In Reply to Parent Post by Notnimdab2009
Hello To All ,
currently our company is creating work intructions and the approver is only the manufacturing function. The author is also from manufacturing. Does the quality function needs also to approve the document? What are the areas or the role of the quality in approving the work instruction?
Appreciate your inputs.
You should establis roles and responsibilities for this item and include in your documented procedure for document control. This is up to your organization . My personal advice is to proceed taking into account the risk associated to the approval and the impact on customer and product quality.
Besides, establish the workflow of the approval and distribution also taking into account the complexity and the dimensions of your organization. From a general standpoint, Quality could be notified but as to work instruction I personnaly see that the process owner should approve, depending on the nature of the instruction.
Try to work in team and multidisciplinary approach to establish responsibilities.