The management of any organization can be improved if
the organization is considered a series of inter-related systems. The systems
approach suggests that internal management systems are both intra-related
and inter-related with the environment of the organization. Therefore, deployment
of an effective management system such as Integrated Management System (IMS)
in organizations is essential to remain competitive in the globalization
era and is emerging in virtually all disciplines.
Many benefits can accrue from integrating quality, environmental and
health & safety management systems. For example a well-planned integrated
management system (IMS) is likely to operate more cost-effectively than
separate systems, and facilitate decision-making that best reflects the
overall needs of the organization.
Essentially, IMS is a system that blend and integrate three major management
system being practice namely Quality Management System (QMS), Environmental
Management System (EMS) and Occupational Safety and Health Management