Management Systems

A management system refers to the set of structures and procedures that organizations employ to conduct business systematically and achieve their objectives. This usually involves a Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

When implemented and continuously improved, management systems lay the groundwork for avoiding mistakes, identifying risks and opportunities and satisfying all stakeholder requirements. They make it easier to adapt to changing market conditions, too.

Managers who deliberately address market challenges and shareholder and stakeholder expectations find management systems to be powerful tools for leading and operating their organizations. They know that management systems help them strike a good balance between stability and dynamism or between profitability and customer expectations in all kinds of operating environments, from relative stasis or dramatic change. Indeed, professional management systems and management system certification are essential for developing market-leading products and services. They play a pivotal role in organizations’ strategic direction and inspire trust among stakeholders.

Integrated management systems combine different fields: quality and environmental protection, energy and workplace safety, social standards and occupational health, information security or risk management, just to name a few examples. Through combination, they provide a broader, more complete view of social, economic and environmental factors.

With a DQS certification, you can be confident that your system is stable, compliant and well suited to achieving your objectives. Our seal of quality is independent and impartial. We scrupulously avoid conflicts of interest and preserve our independence by not providing consulting on management system design.

Why Have a Management System?

  • Solid foundation for a resilient, forward-looking corporate culture 
  • Organizational basis for a continual improvement process
  • Stable, transparent processes
  • Clear structures and responsibilities
  • Deep employee and customer satisfaction
  • Much lower costs from mistake proofing
  • Greater legal certainty through risk minimization

Why Seek External Certification?

  • Impartial, holistic outside assessment of people, processes, systems and results
  • Thought-provoking audits for greater confidence in decision-making
  • Certainty about the effectiveness of management and improvement processes
  • Capabilities documented in an internationally recognized certificate
  • Improved image and competitiveness