Every single shipment we send gets a carbon-copy dispatch note with our heading etc. that the customer signs to say they have received the goods. A copy goes to them and we retain the other copy. There is a box on the dispatch note with a paragraph explaining that it also acts as a C of C, and it is signed by the Quality Manager. However since the dispatch note is pre-printed by a stationary supplier, and we have boxes of them to use up before we order more, and the signature is that of the QM who has recently left, do I, as new QM, have to ensure that it is my signature there ASAP, or can we use up our stockpile first? I'm not bothered about the stock - I'd send the entire lot for recycling in a heartbeat if necessary and order new ones with my signature. It's more a question of my priorities. Is it a requirement anywhere? If not, then I can put it on the back-burner for now as I have bigger fish to fry.