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Integrated management system implementation in Malaysian Manufacturing Companies: survey results

Mohammad, M. and Osman, M.R. and Yusuff, R.M. and Ismail, N. Integrated management system implementation in Malaysian Manufacturing Companies: survey results. In: International Engineering Convention, 10-14 March 2007, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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Integrated Management System (IMS) is one of the approaches to gain competitiveness and enter the free trade markets. By implementing IMS, several business related management systems such as Quality Management System (QMS), Environmental Management System (EMS) and Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) could be integrated in order to satisfy a variety of stakeholders. Survey was employed to collect data on the status of IMS implementation, the IMS strategies that have been used and the strategies that should be used by the companies. Questionnaires were distributed to 87 companies that are certified with both IS09000 and IS014000, which resulted in a response rate of 36.8%. For the status of IMS implementation, the results from the survey indicate that only 46.9% of the manufacturing companies that are certified with IS09000 and IS014000 have implemented IMS and the level of practice is moderate. Most of these companies (92.3%) have implemented IMS for a period of not more than three years, which could be considered as new. This study has also revealed the strategies for implementing IMS in the Ma1aysian.manufacturing companies. Based on the survey results, it was found that the companies should start with implementing the management systems individually and then followed by integration. The sequence of integration should starts with establishing the QMS first. It is followed by integrating the EMS. with the existing QMS (EMS + QMS = QEMS), and finally integrating the OHSMS with the existing QEMS (Quality and Environmental Management System). In terms of the types of integration, the companies should utilise full integration. The companies should also use the management system standard approach (IS09000, IS014000 andlor OHSAS18000) as a basis for integrating the management systems. Five most Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for IMS implementation are: management commitment and leadership, education and training, continual improvement, performance measurement, and systems and processes. The main barriers for implementing IMS are: lack of trained and experience staff to implement IMS, lack of time to devote to IMS initiatives, and lack of employees' awareness and understanding on IMS implementation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:40
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:40
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7953
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