Productively Manage the Continuous Stream of Work Instructions

Every day on an industrial site, there is a stream of Work Instructions issued by Planners, Maintenance Personnel, Operations Supervisors and Controllers at all levels and areas within the process.  Unfortunately, there are still inadequate, time consuming methods such as paper, word processor, spreadsheet and homegrown applications being used to plan and complete these Work Instructions.  Poor traditional Work Management methods are not integrated with other software, such as Data Historians and CMMS systems, resulting in dual capture and information silos.  This increases organizational risk and inefficiencies.

To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize j5 Work Instructions.  Allowing their operations teams to plan, record, manage, view and complete any Work Instruction in a consistent and efficient way with a web browser and mobile device:


Key Features and Benefits:

Easy to Use

j5 has an intuitive Work Instructions framework

Consistent Work Instructions

Ensures consistent formatting, structure and content entry

Wide Visibility of Operations Data

Work Instructions are easily shared across departments and operations personnel

Eliminates Paper, Spreadsheets and Scattered Databases

j5 acts as a central repository for managing daily Work Instructions

Saves Time and Improves Accuracy

Automated and efficient data entry reduces employee workload

Advanced Workflow Capabilities

Task management and automated workflows ensure Work Instructions are delivered and completed

Fast Search and Filtering

Quickly look for and report on specific Work Instructions

Integration With Other Industrial Systems

Link Work Instructions to the CMMS (such as IBM Maximo / SAP PM), SOP or Permit to Work systems

Ease of Monitoring

Use standard filters, Dashboards and Reports to identify easily if Work Instructions are put on hold or overdue

Integration With Other j5 Applications

Compare and contrast data across all the j5 Applications

Web Browser Based

j5 Work Instructions is readily available within a familiar browser environment

Tried and Tested in Different Industries Worldwide

j5 Applications are being used successfully in diverse areas and industries

The j5 Work Instructions Application Can Be Used Across Many Industries:

Chemical Manufacturing


Food and Beverage Production



Pulp and Paper


Case Studies:

With the j5 Work Instructions module, as a Console or Field Operator you can:

  • See all your Work Instructions in a summary view
  • Get detailed information about the Work Instruction so you can efficiently complete it
  • Mark off the Work Instructions as you complete them so that the Planners and Supervisors can clearly see the progress
  • See Work Instructions that have been automatically scheduled
  • See the Work Instructions that have been automatically copied into your Shift Handover log

As a Supervisor, Superintendent or Manager, you can:

  • Create Work Instructions in a simple intuitive framework
  • Use the built-in template System to quickly and consistently create Work Instructions based on a standard
  • Schedule the Work Instructions to be carried out according to a simple (for example, every 24 hours) or more specific schedule (for example, on the first Monday of the month)
  • Assign the Work Instruction to a specific person or role and a specific operating area or piece of equipment
  • Attach documents and screenshots to the Work Instruction so it can be precisely carried out
  • Create step by step tasks that are to be associated with the Work Instruction
  • Associate the Work Instructions with a specific tag or piece of equipment so you can easily see all logs tied to that equipment
  • Link the Work Instructions to the CMMS, Standard Operating Procedures or Permit to Work
  • Monitor the progress of the Work Instructions in real-time
  • Use the Work Instructions Dashboard to get an overview of the status of all the areas and drill down to any bad actors
  • Receive Alerts if Work Instructions are put on hold or become overdue
  • View Dashboards and Reports on the time taken for Work Instructions and statistics on the performance of staff and areas

j5 has contributed to the efficient and stable operation of INPEX assets. Information is standardized and accurate and therefore easier to retrieve.
Jinsei Li General Manager Information Management and Technology Unit at INPEX
We rely on j5 for logbook, handover, work instructions, standing orders, near misses and mobile inspection rounds.
Nobuyuki Takahashi Kainan Plant Manager at Wakayama Petroleum Refinery
We have developed the Operations Logbook for implementation at our manufacturing plant.
Operating Group Manager JX Nippon Oil & Energy
j5 has given greater visibility of on-going issues and given us a consistent and accountable handover tool.
Ant Tyler Systems Operations Compliance Manager at Thames Water
We selected j5 as our standard Kiire Terminal tool and we are now achieving increased competitiveness.
Yukichi Tanaka Operation Planning and Import Affairs Group at JX Nippon Oil & Energy Kiire Terminal
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