CAD document compliance
I am wondering out loud here, (and doing a paper on the subject) but how does a company ensure that its controlled documents are being delivered timely, appropriately, securely and with acknowledgement of the user's that must consult those documents, that they have been delivered and acknowledged with updates.
My research with other companies shows that it is a compliance issue by most authorities and that this has be demonstrated.
So, here goes, question time.
How are your documents delivered to you?
If it's done by computer, what system is recommended (Internal Intra-net, 3rd party document delivery clients)?
If you use portable devices, i.e. iPad, how do they or you ensure you have current documents?
How is compliance measured in your company (EG, have you ever been checked to see that you have current documents)?
What responsibility would you put on the provider (Company) and the receiver (you, the user), with regards to delivery and maintenance of latest documents? Further, how is this perceived at your company?
Has your company ever had issues with other authorities asking how they deliver such documents and ensure continuous updates?
Are you required, or provided with, or subsidised, to have either a computer or portable device for any digital documents? If so, what, and how? If not, why not, and how do they deliver documents to you the user?
If you answered no to the last question, does your company provide you with hard copies and an update service to your documents?
Further, if your company doesn't provide you with hard copies and amendment service nor a digital delivery system, how does it measure your acknowledgment of the latest updates and amendments?
In your opinion, do you think if a company wants to deliver by way of digital service, it should be responsible or should you? Should this be an "Ops Spec" for the company?
Overall, how does your company measure up?