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Whats the difference between SOP and QMS

Stijloor

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#4
In ISO TS SOP stands also for Support Oriented Process,together with MOP (management oriented processes) and COP ( Customer Oriente Process).
The definition and the synergies of three forms the QMS of an organization.
Nope, that's not an ISO/TS 16949:2009 concept at all. It was developed by Plexus, the organization that has the monopoly (granted by the IATF) to train ISO/TS 16949 third party auditors. This COP, SOP, MOP process categorizing business is included in the auditor training curriculum, so auditors and auditees started believing that it is a requirement and it is not.

Just to clarify! :yes:

Stijloor.
 

Marc

Captain Nice
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#5
This thread being in the ISO 9001 forum, it's OK to relate to TS 16949 but typically SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure.

But you are right - SOP can stand for several other things when you come right down to it.

With that in mind, it is always best to cite the standard and usage in the post.
 

Marc

Captain Nice
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#6
Nope, that's not an ISO/TS 16949:2009 concept at all. It was developed by Plexus, the organization that has the monopoly (granted by the IATF) to train ISO/TS 16949 third party auditors. This COP, SOP, MOP process categorizing business is included in the auditor training curriculum, so auditors and auditees started believing that it is a requirement and it is not.

Just to clarify! :yes:

Stijloor.
You must have posted while I was still writing.

Thanks for the info, Jan. I wasn't aware of that myself.

As an added reference:

MOP (Management Oriented Processes)
COP (Customer Oriented Process)
 

MajorBVNaik

Involved In Discussions
#7
The standard definition of SOP is standard operationg procedure. We used this definition during my army service also.
ISO 9000:2005 defines QMS as-"Management system to direct & control an organization with regard to quality"
To put it simply,it encompasses QM, Mandatory procedures, WIs, QAPs, forms & formats & all records specified by ISO 9001:2008
 
S

samsung

#8
The standard definition of SOP is standard operationg procedure. We used this definition during my army service also.
So far I'm aware of, none of the standards has defined the abbreviation 'SOP'. Since the question is posted in 9001 forum, it becomes further debatable since neither 9001 standard nor 9000:2005 has any reference to the above terminology*. So we can't say that 'standard operating procedure' is the standard expanded form of 'SOP'. However, it's being commonly used to refer to a 'Standard Operating Procedure' and hence it is quite popular and finds some historical usage as well.

Military use of SOP- Wikipedia explains

In military terminology SOPs describe a procedure or set of procedures to perform a given operation or evolution or in reaction to a given event. There is a popular misconception that SOPs are standardized. However, the very nature of an SOP is that it is not standardized across a large military element (such as a corps or division) but rather describes the unique operating procedure of a smaller unit (such as a battalion or company) within that larger element. "Standing" operating procedures take effect until further notice, at which time the issuing authority amend or dissolve them. Therefore, the military more correctly uses the term "standing operating procedure" in lieu of "standard operating procedure."

Unit members typically promulgate SOPs, based on unit experience and local conditions. They are normally approved by the unit's Officer Commanding or Commanding Officer.
Full text at Wikipedia

*However, reference to similar terminology, defined as 'Operational Control Procedure', can be found in OHSAS & 14001.
 
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somashekar

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#9
So far I'm aware of, none of the standards has defined the abbreviation 'SOP'. Since the question is posted in 9001 forum, it becomes further debatable since neither 9001 standard nor 9000:2005 has any reference to the above terminology*. So we can't say that 'standard operating procedure' is the standard expanded form of 'SOP'. However, it's being commonly used to refer to a 'Standard Operating Procedure' and hence it is quite popular and finds some historical usage as well.

Military use of SOP- Wikipedia explains



Full text at Wikipedia

*However, reference to similar terminology, defined as 'Operational Control Procedure', can be found in OHSAS & 14001.
standard operating procedure (SOP)
Written procedure prescribed for repetitive use as a practice, in accordance with agreed upon specifications aimed at obtaining a desired outcome.

SOP
Standard Operating Procedure. Standard Operating Procedures are intended to provide a clear statement of how to perform a procedure (the procedures may be either routine procedures or procedures to follow in the event of an emergency). They provide a written set of instructions documenting (normally in a step by step manner) how a procedure should be performed...

:topic: Now which one of these will you want to take >>>>
***** SOP Statement Of Position
***** SOP School of Psychology
***** SOP Soprano
***** SOP Stock Option Plan
***** SOP School of Pharmacy
***** SOP Statement Of Purpose
***** SOP Small Outline Package
***** SOP Sales Order Processing
***** SOP Seeds of Peace
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***** SOP System-On-Package
***** SOP Service of Process
***** SOP Start Of Production (automobile industry)
***** SOP Sum of Products (Boolean expressions and logic gates)
***** SOP Scope of Practice (EMS)
***** SOP Start of Packet
***** SOP State Of Play
***** SOP State of Polarization

Can we check if the OP has got what he wanted or wait for him to get back ....
 
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