WEFOUNDOperations Manual for Series 135 Diesel Engines Models 2135G, 4135G, 6135G, and 12V135 (With supplementary descriptions of Models 4135AG, 6135AG and 12V135AG) (Published in 1978, no ISBN)


A standard operating procedure manual reviews the core procedures in any business to ensure quality and efficiency in the delivery of goods and services.

A business or organization can more effectively facilitate training of new employees with the use of well-written standard operations procedures. Beyond training, an SOP manual gives existing team members a resource for less-frequently used procedures, ensuring procedures are done with the correct protocol, maintaining quality control. Writing a standard operating procedures manual requires having a clear understanding of the steps involved in any particular process.

Look at all of the core processes that your company has. Start to define which processes will be outlined and mapped in the SOP maual. While you might not map every last process, it is important to establish the most fundamental and important ones. For example, a restaurant might define core processes as to how a particular signature dish is made. Just as important is the process for cleaning the restaurant. Create a list of your core processes so you can integrate each one into the SOP manual after mapping it.

The Operations Manual is the most current statement of University of Iowa policy. All revisions have been made in compliance with the  Protocol for Approval of University Policies for the University of Iowa Operations Manual .

The University of Iowa is governed by state and federal law, administrative regulations, and policies of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, which provide broad direction on University affairs. This  University of Iowa Operations Manual  contains University administrative, financial, and community policies, as well as certain University-level implementing procedures. These policies and procedures have been developed to supplement and clarify Regent policy and to incorporate specific requirements of federal, state, and administrative rules and regulations.

Members of the University with questions about the interpretation and application of an  Operations Manual policy may seek advice from their supervisor, HR Unit Representative, the Office of the Dean of Students, etc. The Offices of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, the General Counsel, and the vice president designated in the table of contents as responsible for the policy are also available to assist in interpreting policies. The Offices of the General Counsel and the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations may be contacted for facilitating policy development and review.

A standard operating procedure manual reviews the core procedures in any business to ensure quality and efficiency in the delivery of goods and services.

A business or organization can more effectively facilitate training of new employees with the use of well-written standard operations procedures. Beyond training, an SOP manual gives existing team members a resource for less-frequently used procedures, ensuring procedures are done with the correct protocol, maintaining quality control. Writing a standard operating procedures manual requires having a clear understanding of the steps involved in any particular process.

Look at all of the core processes that your company has. Start to define which processes will be outlined and mapped in the SOP maual. While you might not map every last process, it is important to establish the most fundamental and important ones. For example, a restaurant might define core processes as to how a particular signature dish is made. Just as important is the process for cleaning the restaurant. Create a list of your core processes so you can integrate each one into the SOP manual after mapping it.