May 2001

Vol. 3, No. 5

Here's this month's issue of Quality eLine, a newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc. that provides industry news, case studies, quality tips, and information about software products and training services.

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In this issue you will find:

Squeezing the chart: Are you getting everything you can?
Using charts to analyze data is something that comes naturally to many. But there's more information in a chart than you may know. For example, SQCpack charts can compute control limits on half the data, and then again on the other half. Go to

Quality Quiz: Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz (and a copy of Quality Gamebox) are: Anne DeVoti (Five Rivers Electronic Innovations, LLC); Scott Egler (Abbott Laboratories); Bill Jackson (Harris Corp/RF Communications Division); Alain Tanguay (Multi-Marques, Inc.); and Wendy Thiessen (Custom Building Products). Congratulations!
For this month's Quality Quiz go to Quality_Quiz.htm.

Data in everyday life: Age has its consolations, at least when it comes to allergies
You may have noticed that, besides our clothes, there aren't many things that we grow out of as we enter the golden years. In this chart, you'll see the wisdom of "this too will pass" for your hayfever and other allergic symptoms. Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm.

Six Sigma and More: David Schwinn
This month, David reflects on Break Point: Mastering the Future Today and its implications for the Six Sigma-minded organization go to sixsigmaandmore.htm.


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