INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES; DIFFICULTIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTATION
Nowadays, organisations are constantly looking for methods to improve their efficiency and to guarantee them a competitive advantage, sustainable profitable growth and ability to survive in a turbulent environment. An increasing popularity of implementation of certified management systems has been noticed. The most often integrated management system are eg. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001. The paper presents the conditions for the implementation of an integrated management system (IMS), the characteristics of the most integrated management systems, the advantages and disadvantages of integration and the difficulties in the implementation of IMS and recommendations regarding the effectiveness of the integration of IMS.
dr Aneta Wysokinska-Senkus, Katedra Ekonomii, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, ul. Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 Poznan, Poland
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