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Guide for Improving Document Control to Mitigate Audit Findings

The weight of audit findings often rests on the shoulders of document control—or the lack thereof. With estimates suggesting that up to 80% of audit findings stem from document control deficiencies, it's a critical area that organizations cannot afford to overlook. In our new comprehensive guide, we provide a framework for addressing document control issues...

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What makes a good quality management system (QMS)

What Makes a Good Quality Management System (QMS)

A Quality Management System (QMS) is paramount for ensuring that organizations meet the highest standards of efficiency and customer satisfaction. It provides a structured framework that helps organizations meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements while aiming for continuous improvement. But what exactly is a QMS and what makes it effective? This post dives into the essentials of a successful QMS,...

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Document Control Handbook

Handbook Helps Document Controllers Address Concerns for Quality and Compliance.

Understanding and implementing effective document control is crucial when attempting to meet regulatory standards, the core principle of which is: "Do what you say, say what you do, prove it." Document Controllers now have a comprehensive guide at their disposal. The newly available handbook dives deep into the fundamental aspects of document control for quality and compliance....

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Role of document control in cGMP

The Integral Role of Document Control in Upholding cGMP

In the regulated world of manufacturing, particularly within sectors that are subject to stringent standards like pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and food production, the term 'cGMP' resonates with an unfailing significance. cGMP, or current Good Manufacturing Practices, represents the cornerstone of quality assurance, outlining the practices required to conform to the regulatory standards that control the manufacture and...

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Navigating SQF

Navigating SQF Risk Management: A Guide to Document Control and Records

In the complex world of food safety, compliance with industry standards is paramount. One such standard is the Safe Quality Food (SQF) system, which places significant emphasis on risk management through effective document control and records practices. In this article, we will delve into the key aspects of SQF risk management, specifically focusing on the definition, implementation, and benefits...

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Document Control Software for Food and Beverage Production

Document Control Software Plays a Critical Role in Food and Beverage Production and Safety

Document Control software in food and beverage production and safety streamlines processes, helping your organization to meet regulatory guidelines, improve quality, and increase efficiency and productivity.

It is imperative for food and beverage manufacturers to attain and uphold regulatory compliance, maintain quality standards, manage recalls, standardize processes, facilitate collaboration, and enhance security. These objectives necessitate the creation, management, and control of...

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The Significance of Document Version Control and Revision Control

The Significance of Document Version Control and Revision Control

A key strategy that organizations use to help manage their documents and ensure compliance is Version Control and Revision Control. In this article, we’ll explore the significance of version control and revision control, the differences between the two, how they work together, and the benefits of automation with document control software.

What is the difference between...

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NCR CAR and Document Control

NCRs, CARs, and How Document Control Software Can Help

Many organizations, especially those involved in manufacturing, engineering, and production, must develop and adhere to strict standards to ensure the output of what they produce meets quality and safety expectations. Quality control guidelines take a considerable amount of forethought and planning. It’s an ongoing process that requires continual evaluation and adjustment to ensure processes run smoothly and output expectations are...

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Document Locator SOC 2 Type II

ColumbiaSoft Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Security Audit for Document Locator

SOC 2 Type II certification validates Document Locator as a trusted document control system for the secure management of information. Portland, Ore. – October 25, 2022 – ColumbiaSoft, a leader in document control for quality and compliance, has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit for its document control software system, Document Locator. The...

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The Benefits of Document Control for QMS

The Benefits of Using Electronic Document Management for your QMS

I've been a quality professional since 1981, and during my career I’ve held positions as a lead auditor, quality manager, director of quality, an independent ISO Consultant and a registrar auditor for ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 14000 and ISO 13485. As an auditor, 80% of audit findings were document control issues. That’s why it’s so important that...

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