When the Environmental Protection Agency launched its WasteWise program in 1994, it was with the intent to help “organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes.”
Too often we have been led to believe that operating in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way is costly. However, this program is part of a comprehensive approach to help organizations and businesses, along with their partners, realize the economic benefits to reducing waste.
And As Jeff Frankel, VP of Business Development and Marketing at DocStar makes evident in his article Document Management: From Windows To Widgets — The Advantage Is Clear, it is not what you manufacture, but how your workflow is designed that will determine where you can improve efficiencies and cut costs.
Document management systems (DMS) can help streamline the entire manufacturing workflow chain. In each area, companies are seeing a reduction in expenses and increases in efficiency that directly impact the bottom line. From Fortune 100 to SMBs, companies can gain the efficiencies with affordable document management software and companies with the most complex processes can realize the biggest return on investment.
From sales order management to quality control to accounts payable, a workflow streamlined by a document management system will reduce quote-to order cycle times, increase ease of access by authorized personnel to necessary documents, and improve the efficiency of the procure-to-pay process.