Writing and Revising SOPs for Increased Operational Efficiency
Rob MacCuspie, Ph.D. has 20 years of experience in nanotechnology research, NanoEHS, and responsible commercialization of nano-enabled products. Over a decade working in government and industry with FDA and EPA regulated environments. Highlights include writing and revising over 70 SOPs in a 15 month period for 25%+ operational efficiency gains; first faculty at Florida Polytechnic University and Director of Nanotechnology and Multifunctional Materials Programs; 5+ years consulting experience with MacCuspie Innovations; 1 US patent, and 42 peer-reviewed publications cited 3,000+ times for an h-index of 30.
This webinar will highlight important fundamental knowledge for writing effectively in the context of clear, concise, effective SOPs. This webinar will also help focus on an efficiency mindset that can lead to operational gains without sacrificing quality.
This webinar will discuss how to more effectively write and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs) with a focus on increasing operational efficiencies.
- What is an SOP?
- Ways to structure systems of SOPs
- Examples of sections to include in an SOP
- Do what you say and say what you do
- Internal self-consistency, consistency when referencing other documents
- Tips for clear written communication
- Engaging stakeholders during the process at all levels of the organization
- Actively listening
- Organizational culture’s role in the success
- SOP authorship, reviewers, and approvers
- Training on new SOPs and revisions
Course Level - Basic/Fundamental. Introductory, high level for senior management and technical staff
Who Should Attend
- Product Development Managers
- Manufacturing Managers
- Operations Directors
- R&D Directors
- Safety or EH&S Officers
- Risk Management Officers
- Staff Scientists
- Formulation Scientists
- Analytical Chemists
- Quality Systems Director
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Quality Control Supervisor
- Laboratory Manager
Why Should You Attend
- Are new staff confused during training on your SOPs?
- Do you have too many SOPs?
- Do some SOPs give directions that conflict with directions from other SOPs?
- Are you writing up deviations far too often?
- Do you have some SOPs that just plainly don’t make sense?