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Implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) – The strategic approach

Implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) - The strategic approach

SKU: 5399
Authors: Alan Field
Publishers: ITGP
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781787781252
Pages: 55
Published: 21 May 2019
Availability: Available now

Ideal for the C-suite, directors, compliance managers, auditors and trainers, this pocket guide will help you understand the benefits of an IMS (integrated management system) and how you can successfully implement one in your organisation.

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Understand how to implement an IMS and how it can benefit your organisation

Achieving certification to multiple ISO standards can be time-consuming and costly. An IMS incorporates all of an organisation’s processes and systems so that they work under – and towards – one set of policies and objectives. With an IMS, risks and opportunities are no longer managed in silos within the organisation, but with one unified or integrated approach from the leadership team.

Ideal for the C-suite, directors, compliance managers, auditors and trainers, this guide discusses the benefits of an IMS, and the strategies you should consider before implementing one. It references a number of standards that can be integrated, and stresses the need for senior management to lead the implementation by deciding upon objectives and which standards to include.


  • What an IMS is – even if you have no prior knowledge, this book will help you envisage what an IMS is and how it works;
  • How to develop a strategy for IMS implementation – this book emphasises the importance of effectively planning your IMS implementation by having senior management set objectives to encourage a unified approach; and
  • The benefits of an IMS – this book explains how an IMS can benefit your organisation, for example by avoiding duplication of effort as management systems are no longer working in silos, reducing the number of audits required, and making more effective use of senior management’s time.

Key features:

  • An easy-to-follow introduction to an IMS, and advice on IMS implementation strategies.
  • Discusses the challenges you may face during implementation and how to prepare for and overcome them.
  • Advice on audits and IMS certification.
About the author

Alan Field

Alan Field, MA, LL.B (Hons), PgC, MCQI CQP, MIIRSM, GIFireE, is a chartered quality professional, an IRCA registered lead auditor and a member of The Society of Authors.

Alan has particular expertise in auditing and third-party assessing anti-bribery management systems to ISO 37001 and BS 10500 requirements, and counter-fraud systems in the public sector to ISO 9001 requirements. He has many years’ experience with quality and integrated management systems in the property, engineering, legal and financial sectors. Alan also has experience in auditing, assessment and gap analysis roles within the project management sector.