EASE-Q® Network Management

Controlling networks is an essential part of developing your own operations. The functionality of the network management module can be included in the EASE-Q® integrated management system. With the help of the networking functionality, the Network Manager can manage the interfaces and instructions with subcontractors and suppliers in the network in a secure manner.

We can offer the Network Manager a system for communication and documentation management together with training and consultancy for developing the network.

Benefits of the networking module

  • a tool for implementing a network strategy
  • a tool for managing suppliers and subcontractors
  • a secure and easy management of users
  • a description and measurement of network processes and their interfaces
  • all network agreements, memos, and minutes in one place
  • shared operating instructions and their management for the network manager and network companies
  • management tool for the network’s internal incidents (complaints, feedback, etc.) that helps compile statistics for:

- quality cost monitoring
- lead time for complaints and deviations
- allocate tasks to responsible people by using email alerts

The management training in the EASE-Q® Network module and the EASE-Q® integrated management system has been successfully performed for networks and subcontractor chains.

The networks using the EASE-Q® integrated management system have wanted to enhance their processes and meet the requirements of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards in their business.

Training in Network Management

  • Creation of networking strategy
  • Baseline analysis
  • Critical areas of network operations and mapping of bottlenecks
  • Importance of setting network goals and organisation specific goals
  • Training plan on network and organisation level
  • Procedures and scheduling
  • Drafting of network evaluation and auditing plan

Tools for Network Management

  • easy to start using
  • possibility to establish organisation specific EASE-Q® integrated management systems
  • creation of interfaces between the management systems in the network organisations and forming of groups
  • ease of communication of management information and everyday issues
  • easily available data collection about the network operations
  • description and enhancing of processes both on network and organisational level
  • creation and maintenance of shared operational instructions for the network

Result

Network members understand the process formed for the whole network. Each member of the network can easily complement its own integrated management system for operational management and communication. The system follows the requirements in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards and provides a shared tool for managing and developing the network.

Benefits

Each individual member's, as well as the whole network's, quality improves, processes are improved, and the shared goals of the network and its procedures become clearer. The operation of the members in the network can be audited and certified, when required, to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or OHSAS 18001 standards.

The network's internal and external communication becomes clearer and more effective.