Re: ISO Document Control

Subject: Re: ISO Document Control
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Sally Derrick" <sjd1201 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:38:13 -0700

You don't need to automate ANY of the functions of a document control system. Restricted access and past revision recovery can be accomplished with a locking file cabinet full of printouts. But if you're going to go to the trouble and expense of implementing a tool, you want one that provides all the features even if you don't use them all initially, because if you ever have to pass other audits, such as one for a federal CFR, the last thing you want to have to do is go out shopping for another document control tool because the one you already implemented doesn't provide the ability to turn on additional controls.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message ----- From: "Sally Derrick" <sjd1201 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: ISO Document Control


Thanks for the input. Robert, you list was helpful. I was able to pull a
few things directly out of it and it gave me a few other ideas. I have an
initial document control process in place. It's pretty basic and will have
to grow, I'm sure. I'm trying to learn the standard so that I do as much as
necessary AND NOT ONE STEP MORE. ;-) The actual requirements for Document
Control is really quite small, but it is the interpretation that is going to
be difficult. I'm working with folks who have worked under these standards
for a long time. They tell me I must do things that I find no basis for in
the standard. Should be interesting discussions. :-)

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References:
ISO Document Control: From: Sally Derrick
Re: ISO Document Control: From: Scott Turner
Re: ISO Document Control: From: Keith Hood
Re: ISO Document Control: From: Sally Derrick

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