The history of Management is intertwined with the evolution of the history of human civilization.
The importance of management and the effective organization for the construction of the pyramids are recorded since antiquity in the papyri of ancient Egypt.
In ancient China there were regulations that divided the production of porcelain into sixty stages and introduced the first references to the issue of division of labor.
Plato (Athenian Philosopher) contributed to the development of organizational thinking, explaining the necessity of division of labor and specialization in "Republic".
The most modern form of management is Total Quality Management (TQM).
TQM is a management model aims at maximizing the competitiveness of a company/organisation through the continuous improvement of the products and the services it offers, its human resources, its processes and its working environment.
Certification is the official confirmation by an independent body that the company meets specific specifications (complies with the requirements of international standards) in relation to:
The products and services the company offers,
The procedures the company follows,
The systems of the company,
The personnel of the company.
In modern business environment, certifications are inevitably necessary in order for the company to be able to:
produce safe products/ services for its customers,
sell its products / services (either directly to its customers or through distribution networks),
increase its credibility towards its customers.
Depending on the subject of each company there are variety of standards certifications:
either mandatory by Greek and / or European Legislation
or optional which aim at the general improvement of productivity and the image of the company, ensuring a better competitive position in the market in which they operate
The adoption and implementation of quality systems is a strategic action for the company/organization.
In the process of producing goods and services, conditions for long-term profitability are created, as the quality characteristics of products and services comprises a determining factor of competitiveness as it ensures a good reputation, cost reduction, building customer relationships and gaining a larger market share.
Proactive S.A. has multi-year experience in the development and implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS), as it has supported the Certification procedure in more than 300 companies.