Document and Data Control: An Integral Component of Quality Management

Posted on March 7, 2012 under Advice by

Companies that produce products with rigorous quality requirements face numerous challenges associated with meeting quality objectives — ranging from the need to comply with quality standards (such as ISO 9001 and cGMP) to operating in highly-regulated and frequently audited environments.

Organizations of all sizes and across a variety of industries can easily fall prey to quality issues without effective information controls as a core component of their quality management systems. The result can range from organizational inefficiencies and poorly allocated resources to negative brand perception, lost revenue and increased liability.

Without a centralized and organization-wide approach to managing their content, companies leave themselves vulnerable because of the difficulty and complexity of managing critical and sensitive information and processes that affect quality and compliance.

Establishing document and data control processes within a quality management framework improves manufacturing and production processes, enhances collaboration, better utilizes existing resources, and drives organizational efficiencies that affect a company’s bottom-line business objectives.

In our recently-released white paper, Leveraging Information Management to Improve Quality Systems and Processes, we discuss the challenges of manual quality processes, the types of information typically managed within a quality management system, how data management can improve compliance-related activities, and how an effective solution for information control can significantly improve quality systems and processes.

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