarius commission are found developed in the requirements of ISO 22000:

  1. Coordinating a risk analysis
  2. Determination of critical control points (CCPs)
  3. Establishing the critical limit / limits
  4. Establishment of a CCP control monitoring system
  5. Establishing the corrective action to be taken when monitoring indicates that a particular CCP is not under control
  6. Establish verification procedures to confirm that the HACCP system is working efficiently
  7. Establishing the documentation regarding all the procedures and records corresponding to these principles and their application

The application of these principles leads to the identification, evaluation and control of all the dangers (physical, chemical or biological) that may occur in the food product throughout the food chain.

ADVANTAGES

  • reducing the risk of supplying unsafe products for consumption;
  • systematic analysis, carrying out safe and efficient processes in the sense of food safety and directing processes to identify potential risks related to hygiene that may endanger the health of the consumer;
  • integrating modern procedures of risk analysis and prevention concept in terms of consumer health protection into the existing management system;
  • greater product safety and low risks when guaranteeing the product;
  • prevention of problems that may arise regarding the guarantee of products;
  • making all employees accountable by describing the responsibilities of each member of the organization in a clear and documented manner;
  • prestige generated by the image associated with a certified company;
  • economic advantages generated by the decrease of the weight of the non-compliant products, the decrease of the clients migrating to other companies and the decrease of the dissatisfaction of the clients / complaints;
  • significantly improving communication and increasing the level of trust between customers, suppliers and supervisory authorities;
  • helps companies in the food industry to become competitive on the international market;
  • diminishes the barriers of international trade.
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ADVANTAGES OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO 15189

ISO 15189 Medical laboratories.

Particular requirements for quality and competence is an international standard, based on ISO / IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 and defines competence and quality requirements specific to medical laboratories.

The services provided by medical laboratories are essential for the care of patients and therefore must meet the requirements of all patients and the medical staff responsible for their care. Such services include the requirements for formulating the application, preparing the patients, identifying them, collecting, transporting, storing, processing and analyzing the samples, together with validation, interpretation, reporting and counseling, as well as the safety and ethical considerations of the medical laboratories.

Although this international standard is intended for use in activities in medical laboratories, it can be used appropriately in other areas as well. In addition, the bodies engaged in the assessment of the competence of medical laboratories can use this international standard as the basis for their activity. It is preferable for a laboratory wishing to be accredited to select an accreditation body to operate with appropriate international standards and to take into account the specific requirements of medical laboratories.

Demonstration of compliance with this standard does not imply conformity of the quality management system implemented by the laboratory with all ISO 9001 requirements.

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ADVANTAGES OF CONSULTANCY IN REGULATED AREAS

The advantages of consulting in order to certify the conformity of the product are:

  • Solving the problems that the company has, regarding the commercialized products, by providing the confidence of the buyers that the purchased products satisfy the requirements of the specifications, including the quality ones!
  • It leads to the continuous improvement of the quality of the products by identifying and correcting the weak links in the manufacturing chain from conception to sale!
  • Analyzing the characteristics of the products, especially those related to security, health, environment, in all phases of the product life cycle (from conception, to after-sales services) with the help offered by the experienced consultant.
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ADVANTAGES OF PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

The conformity of the product represents the assurance that the products made by an organization comply with the specified standards and with other normative documents.

The declaration of conformity is the declaration of a supplier who expresses on his own responsibility that a product, service or process is in accordance with a standard or other specified normative document.

Product certification means the certification of conformity by an impartial certification body. All types of products and goods can be certified, as well as the processes and services performed by any organization. The certification consists of pre-evaluation and periodic evaluations scheduled to ensure continuous compliance with the defined requirements of the product / process.

The advantages of the product certifications mainly focus on the continuous improvement of the product and the transparency in the manufacturing flow. Also, it identifies the weaknesses related to the manufacture and allows an optimal solution of the problems. In addition, it is possible to analyze the characteristics of the product, especially those related to safety, health, environment in all phases of the life cycle, from conception to the end of the product life cycle. Last but not least, product certification allows optimization of the quality / price ratio and provides customers with the confidence that the certified products meet the quality requirements.

Product compliance certification is a complex activity that includes:

  • Evaluation, in the spirit of the requirements of the European standard SR EN 45011: 2000, of the conformity of the products and of the related documentation with the requirements of the national, international standards, the directives of the European Union, etc. and the applicable legal provisions;
  • Evaluation of the manufacturing process of the product;
  • Evaluation of the test results regarding the product characteristics;
  • Completion with a qualified assessment regarding the satisfaction of the product with the specified requirements.

Each stage of the certification process is completed with written documents, which are the basis for the certification decision: Documentation evaluation report, Inspection reports and Test reports, issued by subcontracted laboratories, Test evaluation report, Audit report on the spot place, Synthesis of product evaluation.

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TQM AND EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS

Total quality management (TQM) is a way of running an organization, centered on quality, based on the participation of all its members and aiming for long-term success through customer satisfaction, as well as advantages for all members of the organization and for society.

Essentially, TQM is a business management philosophy that deals with achieving continuous improvement of customer satisfaction through quality management driven throughout the company. TQM goes beyond simply applying total quality ideas to the entire organization, constituting a new approach to corporate management.

Total quality management is a set of practices that allow an organization to deliver quality products or services. TQM is a quality-focused, customer-focused management process that pursues the organization's strategic imperative for continuous quality improvement. The term "total" in the phrase "Total quality management" means that all persons in the organization must be involved in continuous improvement efforts, in all compartments of the organization, also the supply chain and / or the whole product's life cycle must be involved. The term "quality" is used with its usual meanings, in all their complexity, and the term "management" refers to the management system, with phases of planning, organization, management and quality assurance.

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