MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Achieve your goals, integrate your processes and continuously improve performance - develop a Management System!  


WHAT IS A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM? 

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A management system is a tool an organization uses to collectively manage the different parts of its business. Successful management systems align company expectations across an organization, provide order, support achieving objectives and enable continuous improvement.

At its core, a management system:

  • Defines specific requirements that must be met
  • Assigns accountabilities for each requirement
  • Embeds continuous improvement processes into business operations

Your management system addresses many complexities of your organization, but together, we can ensure your management system is not complicated and is fit-for-purpose.

 

WHY MIGHT I NEED A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM?

The approach to managing business through "cause and effect", where one problem is identified and solved with one solution, is not sustainable in modern business. Internal factors like the size of operations paired with external factors such as fluctuating risk levels, and increasing complexity from regulators, customers and internal processes require comprehensive interrelated solutions.

Different motives underlie the introduction of management systems:

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Whatever your motive, SPAN can help you develop a custom solution to fit your organizational culture and meet your needs.

 

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WHAT CAN A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DO FOR ME?

A management system can help you: 

  • Use resources more efficiently 
  • Improve financial performance
  • Improve risk management, protection of people and environment
  • Increase capability to deliver consistent and improved services and products 
  • Increase value delivered to customers and all other stakeholders

A management system is the modern solution to constructively manage your affairs and achieve your operational goals. Need help identifying where you are within your management system journey? Use our management system tool to help you evaluate your next steps. 

 

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IMPLEMENTING A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 

SPAN Management System Implementation Process

SPAN has developed a 4-Stage Management System implementation model providing simplicity and predictability throughout implementation. Though Management Systems can be difficult to implement, SPAN’s proven approach will significantly increase the likelihood of success. SPAN’s 4-Stage Management System implementation model is tested and proven to:

  • Increase buy-in from Leaders and employees,
  • Reduce implementation timelines and
  • Provide quicker results.

SPAN's 4-Stage Implementation Process can be applied at any stage to ensure your Management System is complete and effective. SPAN can assist when: 

  • You're just starting out 
  • You want to ensure you've got everything planned for and covered during implementation
  • You've completed implementation and now need to drive continuous improvement

SPAN can help implement custom management systems based on company needs and applicable regulations to be met.

 

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Two of the most common management systems include an Operations Management System (OMS) or a Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS). 

Click on the relevant button below to learn more about how to implement either of these systems, depending on your organizations needs: 

 

HOW TO IMPLEMENT  AN OPERATIONS  MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HOW TO IMPLEMENT  A PIPELINE SAFETY  MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

Interested in a technology solution to help you easily implement your management system? Check out our Octane Implementation Tools

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The value of Management Systems are immeasurable. We are in the business of prevention and we are blind to the next catastrophe. We need Management Systems to guide us through safely.

James Ullyott, Managing Director

What our clients say

"Thanks for all your help! I think [SPAN] did an excellent job and this was my best audit experience so far."

Supervisor, Leak Detection Systems

Midstream Pipeline Company

"Our member companies were concerned that their information could be unsecure, and we were concerned we couldn't scale up our systems as our programs grow; we are solving both by implementing Octane."

VP Performance

Pipeline Association

Case studies and resources

A Business Case for Successful Management System Implementation

To implement a Management System, you need to learn what’s required to be successful, and how to avoid common failures. 

Read the Business Case

Implementing a Pipeline Safety Management System in field operations

In 2015 Plains Midstream Canada implemented their Management System across all field operations. 

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A sample of our specialists

James Ullyott

Managing Director | Senior Consultant

James Ullyott

Managing Director | Senior Consultant

James Ullyott - Managing Director, Senior Consultant

 

James is SPAN’s Managing Director and a management system design and implementation expert. He has experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas, forest products, and other high-risk industries.

 

James has completed multiple large- and medium-scale management system designs and implementations for clients in these industries. He has led and participated in multi-disciplinary teams that supported management system assessments, reviews, improvement and sustainment.

 

James approaches business problems from a technical perspective and has a passion for ensuring the solution is practical, fits the business environment, and produces defined business value.

MacKenzie Meens

Operations Manager | Consultant

MacKenzie Meens

Operations Manager | Consultant

MacKenzie Meens - Consultant

 

MacKenzie is SPAN’s Operations Manager and a communication, change management and project management expert. She has experience applying these capabilities to management system design, implementation, assurance and training projects.

 

MacKenzie holds a PROSCI Change Practitioner certification and has experience working directly with industry members, associations, and regulators for the energy industry.

Jodi Olichny

Senior Consultant

Jodi Olichny

Senior Consultant

Jodi Olichny - Senior Consultant

 

Jodi is an accomplished communications and organizational change professional, having supported a variety of business transformation initiatives. She has experience in management systems, program design and implementation, project management, and assurance.

 

Jodi has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, project and change management, and strives to drive business value through collaboration, developing & delivering effective plans to achieve organizational goals.

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