A standard design of management systems is:
The strategic level will typically contain:
- Policies and goals
- Responsibility and authority
- System design
In normal situations, the strategic level does not contain much about packaging. The responsibility for the Packaging Directive can be placed on the strategic level.
The tactical level describes business procedures. The assessment procedures for the Directive can be contained in a special procedure or in several existing procedures. For example, suppose that a company already has a procedure for purchasing. To this procedure the company must add a checklist for the specific requirements for the Directive.
The operative level contains instructions to all-important operations in the company. The instruction from OPTI-PACK that the company may want to use will be on this level, see chapter 5.