Document Control Tip: Missing Documents

Of course, not every vendor is skilled at document control. Whether they provide you a list of documents (fabrication vendors), or you help them by auto-generating the full list of required docs (instrument & valves vendors) DocBoss helps you track missing...

How Do You Handle Metadata?

One of the more frustrating aspects of document control involves the manual nature of the work. In our recent Supplier vs EPC survey, we discovered that the single most important factor to EPC respondents is accuracy and formatting of the data they receive. One aspect...

Document Control Tip: Custom Headers and Footers

When submitting many documents and many pages, it is often beneficial to add headers and footers to every submitted page. While working on each individual document can be extremely time-consuming (and error prone) DocBoss allows you to simple define what data fields...

What Can EPCs Do Better?

How can the EPCs that you serve provide better information to you up front before the start of a project? EPCs should take more care to trim vendor data requirement lists (VDRL), prior to inclusion in RFPs. Supplier experience sees irrelevant document requirements...

Document Control Tip: Procedures and Training

A lack of proper execution leads directly to more stringent submission requirements on the next project. It is our assumption that formal procedures are not common at supplier organizations. We suggest suppliers need to put more focus on building formal document...

Why is Document Control so Painful?

Every company submitting documents to an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner faces the same problems: large volumes of manual work, coupled with complex (or unclear) expectations and procedures. This often leads to time-consuming rework,...

COVID-19 Resources for Process Suppliers

The COVID-19 virus has negatively affected trade on a global basis and the process equipment business is no different. While many companies have temporarily shut down, others are remaining open and have turned to a new line of business to help deal with the ongoing...