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Standard Operating Procedure VRAAG DEMO AAN OPLOSSINGEN Digitaliseer checklijsten, kerntaken, audits
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Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Do you need structure in the workplace with regard to production processes? Then a ‘Standard Operating Procedure’, also called SOP, is something for your company! By means of an SOP, the guarantee and improvement of the quality of a product is made efficient. Also, SOPs can have a different goal, namely achieving certain standards within your company or obtaining an ISO certificate..

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Standard Operating Procedure

What is a SOP?

A ‘Standard Operating Procedure’ abbreviated SOP is a working instruction that describes in detail and visually indicates how a particular action should be performed by an operator, with the aim of creating uniformity in the execution of operations and thereby achieving consistency in the end result. For example, for converting a production line, dissolving a fault or cleaning a sensor. This SOP is also used as a reference book for new employees, if they have not yet gained enough knowledge and experience to carry out certain actions. These work instructions are often recorded on paper and are located in workbooks in cupboards on the shop floor. Operators spend a lot of time searching for these documents and reading these instructions. By digitizing the Standard Operating Procedures, the operator always has the latest version at hand in the form of the EZ-GO app on a smart device. The benefits of a digital work instruction include:

  1. High safety awareness
  2. Short stoppage of machines
  3. Smaller amounts of waste, quality defects and recalls
  4. Current and visual work instructions
  5. Efficient processes
  6. Mobile inspections at each location
  7. Operators involved in continuous improvement
  8. Easy-to-reach digital checklists

All this means that you no longer have to regularly update and redistribute your paper SOP. This way you create a paperless factory..

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How do you write a Standard Operating Procedure?

Regarding safety and quality, it is important that employees carry out the necessary steps in the production process in detail. Do you want to obtain a certain ISO certificate? Then an SOP is the ideal way for you to map the necessary steps. In this way, an SOP provides support for your desired ISO certificate. But how should a Standard Operating Procedure be written? A number are required for this, none of which may be skipped.

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How do you write a SOP?

Determine the end result or goal for the SOP you write. For example, if you write a document describing the procedures for keeping the machines intact, the goal is to maintain the machines properly and to ensure safety. This can be done, for example, with preventive maintenance..

Chances are your company already has some OPPs written for other procedures in the past. You can easily refer to those documents as templates for preference formatting guidelines.

  • hierarchical step layout
  • A flowchart
  • Easy step size

Bring the team together and ask them how they think the task should be performed. These are the people you are going to ask to stick to the SOP, so you want to make sure that it makes sense to them and that all the necessary tasks are included. There will be multiple concepts and reviews. Be sure to invite your team to review the concepts so they can make additional suggestions. For example, employees often have bathed in work through autonomous maintenance..

 

 

It is possible that the SOP you are working on may depend on other SOPs and teams in other departments to be successfully completed. Determine whether it is sufficient to refer to those other procedures or whether you should add them to the current standard operating procedures document. You may need a flow chart or a map to clearly define dependencies and those responsible.

Knowing your audience helps you determine how to shape your SOP. What is the foreknowledge of your target audience? Does your target group fully master your language, in which you will write the SOP? How long has your target audience been working within your company? Take these questions into account in order to be able to tailor your SOP to the target group as best you can.

Write a draft of your standard procedure and consider include some of the following:

  1. Title page
  2. Index
  3. The specific procedures

Check for review of the SOP every six to 12 months to identify areas in which it can be improved and to identify any changes made to the current procedures.

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Standard Operating Procedure with EZ Factory

By digitizing an SOP or working instruction, the operator always has them at hand in the form of the EZ-GO app on a smart device. As a result, he is able to work much more efficiently, and he will also be more inclined to take it with him if he needs the reference book when performing an operation in the right way.  To make the day-to-day work of operators clearer and more fun, we have developed an app for digitizing work instructions, checklists, autonomous maintenance tasks and audits. This allows the safety, quality and efficiency on the shop floor to be increased. Digitizing SOPs will reduce the number of unexpected failures, increase the availability of your machines, ensure quality and extend the life of your machines. This prevents unnecessary revenue loss and disappoints customers. When you log in to the app, you’ll see at a glance what your core tasks will be for that day. This increases safety, quality and efficiency. What is unique about EZ-GO is that we focus on the operator. Our slogan is: “Power to the Operator!” After all, this is the man or woman in the workplace who performs the tasks and can identify where and how processes can be optimized. Our goal is therefore to make their daily work easier and more enjoyable!

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