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What Documented Information is Required for ISO 9001:2015?

The ISO 9001 2015 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.

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What are the Benefits of Document Management Systems?

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? What are the benefits of document management systems? Continue reading What are the Benefits of Document Management Systems?

How Do You Easily Share Electronic Documents while Maintaining Control?

One of the most difficult parts of document management is to ensure that everyone is using the current version of electronic documents for their processes. This is especially challenging when documents are distributed in paper form. Learn how to easily share electronic documents while maintain control.

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What Are The Top Quality Manager Responsibilities?

As the Quality Manager you are responsible for Quality Management System (QMS) compliance and strategies to improve quality management. In other words, you must manage all company-wide, quality policies, procedures, processes, programs, and practices, to assure the company of continuous conformance with appropriate standards and regulations. What are the top Quality Manager responsibilities? Continue reading What Are The Top Quality Manager Responsibilities?

Do Company Policies Exist If They’re Not Documented?

Process occur in each and every business. Some of your process are critical business processes that your company could not be in business without and others are less critical, but may be important. Understanding your risk is a major factor in your company governance, risk, and compliance program. How do you audit your process, demonstrate their effectiveness, and show that you have control when needed? Basically, do company policies exist if they’re not documented? Continue reading Do Company Policies Exist If They’re Not Documented?

What Document Control System is Most Effective?

If your company is like most, you’re storing your policies and procedures on a file server. Perhaps your working drafts are in one folder, approved versions are in another folder, and previous versions are archived in yet another folder. There are many ways policies procedures software will save you money. What document control system is most effective? Continue reading What Document Control System is Most Effective?

How to Develop Intranet Policies and Procedures for Multiple Departments

Companies are using a wide variety of software solutions to develop intranet policies and procedures for multiple departments. Common intranet policies and procedures software solutions include editing in MS-Word, publishing in PDF (Portable Document Format), and managing files in SharePoint. This article is about how to develop intranet policies and procedures for multiple departments. Continue reading How to Develop Intranet Policies and Procedures for Multiple Departments

What Is the Difference Between Document Control and Record Control?

The ISO 9001:2015 quality standard has a number of documentation requirements and specifically calls out 7.5 Documented information, which replaces 4.2.3 Control of Documents and 4.2.4 Control of Records in the previous ISO 9001:2008. To understand the difference, first let’s clarify the difference between documents and records. Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Document Control and Record Control?

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? Continue reading Document Control Audit Findings and How to Eliminate Them