OCM: A Paperless Manufacturing Operation

OCM Manufacturing’s pursuit of a paperless operation began in 2000

Many said that it couldn’t be done, but at OCM Manufacturing, we took one of the most paper-intensive business endeavours – ISO certification – and made it paperless. That was back in 2000 and since that time, we have implemented paperless operations throughout the business wherever possible, including our HR, finance, manufacturing, purchasing and marketing departments.

Although it is not a simple task to take an organization – particularly an asset-intensive one like ours – paperless, it is gratifying. Some of the benefits include:

  • Productivity increases
  • The need for administrative staff is minimized
  • Access to documentation is dramatically improved throughout the organization
  • Document revision and control processes are simpler

Our paperless efforts – and ROI – are detailed in this PROFIT Magazine article:
http://www.profitguide.com/manage-grow/success-stories/productivity-yes-we-can-go-paperless-29551