April 19, 2020
Documented Information

Document Control, How to Improve it

Document control is part of an effective system of internal controls, which is an essential requirement for compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, ISO 22000, the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), and a plethora of regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA).
April 6, 2020
Documented Information

What Is the Difference Between Document Control and Record Control?

We all recognize the importance of communication, but how good is our basic communication as managers?
March 18, 2020
Reduce Document Control Audit Findings

Document Control Audit Findings and How to Eliminate Them

Of all the types of findings a quality auditor can write up in an audit, Document Control Audit Findings are one of the most common. In this day and age, there’s really no excuse for getting a document control audit finding. How can I say that?
January 28, 2020
training on procedures

How Do You Train Employees on Procedures?

Here’s a scenario: A new employee has to be trained on a particular procedure. The person who normally conducts the training (the area supervisor) is unexpectedly out of the office for a couple of days, due to illness. You, the Human Resources director, prefer not to have the new employee sitting around while waiting to be trained. They ought to be able to familiarize themselves with the procedure; you believe this will help speed up the training.
January 23, 2020
Procedure Workflow Software

OnPolicy Policy Procedure Workflow

In a document management system, policies and procedures are continually reviewed, revised, and updated. The means for an audit trail is in place, and documents don't fall into a "black hole".
March 4, 2019

How To Reduce Paper with a Document Management System

Why do we bother documenting processes, tasks, and events? What purpose does documentation serve?  And, if we’re going to do it, shouldn’t we do it right? How do we Reduce Paper with a Document Management System?
February 25, 2019

What Documented Information is Required for ISO 9001:2015

The ISO 9001 quality standard has a number of document requirements and specifically calls out 7.5.3 Control of Documented information. To understand what documents or a records are required (the new standard does not make a distinction) first let’s clarify what are documents and records.