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. The 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 the 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. An 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 the result of intermediate steps.

This article has been published in Perfect Sourcing Magazine (Issue: August-2013). 

Snapshot of the published article.

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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