Managing documentation has always been part of a fabricator’s world. But now there are growing requirements for how to prepare and submit those documents to your customers.
Mill Test Reports (MTRs) of course are a key deliverable. Not only do you have to scan, index and store the MTRs, but the Quality Department is building MTR packages for each drawing. Indexes, cross references to the bill of materials, bookmarks etc. Of course the drawings aren’t static, so when the bill of materials changes the work needs to be redone. The circle of life.
Of course managing document requirements from sub-vendors can also be a chore. With so many document requirements for equipment (instrumentation, pumps, motors etc), its hard to decide whether to constantly expedite your vendors, or simply gloss over the provision of the data.
And when that isn’t enough, then you have to add cover pages and track submissions using customer provided templates.
DocBoss can help. We package MTRs for you. We identify all the mill test reports you need, link them, and build all the compilations (including cross references to the bill of materials, bookmarks, and table of contents). We help you expedite the sub-suppliers, and manage all the document preparation work (cover pages, tags lists, transmittal templates).
When was the last time you gave a fist pump when you had to create a set of final data books? DocBoss can do funny things to a document control team.