Date Added: Dec 2009
On any mining, power or oil & gas project, good management of the flow of information between organizations is crucial. One of the processes that generate the most information, and that is vital to keeping a project on schedule, is vendor document management - the collection of the contractually-binding documentation from firms engaged in the supply of equipment and components. During a project, the number of vendors required to submit reports, drawings, datasheets, warranties and specifications may reach into the hundreds. This can result in the generation of thousands of items related either to installation or to ongoing maintenance.