TITLE of ELEMENT Fabrication Procedure WORK INSTRUCTION 12-15-2010 Revision: 121510 Initial Trial Page 2 of 3 9.0 INSTRUCTIONS 9.1 (List all steps to be taken to complete the scope of this work instruction, in the exact sequence necessary. The effectiveness of the process is measured in its ability to achieve the desired results. However, that does not lessen the need for, or effectiveness of, formally specifying procedures. Size: 258.7 kB. There was a period where the Work Instructions were received by the worker through a written document. Work instructions add a level of confusion to the puzzle, but are generally recognized as a sub set of procedures. The SOP details how to format a SOP and the guidelines for writing clear and concise documents. The two support the policies established in the quality system manual [QSM]. (met objectives), What needs to be accomplished and how it will be executed, Where the inputs come from and where the outputs go, Any locational requirements (i.e. Process descriptions include details about the inputs, what conversion takes place (of inputs into outputs), the outputs, and the feedback necessary to ensure consistent results. Standard Stores recognizes and respects the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) copyright and intellectual property guidelines. Thank you for producing documents of this quality". Depending on the audience and purpose, procedures can range from verbal instructions to informal work instructions to visual workflows to formal documents. If you look at the documents like a pyramid, then. An example would be: A maintenance work instruction would give step-by-step instructions explaining the weekly, monthly, and annual checks and maintenance for equipment. The work instruction aligns with a preventive maintenance SOP. SSOP vs SOP vs Work Instruction - posted in Documentation & Document Control: Probably a topic beat to death but the lines between work instruction and ssops seems awfully blurry to me. However, years of quality management documentation practice suggests coupling these in the documentation hierarchy can more clearly and effectively control quality management outcomes. Some basic guidelines for remembering the differences between these terms when documenting your quality management system: A process is any activity or set of activities that use resources to transform inputs into outputs. Procedures describe a process, while a work instruction describes how to perform the conversion itself. Many people often confuse these three terms: business Process, Procedure, and Work Instruction.In fact, most people write work instructions … Procedure Example: Contract Review An example procedure is one that might be important for mission-critical, high liability industries like aerospace, medical devices or automotive could outline a formal process used for communicating with customers and reviewing information from the customer, including customer feedback. To control the outcome of a quality management system, more increasingly detailed action levels are often created in the form of processes, procedures and work instructions. ), A procedure offers a general description of how a company meets a process requirement but doesn’t include the company-specific details for execution. And a work instruction is a step-by-step guideline to implement the process and procedure, often segmented in some way to focus those who are doing the actual work. Simply put: Consider a process as a high level, strategic method of control, in effect a summary of objectives, specifications, and broad resources needed.