I have an issue that I'm hoping someone can resolve - I work for a company which has three "sister" facilities, all SQF certified. Occasionally, raw materials and finished goods are shipped from one facility to another and someone created a document called a "Transfer Request Form" on which the facility in need of goods/materials indicates what is needed, the volume, etc. The form has an issue date and version number, but no document control number (all of our SQF documents, from corporate to facility-level, have a document control number and are maintained on a register). When I brought this up, another SQF Practitioner stated that a doc # wasn't necessary as the form was essentially a "packing slip for accounting purposes".
I stated that, once complete, the form will be a record (with retention requirements, specified by our customers and regulatory guidelines). It has an issue date and version number, so is obviously in need of control.
With those criteria being met, should it NOT be a corporate-level controlled document on the corporate SQF document register? I tried making these points, but the other individual is VERY DISAGREEABLE, as they have already been discussing this form with other departments for some time now...
Thanks in advance for your time and insights!