Are you looking for ways to make savings in your business? Are you worried you may have to lose staff? Don’t be, because there is a better solution. Falling into the trap of making ‘negative’ savings – that is, cutting staff and/or products – will earn you a poor reputation. Not only that, it will also dramatically lower staff morale, leading to a drop off in production, effectively costing you more.
What if there was a way in which you keep your staff and your product range, reduce your costs and save time? It’s called ‘integrated management services’.
A tailor-made and professionally implemented ISO integrated management system is all about working smarter. It also delivers many benefits to the business owner, employees, suppliers and customers.
As the name suggests, integrated management services bring together different management systems within your organisation. Some management systems are practically made for this. For example, you might integrate environmental management and workplace safety. There are a lot of crossovers there that could be handled in one go.
The most common integrated management services include ISO 9001 Quality Assurance. That’s because quality should form the foundation of not only your products but also your entire operation.
Integrated management services reduce documentation and eliminate duplication and waste. That all adds up to great savings.
Working with Consultants
To achieve this in 2018 you need to talk to experienced ISO integrated management services consultants. An organisation such as Standard Consulting in Brisbane would be ideal.
This is not an overnight solution. There will several stages to go through, including integrated management system training. However, you should see the time and money spent on this as a long-term investment. It’s a matter of spending some to save lots.
There’s another way in which integrated management services could save you money – and that’s in legal costs and fines. The very nature of this globally recognised management system is that it keeps every part of your organisation running smoothly. That means you are better equipped to meet all your legislative requirements, minimising the risk of expensive errors.
The most commonly integrated management systems are ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, OHSAS 18001 Safety Management and AS/NZS 4801 Safety Management.
Imagine how much easier it would be for your business to reach goals and stay on track if there was just one all-encompassing management system. Meeting targets, maintaining quality, managing management and keeping one step ahead of the competition would be so much easier.
Best of all, by making savings in the business, you can keep or even increase your staffing levels, and provide the training they need to be more productive for you.
Several ISO management systems were revised in 2015, making it even easier to integrate your systems. These Standards are now much more relevant to doing business in the modern world.
Making the Change
There is much more emphasis on the role of management and on delivering outstanding customer service, whilst remaining proactive and competitive.
It’s only a matter of time before this type of management system becomes the norm so why not get in early and beat your competitors?