Is document control something you do manually – using Microsoft Excel or perhaps a paper-based method – or do you use software such as a dedicated document control application?

Last year we conducted a very enlightening survey called Supplier vs EPC, Why is Vendor Documentation so Painful? (download the results here free of charge) that among other things showed the following:

75% of EPC respondents use an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). However, only 2% of suppliers currently have an EDMS in place. Instead, they create and manage their documents using spreadsheets and PDF tools, leading to errors and rework.

In that regard, how do you do document control?  Do you still do it manually or is it something that is automated?

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