An extreme amount of time and money is lost when a company utilizes an inadequate packaging documentation system. Problems such as confusion, decreased productivity, inaccurate information, and inefficient time to market arise. Having the right tool (in this case specific software) for the job will successfully provide needed information to flow throughout a packaging documentation system. In investigating the importance of this tool, Duracell will be the company focused on as part of this case study. Duracell's current packaging documentation system consists of a series of internal electronic transfers and physical distribution of packaging specifications. Relevant information is distributed among departments inside the company and other departments/affiliated businesses outside of the company. Duracell, as well as many other companies, can cut significant costs by effectively managing information and having well organized proficiently operating specification management software. The purpose of this study is to compare, evaluate, and determine Duracell's current packaging documentation management needs. After examining DCS (Document Control System) 6.0 Professional, it was found to be a much more effective software than Duracell's current DCS software system, DCS 2000. The hypothesis of this particular study is that all the types of Duracell's packaging documentation (artwork, bill of materials, CAD drawings, pallet patterns, planograms, etc.) can be integrated into DCS 6.0 Professional, which can offer a great deal of cost and time savings throughout Duracell's packaging documentation system. The study determines that DCS 6.0 Professional, when properly used, can provide Duracell with a business solution that enables successful management functions for completed packaging documentation to occur through Duracell's internal and external organization on a consistent basis.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Packaging--Documentation--Management; Packaging--Management; Computer software--Development; Duracell Battery Company
Department, Program, or Center
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)
Cullen, Gregory, "Effective packaging-related specification management software for a packaging documentation system" (2003). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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