AJIBM  Vol.8 No.6 , June 2018
Development of an Implementation Framework for Integrated Management System Based on the Philosophy of Total Quality Management
Abstract: The focus of this paper is to develop a framework for implementation of integrate management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 180001 and SA 8000). At present, these management systems are used individually in several industrial organizations. Dealing with these separate management systems and ensuring their alignment with business goal are the two big issues. Increased compatibility between these standards has paved the road for integration. With the co-ordination of holistic approach like TQM, it can easily embed the existing quality, health & safety, social responsibility and environmental processes in the culture of continuing improvement. Several researches have been conducted to understand the different aspects of integration. But, no suitable aspect of integration has been developed yet. The main finding of this paper concludes that, integration on the basis of philosophical compatibility between TQM and other standards can create a generic approach for implementation. Furthermore, this aspect of integration will also give administrative benefits related to implementation and maintenance of the systems.
Cite this paper: Talapatra, S. , Uddin, M. and Rahman, M. (2018) Development of an Implementation Framework for Integrated Management System Based on the Philosophy of Total Quality Management. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 8, 1507-1516. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.86101.

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