APOS Advanced Process Oriented Steering

APOS is process tool that ensures compliance with external laws and regulations, standards and requirements in the work processes. Handle all tasks according to documentation management in relation to the work processes.

 

The core elements of APOS are Work Processes with Roles, Governing Elements, Job Function - Role connection and Competency Requirements.

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  • BUSINESS BENEFITS

    • Regulatory requirements, customer requirements and company requirements are integrated into the steering system.

    • The employee is made responsible by raising the profile of the activities for which they are responsible and clarifying the quality standards and best practices for each activity.

    • The business is managed through joint work processes, regardless of organization.

    • APOS is an effective tool for exchanging experience and developing best practices.

    • APOS is a dynamic management system that provides users with updated information at all times.

    • With APOS, Performance is given centre stage.

    • The user obtains a clear understanding of his/her own roles, requirements and the best practices to be followed.

    • APOS is designed to be practical and easy to understand.

    • It is easy to document deviations and alternative practices.

    • It contributes to the development of best practices.

    • Those who perform activities should find it easy to contact the process owner/Case officer.

    • Lessons learned from accidents and incidents become clearer and can be quickly transferred to the entire business.

    • The owners of the processes are highlighted.

    • SoluDyne’s open system solutions provide the basis for integrating external partners and subcontractors.

    • There is the same quality of delivery, regardless of the person.

    • APOS allows one to measure the degree of implementation of process orientation relative to a specified ideal. The possibility of deviation handling at work process level
  • KEY FEATURES

    Work processes with roles

    The processes are the basis for distributing responsibility and best practice. The process section of the APOS logic is based on an adaptation of ISO 5807.

     

    Control elements

    Reference material such as text or links are visualized through pop-up windows when the mouse cursor is moved over the process or activity boxes. If necessary, this can also be displayed in text boxes within the process map. If e.g. a requirement, best practice or other steering elements are added, then this will be indicated by a small icon on the process and activity figures. In this way, you can see if there are reference materials available.

     

    Role Job-Function connections

    By linking a role to a position, you can quality assure that everyone receives updated information when it is available.

     

    Qualification requirements

    Qualification requirements.

     

    Profile-based access

    Possibility for profile-based access.

     

    Specialist library

    Specialist libraries.

     

    ISO pyramid

    Use of ISO pyramid.

     

    Organisation chart

    Use of organization chart.

     

    Definitions and abbreviations

    Using definitions and abbreviations.

     

    Comments and suggestions for changes

    Dealing with comments and suggestions for changes.

     

    HTML Editor

    Online editing of content, processes and steering elements.

     

    Import

    Import of MS Visio.

     

    integration

    Integration with MS Word and MS Excel.

     

    Revision management

     Full revision control, with change packages and change tracking.

     

    Statistics

    Statistics on the use of the system, processes and control elements.

     

  • BUSINESS CONCEPT

    Continuous improvement of Best Practice is the business concept for APOS. The opportunities to challenge and enhance the company’s value creation is well-organized in APOS.

     

    Companies with large areas of activity have historically allowed wide individual freedom to develop local standards and methods. The performance of a joint activity for the entire company will therefore normally have different local varieties. The variations increase with the number of businesses one operates. E.g.: Previously, Hydro’s production platforms all had different local methods for entering a turbine housing while it was operating. Now they have only one common method of entry.

     

    Wide variation in Requirements and Methods for repeatable activities has normally led to increased resource use for control and follow-up – The scope of the control simply becomes too large!

     

    The business concept for APOS is to improve the steering and control of your own business. This is achieved by applying the company’s Best Practices for the selection of Methods and managing Requirements. There is considerable evidence of improvements in the industry based on developing a Best Practice.

     

  • HISTORY

    The basis for APOS was developed from 1995 to 2005.

     

    The acronym APOS was introduced in a project conducted by the Norsk Hydro Produksjon and SoluDyne from 2002 to 2006. APOS stands for “ArbeidsProsess Orientert Styring” and has been translated into English as Advanced Process Oriented Steering. APOS is the name for both the Method and the System

     

    APOS was created with a focus on Best Practices and Working Processes with Roles.

     

    APOS was designed to streamline the management of the business. The system was constructed to make Performance the focus of attention. It gives the user a clear understanding of and participation in what should be done, what Requirements exist and what method should be used. Both the method and the system are designed to be practical and easy to understand.

     

    This image shows Work Processes, Sub Processes, Flowchart, Activity Description.

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