The EASIMS project will train the quality managers of manufacturing SMEs in process management to implement an integrated management system: quality, environment and health and safety processes. The project, which is funded by the Erasmus + program, is coordinated by CENFIM and will have the participation of six European entities.

The integrated management of quality processes facilitates companies to implement and deploy their strategies. Traditionally, companies manage individually the processes of quality, environment and safety and health. The integrated management allows to gain in effectiveness when dealing jointly with these processes, with the consequent rapidity in the implementation and savings in its maintenance.

The innovative nature of the EASIMS is to focus on management training for processes and not knowing the requirements of the regulations. One thing is knowing the landmarks that mark the rules and another to know which are the most suitable processes to implement it at a manufacturing SME.

This innovative approach allows SMEs, which can not allocate large specialized resources in quality management, implement a process management that will bring efficiency to the company and, if desired, will meet the requirements to be certified.

The project will identify the necessary competencies for an integrated quality manager, establish a training itinerary and develop the necessary training content. Additionally, it will implement a computer tool to facilitate the implementation of the plan by its managers in their companies.

The CENFIM cluster is the coordinator of a consortium that includes: the European Union of Furniture Manufacturers, the professional training institute Meroni of Italy, the Association of manufacturers AMUEBLA of Murcia, the Technological Center of the Wood and the French Furniture FCBA, the Polish educational software company DANMAR and the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona. The project is funded by the Erasmus + program and lasts 28 months.