The industry is overburdened with paperwork. Large operations often do not have as much of a problem with paperwork management. Many paperwork management solutions tend to be elitist (i.e. only for the medium to large operations that can afford the associated costs).
A commonly suggested solution is the use of electronic systems for the collection, management and retrieval of information and data. Electronic data management systems are useful but they need to be carefully selected in order to be cost effective for the operation. Highly elaborate systems are not automatically useful to all operations.
Efficient paperwork management requires far more than its categorization according to the typical four levels of documentation.
GCSE-Food & Health Protection provides a simple Paperwork Reduction Guide that may be of interest to you. In the SSQA program implementation manual, the main categories and types of documents with a Mandatory, Useful and Discretionary (MUD) scale are also identified to guide decisions about what paperwork to maintain. A MUD-Scale assessment of every operation's documentation is highly recommended under SSQA.
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Posted By Felix Amiri