What All You Need to Know About Standard Operating Procedures? – A Beginner’s Guide

by Comprose Inc SOP Management
What is an SOP competitive?

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a robust user manual that is used to combine various multiple pieces of policy, guidance, and instruction that too into one easy-to-use and role-based document. The development and the use of SOPs are an integral part of a successful quality system as it provides individuals with the information to perform a job properly, and facilitates consistency in the quality and integrity of a activity /product or end result.

The standard operating procedure documentation is used to create a standard method to perform a set of tasks that too within an organization. SOPs are used to create a variety of complex processes, job roles, organizational departments, or procedures. 

In many cases an organization requires more than one SOP; often, as the multiple SOPs will serve as complementary products that cover different materials, but they can serve the needs of a common community. When we have more than one SOP developed for an organization, it is important that all SOPs have a standard aesthetic that demonstrates a consistent method of SOP development. 

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Where are SOPs needed?
  • Do you there exist any industry specific requirements for documentation?
  • The Phased approach is always recommended
  • Business cycles
  • What is the requirement of the client?
  • Do you really feel the processes are more vulnerable and risks are not mitigated?

What are the key components of an SOP?
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Organization chart
  • Supplier – Input – Process – Output – Customer (SIPOC)
  • Internal Control Framework
  • Scope and applicability
  • Responsibility Accountability Support Consult Inform Matrix (RASCI)
  • Process activity tree 
  • Process Flow Chart

What to expect from SOPs?
  • They are recognized and proven
  • The SOPs need to be specific to each organization and should be discussed and tailor-made minutely to ensure success
  • There is an incubation / gestation period

In the business management, SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure that is referred to as a written instruction or document that has details about all the crucial activities and steps that are required for the successful completion of projects and procedures.

 This is an essential document as it offers employees with references to the most common and vital tasks, activities and practices that are within a business organization. This standard operating procedure documentation is also very much useful for the newly hired employees need answers to all their inquiries about the business operations without interrupting their supervisors.

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