I am currently working at a company that has yet to implement any Work Instructions. I've been creating them based on operator input to help determine the best process that we're currently aware of (watch operators of each shift do work, take pics and notes, create rough draft, have operators review, etc).
I'm supposed to train the operators on these Work Instructions that they have helped me develop, but I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to teach the importance of following the same sequence every time. I explain what we're trying to accomplish, to have everyone performing the work the same way to help create a consistent, quality product while making it easier to figure out how or why something went wrong if a problem is spotted. I also explain how during shift changeovers, if everyone is following the same sequence, an operator can pick up from where the previous operator left off without much trouble.
But when it comes to operations that can be done at multiple points throughout the beginning of an operation so long as it's done before a particular step (ex: ensuring that a sharp razor is loaded into the knife before making a cut), I find it hard to argue the question, "Well, as long as I make sure it's sharp before the cut at Step #7, what does it matter if I do it Step #3, Step#4, or Step #5?".
Do you guys have any advice, or notice that I'm not explaining something as I should?