Management System

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1. A Management System can be expressed as the processes, procedures, organizational structure and resources by which an organization deploys to reduce and eventually eliminate non-conformity to specifications, standards, and customer expectations in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

Related Term: Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 2A: Intermediate (Audit)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1B: Foundation (BC)


A Manager's Guide to Auditing and Reviewing Your Business Continuity Management Program (2009)

Courses: ISO 22301 BCMS Audit

Courses: BCM Certification

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Set of interrelated or interacting elements of an orgnization to establish policies and objectives, and processes to achieve those objectives.

Notes (1) : A management system can address a single discipline or several disciplines.

Notes (2) : The system elements include the organization's structures, roles and responsibilities, planning, operation, etc.

Notes (3) : The scope of a management system can include the whole of the organization, specific and identified functions of the organization, or one or more functions across a group of organizations.

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.24

3. Management System is a set of interrelated or interacting elements that organizations use to implement policy and to achieve objectives.

Notes (1): Types of management systems include quality, environmental, emergency, food safety, occupational health and safety, information security, and business continuity.

Notes (2): The component of a Management System includes policy, management review, planning, implementation, performance assessment and continuous improvement.

Source: Praxiom Research Group Limited