Configuration management seems to be a great big black hole that everything seems to fall in. We are exempt from 7.3 and only heat treat customers product. Justification is we develop the process to manufacture the product not the product itself. We only have 1 single part number for a company that we cannot validate through final inspection. As far as configuration management I am very confused as to what else is involved aside from document control and process change control and what the requirements are. Much has been written about this but most applies to D & D also. The general consensus seems to be if you have a good document control system in place then don't make C.M. overly complicated. I guess I just don't know how to ask a specific question because I don't know where to start with making sure we are compliant to 4.3 or not.