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What Is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)?

An important aspect of any quality system is to work according to clear-cut Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). An SOP is a policy and procedure document which describes the regular recurring activities appropriate to quality operations. If it is Critical To Quality (CTQ) then it is a candidate for a standard operating procedure. Consistency is the goal or purpose of an SOP, to carry out all operations correctly and always in the same manner. Continue reading…

Five Steps to Create SOP Template

How To… Writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Template

Writing Standard Operating Procedures, also known as an SOP template, will allow you to standardize your procedures, get started quickly, and provide fast, easy answers to common Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) questions. An SOP template will communicate to everyone the procedure format you want to use. It will provide a handy starting point so you don’t have to stare at a blank page. And will save everyone a lot of time selecting the font, margins, outlining, and answering questions about your company SOP structure.  Continue reading…

How Do You Begin Writing Standard Operating Procedures?

Your Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) provide employees with a handy reference to common everyday business practices, daily activities, or routine tasks. New employees will find an operation manual especially helpful in getting up and running as fast as possible. After all, with your SOP in place, new employees will not have to interrupt supervisors to ask others how an operation or task is done. Training is faster and interruptions are reduced. So, how do you get started writing standard operating procedures? Continue reading…

Why Implement the ISO 9001 Standard?

We have discussed how implementing an ISO 9001 Quality Management System can help your business. Two important topics covered so far were how it can actually help you streamline and simplify your document system (as opposed to the common misconception that ISO 9001 is a “document nightmare”). Last week we described how ISO 9001 Standard can make your organization more competitive though a system of well-defined processes, by clearly capturing customer requirements, and an understood and regularly evaluated supply chain. Continue reading…

What Is the Aerospace Quality Standard?

In the aerospace industry, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers have historically dealt with a large number of often conflicting standards and regulations. The number and complexity of these standards,as well as the fact that they often conflicted with one another, made for high costs to produce aerospace goods and did little, if anything, to address the issues of quality, safety, and reliability. So, what is the Aerospace Quality Standard and how did it come about? Continue reading…