Proof of quality
The companies of the Eight Lakes group stand for quality. The Eight Lakes Business Management System (BMS) enables that. This internally developed system provides structure, tools, knowledge and support needed to systematically take the organisational structure and all business processes to the next level, using a single access point.
This is what the Business Management System offers
The Eight Lakes BMS is based on four important pillars:
1. Strategic alignment
The BMS helps to establish a strategic framework and following an annual cycle. The strategic plan translates challenges to specific goals for the upcoming years and clarifies which steps need to be taken to achieve those goals. The year planning cycle ensures that actions are taken, evaluated at the right time, and that plans will be adjusted when necessary.
2. Connected organisation
Our most valuable asset? Without a doubt our employees, who possess a great amount of knowledge, skills and competences that keep our organization running. This value increases tremendously when employees across companies and departments inspire each other and share ideas, best practices, knowledge and skills. The business management system facilitates this, for example, with the Smart Driver & Expert network.
3. Continuous Improvement
A key characteristic of quality is that companies can continuously improve. The BMS offers various analysis and improvement methods for project-based analysis and process improvement. Progress is discussed during meetings with a fixed periodic planning. This ensures that problems and challenges are addressed in a structured and project-based manner.
4. Core stability
Processes and agreements are documented for each department of every company. A complete description and implementation of those processes in our companies provides ‘core stability’ that allows us to meet stakeholder expectations. To maintain a clear structure of all processes, they have been grouped into ‘building blocks’ within our BMS. Team Atlantis manages the structure, ensures quality and maintains an up-to-date and complete overview of all processes.
In trusted hands
Team Atlantis manages, maintains and develops the BMS. This team can implement and validate changes and ensures that the system is always up-to-date and in excellent condition. To do this, Atlantis collaborates closely with the Experts and Smart Drivers within the Eight Lakes group.