Every business that is looking to scale its operations needs to look into ways to standardize its business processes. It is the only way to ensure that the quality of the output remains the same as the business grows, and new employees enter the organization.
Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are used for this exact purpose and can be applied to any industry. They can come in different forms that are suited to outline processes and tasks of varying complexity. In an industrial environment, they also have a safety component, as they will typically include safety warnings and tips that are important to know while executing specific tasks.
In the infographic below, you can find a brief outline of what SOPs are used for, the different types of SOPs accompanied with specific examples, how you should structure an SOP document, steps you can follow when writing your own standard operating procedures, and finally - a list of digital tools you can use to streamline your SOP creation process.