Establishing an Integrated Process Management System (IPMS) in ship management companies

Metin Celik*

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This paper motivates on redesigning the traditional management style of global shipping firms in order to originally establish an Integrated Process Management System (IPMS) on the basis of quality aspects, environmental concerns, and occupational health and safety requirements. The requirements of ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 are comparatively assessed with respect to International Safety Management (ISM) Code clauses via using Fuzzy Axiomatic Design (FAD) while Analytic Network Process (ANP) enables to identify critical managerial processes of shipping business. Consequently, the fundamental structure of IPMS is proposed based on the quantitative outcomes of FAD and ANP approaches. In practice, the IPMS can be adopted into shore-based organizations in accordance with the prior principles of ship management companies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8152-8171
Number of pages20
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


  • Analytic Network Process
  • Business process redesign
  • Fuzzy Axiomatic Design
  • IPMS
  • ISM Code
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 9001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • Ship management


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