Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) – A Process Management Tool for the Garment Factories
Standard operating procedure (SOP) is not a new thing for the garment industry. SOP is well known and is widely used by many organized factories.
SOP can be defined as a step-by-step written procedure about how to do a job that gives desired result and maintains consistency in results. SOP can also be defined as a checklist for the user (operator) who is going to do a particular job. SOP is a sure success method of doing a job.
More than just written instructions SOP can be also made using illustrations and flow charts. For some processes factory only needs to provide detailed instructions to perform a task, where some processes required instruction as well as decision making based on result of intermediate steps.