Document Change Order (DCO)

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A Document Change Order (DCO) is a formal document used in the process of changing or updating documents within a quality management system. It is used to track changes made to documents such as procedures, work instructions, and specifications, and to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the changes and have access to the latest version of the document. A DCO typically includes information such as the reason for the change, the scope of the change, the impact of the change, and the effective date of the change. It is an important tool in ensuring that document control is maintained and that changes are made in a controlled and consistent manner.