Guidelines for process control ( monitoring ):
When implementing process control understand these items. Know the desired value. Know the measurement feature. Know how to measure it. Know the unit of measure. Know the measurement device. Know the frequency of measure. Know how to handle good and reject measurements.
Monitoring objectives depends on who does it, how often it is to be done, and to whom information is distributed for analysis. You can monitor the objectives through minute-to-minute, day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year. Individuals, teams, departments, the management group, and/or executive staff can conduct the analysis
In more complex
situations(e.g.: Whole Business Process Management) a more extensive
system for process control monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and reporting results
versus objectives would be necessary, but the principles remain the
There are many reasons and methods for examining and documenting the steps in a process. Several examples are:
-Designing a new process or changing a process.
-Preparing for an audit / assessment of a process or system.
-Creating the building project plans for a new facility.
-Planning a preventive action.
-Diagnosting possible problem areas.
-Identifying non-value-added steps.
-Comparing before and after changes to a process.
-Developing a quality systems documentation (often including both text and process maps)
-Helping quality improvement teams to understand a process.
-Training aid for understanding the process.
-Understanding the interrelationships of existing processes.