The future of management systems

Posted on 15 Feb 2016 by The Manufacturer

New ISO Standard | Global Megatrends | Technological Innovation 

Is your business prepared for the future?

Over the years, we have seen management systems evolve from regulation to industry standards to business integration, driven both by organisations; legislative changes; certification bodies, and standard developments, alongside industry and societal challenges.

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Future management systems have become integral to organisational culture, supporting its values and goals.

With the upcoming revision of ISO’s management systems standards, we see that companies will be forced to increase their understanding of the context of their organisation in order to understand their most relevant risks and incorporate this broader view in their management system.

Future management systems are no longer just a tool available to the organisation, but have become integral to organisational culture, supporting its values and goals. They are an invisible, but always present and living part of the organisation.

Leadership and employee engagement are of paramount importance, ensuring efficient use of management systems fitting to the organisational structure chosen.

Organisations continue to take account of the implications of the megatrends, and are now proactive in aligning their principles with their practices, rather than being reactive to regulation, standards and incidents.

The transformation has been strongly driven by society, which remains extremely cautious, informed and aware about the potential impact of an organisation and its business practices.

To ensure that organisations are sustainable, they now have to demonstrate that they are creating shared value for relevant stakeholders.

You can download the whitepaper, The Future of Management Systems here.

In order to meet stakeholder expectations, organisations have to look beyond their current boundaries.

Organisations now ensure that management systems are integrated and cover the entire value chain within the business, such as technology; products; product design; sourcing; manufacturing; marketing; distribution, and service.

Stakeholders are aware of how various business processes across the value chain can impact the end product and society.

Hence, for organisations to be successful, management systems must include the value chain and also ensure sustainable process across the complete chain.