Businesses in the petroleum services sector can get that all important competitive edge with IMSM
Manufacturing companies face a whole new set of challenges over the next few years, especially as the larger organizations are taking their quality and environmental responsibilities ever more seriously.
“It’s not just about delivering innovative products or services at the right price, the manufacturing businesses that will be winners are also concentrating on quality management and environmental responsibilities,” declares IMSM’s Managing Director, Michael Bright.
He continues, “Contracts between the more specialized supplier and their larger corporate customers are always negotiated on price – it’s an important factor but it’s not the only one. These days more and more specialist producers and manufacturers are investing in improvements to their internal management systems to ensure that they are meeting changing demands for ‘lean’ production. And that can cover quality and green issues ranging from sustainability and recyclability, through to logistics, production and energy efficiencies. These important factors are also being taken into account when the buying decision is made.”
Obtaining ISO certification, in terms of quality management systems (ISO9001) and environmental management systems (ISO 14001), provides an assurance that a business is working hard to improve its operations in a well-planned and sensible framework. These improvements can also save hard cash and strengthen the bottom line - giving the operator an extra competitive edge that can make the difference in winning that all important key contract.
IMSM provides structured quality and environmental management support, so that they can put in place sensible management procedures based on the internationally recognized ISO standards. IMSM can make sure that the appropriate management systems are introduced simply and effectively – all at an agreed fixed price. It is just this combination of business understanding, ISO knowledge and specific international experience that can really deliver improvements in control and compliance.
The introduction of this structured approach contributes to a better business and IMSM clients can demonstrate their commitment to quality and environmental improvement, as well as making a difference to their bottom line.