Management systems for continuous improvement

What are management systems?

Management systems are among the most effective methods for improving the quality of products and the satisfaction of employees and customers. It is a construct of processes and procedures designed to optimize company processes, save resources, operate sustainably and continuously develop the organization. This continuous improvement process (CIP) is achieved with the PDCA cycle (plan-do-check-act), i.e. new goals are set after each buy-through and reviewed again at the end and/or measures are adjusted accordingly.

1. Plan: Planning of relevant activities and definition of goals
2. Do: Implementation of measures
3. Check: Monitor and verify whether planned goals have been achieved
4. Act: Acting, i.e. making adjustments and optimizations when goals have not been achieved

The constant repetition of the PDCA cycle leads to the continuous improvement of the performance of the management systems, i.e. all management systems follow the same logic – only with consideration of different topics.

In order to better implement and compare the respective requirements of the different areas, a large number of standards have been developed. The best-known standards for management systems include ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 50001 (energy management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety).

Why management systems make sense

The introduction of management systems already offers many advantages for small and medium-sized companies:

  • effective & efficient value creation
  • Improve economic performance
  • Reduce costs & increase profitability
  • identify opportunities & strengthen market position
  • minimize errors & risks
  • meet customer requirements & increase customer satisfaction
  • Continuous improvement & measurable process optimization
  • Improve legal security (compliance management)
  • Avoid organizational deficiencies & raise quality levels
  • Positive image & competitive advantages
  • Promote employee motivation
  • Documentation & maintenance of relevant processes
  • Systematic prevention and improved coordination

Our service for you

Consulting and support in the implementation and maintenance of your management system:

  • Quality Management DIN EN ISO 9001
  • Medical devices quality management system DIN EN ISO 13485
  • Environmental management system DIN EN ISO 14001
  • Greenhouse gases DIN EN ISO 14064
  • Anti-corruption management DIN EN ISO 37001
  • Compliance management system DIN EN ISO 37301
  • Community safety and security DIN EN ISO 22301
  • IT security management system DIN EN ISO 27001
  • Security management systems for the supply chain ISO 28001
  • Energy management system DIN EN ISO 50001