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management system standard

IMS FRAMEWORK

The clauses for the integration of management system comes from the Key Clauses of Annex SL which serves as the reference in all the upcoming standards and revision thereof: Managements systems can now address various business concern by putting in place the universal principle of PDCA as specified in Annex SL to outline requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a management system


THE KEY CLAUSES ARE

Clause 4 - Managing the Context of the Organization
Determine external and internal issues that are relevant to its purpose and that affect its ability to achieve the expected outcomes of its Management System Standard (MSS) with respect to the organization’s activities, functions, services, products, partnerships, supply chains, relationships with interested parties, and the potential impact related to a risk.

It is important to understand the links between the management policy and the organization’s objectives and other policies, including its overall risk management strategy; the organization’s risk appetite; the needs and expectations of relevant interested parties; and applicable legal, regulatory and other requirements to which the organization subscribes.

Clause 5 - Leadership
Top management needs to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the Management System Standard (MSS) . Through its leadership and actions, management can create an environment in which different actors are fully involved and in which the management system can operate effectively in synergy with the objectives of the organization.

Clause 6 - Planning
This is a critical stage as it relates to establishing strategic objectives and guiding principles for the Management System Standard (MSS) as a whole. Key objectives of a MSS are the expression of the intent of the organization to treat the risks identified and/or to comply with requirements of organizational needs. Managing risks will be very prevalent in any organization where there is awareness and accountability of business risks to initiate and institute controls for organizational effectiveness and protection

Clause 7 - Support
The management of an effective Management System Standard (MSS) relies heavily on the availability and effectiveness of appropriate resources for each task. These include competent staff with relevant training and supporting services, awareness and communication. This must be supported by properly managed documented information and effective internal/external communication

Clause 8 - Operation
An organization must put in operations the operational plan and requirements of the applicable management system. This is where the tailoring and the operational control comes in for the various management

Clause 9 - Performance Evaluation
Management System Standard ( MSS ) requires permanent monitoring of the system as well as periodic reviews to improve its operation: Activities include monitoring the extent to which the organization’s policy, objectives and targets are met; measuring the performance of the processes, procedures and functions that protect its prioritized activities; monitoring compliance; conducting internal audits and submitting review information to management

Clause 10 - Improvement
improvement can be defined as all the actions taken throughout the organization to increase effectiveness and efficiency of processes and controls to bring increased benefits to the organization and its stakeholders

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