Figure 7. Information necessary for the cover of an ammunition maintenance SOP
(e) Location and sequence of operation to maintain a smooth flow. This is usually a diagram of
the line layout.
(f) General. In developing detailed SOPs, the information contained therein must be clear,
conclusive, and easily understood by all concerned. Great care must be exercised in use of
the English terminology, taking into consideration the limited vocabulary of some workers
that may be assigned to the operation.
(g) In overseas commands where indigenous personnel are used, SOPs will be written
bilingually, in English and the language of the host nation.
(h) Minimum requirements. Experience has indicated that adequate, up-to-date SOPs will aid
materially in the reduction of accidents.
(i) When the best layout has been determined and tested, and the SOP has been written, the
senior ammunition NCO submits the plan to the supervisor. The SOP will consist of: the