© 2020

Standards for Management Systems

A Comprehensive Guide to Content, Implementation Tools, and Certification Schemes


Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

About this book


This book guides readers through the broad field of generic and industry-specific management system standards, as well as through the arsenal of tools that are needed to effectively implement them. It covers a wide spectrum, from the classic standard ISO 9001 for quality management to standards for environmental safety, information security, energy efficiency, business continuity, laboratory management, etc. A dedicated chapter addresses international management standards for compliance, anti-bribery and social responsibility management.

In turn, a major portion of the book focuses on relevant tools that students and practitioners need to be familiar with: 8D reports, acceptance sampling, failure tree analysis, FMEA, control charts, correlation analysis, designing experiments, estimating parameters and confidence intervals, event tree analysis, HAZOP, Ishikawa diagrams, Monte Carlo simulation, regression analysis, reliability theory, data sampling and surveys, testing hypotheses, and much more. An overview of the necessary mathematical concepts is also provided to help readers understand the technicalities of the tools discussed. A down-to-earth yet thorough approach is employed throughout the book to help practitioners and management students alike easily grasp the various topics.


Quality standards in business Environment standards for business Energy standards for business IT-Security standards Fraud detection standards Occupational safety standards CSR standards PDCA-Cycle Compliance management standards Audit and certification schemes ISO9001 implementation ISO14001 implementation ISO 17025 implementation ISO 21001 implementation ISO 22301 implementation ISO 22316 implementation ISO 27001 implementation ISO 31000 implementation ISO 41001 implementation ISO 44001 implementation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ErlangenGermany

About the authors

Herfried Kohl holds a PhD in Physics, and has over 25 years of international experience in the field of management systems, auditing and certification. He is the author of three German language books on quality management published by Springer.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Energy, Utilities & Environment