August 2001

Vol. 3, No. 8

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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Keeping pets healthy: Company produces high quality pet food with help of SQCpack
With help from SQCpack and PQ Systems' technical support team, CJ Foods has been able to keep a handle on quality data for its animal food products, impressing its customers with its ability to organize and document information quickly and to provide clear, accurate visual information about processes. To learn more, go to sqcpack.htm.

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: Greg Bays (Gibbs Die Casting); Robert Carlson (Saint Gobain); Beth Clark (Citizens Gas & Coke Utility); Chris Cogley (JSP International); and Rebecca Getz (Westvaco). Congratulations!
To take the this month's quiz, go to Quality_Quiz.htm.

Data in everyday life: Summer recreation trails in every state
These CHARTrunner charts reflect a vast network of abandoned railroad right-of-ways that have been transformed into trails for cycling, hiking, and blading. See how your state compares in its rails-to-trails network. Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm.
Six Sigma and More: Performance evaluations may doom Six Sigma efforts
David Schwinn reflects on a Business Week article describing Ford's lackluster quality results and more importantly--the company's new performance evaluation system. There may be a connection. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm.

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