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How to Get Policies and Procedures ‘Done’

Creating and maintaining a definitive set of policies and procedures represents a significant investment of resources. To make these activities as routine and painless as possible, organization are wise to establish a repeatable policy and procedure development process. It is by following this process that you learn how to get policies and procedures ‘Done’. Continue reading How to Get Policies and Procedures ‘Done’

What ISO 9001 Clause is Used Writing Audit Findings For Not Following Procedures?

One of the most typical internal audit findings (nonconformities) is discovering that workers are not following procedures or work instruction. Surprisingly, while ISO 9001 requires you to establish procedures as needed, there is no ISO clause that requires anybody to follow such plans! What ISO 9001 clause is used writing audit findings for not following procedures? Continue reading What ISO 9001 Clause is Used Writing Audit Findings For Not Following Procedures?

What is a Work Instruction? | Definition

Many get these terms mixed up: policy, business Process, Procedure, and Work Instruction. In truth, most people create work instructions and refer to them as procedures. Or they will write a procedure, which is really a process. Some think of these terms as interchangeable. What is a work instruction?

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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 (SOP). An SOP is a policy and procedure document which describes the regular recurring activities appropriate to quality operations. Consistency is the goal or purpose of an SOP, to carry out all operations correctly and always in the same manner. What is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)? Continue reading What is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)?

What are Examples of Standard Work Instructions?

Are your standard work instructions out of date due to a significant changes in your accounting systems? Accounting policies and procedures Word document templates are available that can be used as standard templates of boiler plate work instructions by work functions for purchasing, accounts payable (AP),  accounts receivable (AR), inventory counting, asset control, etc., within the accounting department that can be opened, modified, saved and updated as needed. What are standard work instructions? Continue reading What are Examples of Standard Work Instructions?

What is the Purpose of an Office Manual?

Do you have a company office manual? Most small businesses do not, yet most large (fortune 500) companies do. What does that say about the importance of policies and procedures to your organization? One thing is clear, if you want to grow into a large enterprise, then eventually you will need a company office manual to provide the instruction and guidance your employees require. What is the purpose of an office manual? Continue reading What is the Purpose of an Office Manual?

What is the Difference Between Policy, Process, Procedure, SOP, or Work Instruction?

There are many differences between a policy, process, procedure, SOP, or work instruction. Here we explain the differences between policies, procedures, processes, and how each are used in a business setting.

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What’s the Difference Between Procedures and Work Instructions?

Many people confuse procedures and work instructions. In fact, most people write work instructions and call them procedures. Knowing the difference between procedures and work instructions can help you understand the documentation process much better and, therefore, develop great procedure documentation. Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Procedures and Work Instructions?