How Can I Make A Turtle Diagram?


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To make a turtle diagram, you need to have already collected up your information from your QMS procedures. You need to remember that the legs of the turtle on your diagram represent four different pillars in the process you are referring to:

• Any material resources (tools, materials)
• The resources of the staff available
• Available guidelines (methods, guides, techniques)
• Indicators of the performance of the processes in the case of examination

The head and tail of the turtle are used to represent the input and output of the process. The idea is to put all the information into the diagram in a concise, cohesive way so that ISO auditors can clearly see with a visual aid what your plans and individual procedures are for your given process.

If you need some more guidance in regards to exactly what you should be entering into your turtle diagram, you can search for examples online. These examples will show either the information that was placed into the given diagram, or give you hints and tips towards exactly what you should be entering into your own diagram.

A turtle diagram is used to illustrate the necessary elements to a process, in order to get the point across to auditors. It takes the basic facts from a process and adds different aspects of the SIPOC to satisfy the customers. They are said to be a cross between a cause and effect and SIPOC diagram. By comparing both what is happening and what the procedures predict, it helps evaluate to both worker and customer whether the process in question is actually effective enough to be used, to the customer's individual requirements.

Turtle diagrams are used wherever the organization applies ISO standards to their work. Use it as part of an ISO auditing approach when you need to show your customers how you can work together, from the predictions of your processes.

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