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.
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.
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.
RRegulatory requirements, customer requirements and company requirements are integrated into the 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.
RRole Job-Function connections
By linking a role to a position, you can quality assure that everyone receives updated information when it is available.
RThere 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
provides statistics and measurable results of improvements to work processes and best practices.
RComments and suggestions for changes
Use APOS to handle with comments and suggestions for changes.
Full revision control, with change packages and change tracking.
RThose 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.
RAPOS is designed to be practical and easy to understand.
It is easy to document deviations and alternative practices.
RFilter by Role or Department
Use Filtering and Profile Based Viewing to only see the information needed at any specific time.
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.