Are your SOPs and Work Instructions perfect?
Put simply, SOPs should support an environment of “Comply or Change”.
New BPM Approaches for the Challenges of Mergers and Acquisitions in Life Sciences
Five Major Drivers for BPM exist – Compliance; Outsourcing, ITIL and Security; Process Framework/Performance/Standards; Technology Modernisation and Mergers, Acquisitions and Consolidations. In recent years Life Sciences organisations have had to learn to survive and grow through numerous mergers and acquisitions – sometimes even within quick succession of each other.
Computer World UK last week reported IKEA's great success in moving from to a web-based Business Process Management System (BPMS). The move has enabled the company to create internal business cases in less than half the time it previously took them and honestly, we're not surprised considering the array of issues with text or paper based standard operating procedures. (SOPs). Ikea noted that where a business case used to take approximately 24 days to create, it's now done in an average of nine days. That's a whopping difference and a valuable insight to many companies considering a move from paper to digital for processes.
My Standout Favourites from PharmaLink 2015
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From inside an organisation, it can be hard to see the wood from the trees. You probably have a 'sense' of whether business processes are well defined or not but it may not be quite as bad as you think. On the other hand, it could be a lot worse.
Based on real life scenarios.
Below is an on boarding process from the first day up until 90 days in. In training sessions run by Torque Management, this is sometimes used as an example to begin discussion about the on boarding process. Have you had a similar experience in starting a new job or joining a new organisation? We would welcome comments below detailing your own experiences and will soon be announcing a competition to re-engineer this process for the ideal on boarding steps too. Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for updates.
The TPSoP® White Paper: The Right Person, Doing the Right Thing Right, Every Time
Following on from a successful series of blog posts on problems arising from text-based procedures written by Dee Carri, Torque Management has now published a white paper covering these topics further. The paper looks at the categories of what appear to be universal issues with text-based procedures and outdated processes related to SOPs that are costing organisations and individuals time and money and in some instances, embedding problems in organisations.
Ensuring Effective Environmental Health and Safety (EHSS) in Your Organisation
Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 2pm (GMT)
What is FDASIA, Title VII?
Dee Carri looks at what Title VII of FDASIA regulation is, the timeline for its implementation, how it's going to affect Quality Managers, Business Process Managers and IT Managers and offers some strategic advice to stay ahead of the curve and organise for success.
Webinar: Making SOPs the solution not the problem, November 11th, 2pm
You are invited to participate in an insightful webinar on improving Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions on Tuesday November 11th at 2pm GMT.
The TPSoP® Story
Following on from a successful Torque Management webinar entitled 'Making SOPs the Solution Not the Problem' presented this week, Torque Management are now excited to launch their TPSoP® animation - The TPSoP® Story.
How Much Do You Love Your SOPs Part 7: Conclusions and Recommendations
By Dee Carri
How much do you love your SOPs Part 6: Enterprise Flexibility - Are your Change Management Processes Agile?
By Dee Carri