March 2002

Vol. 4, No. 3

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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What tools? Statistical tools support Six Sigma, Baldrige and they're everywhere.
From USA Today to the board room, charts, graphs, and diagrams are used to enrich understanding of data. In the quest for quality products and services, new approaches build on proven methods of quality management and improvement. See how software and the plan-do-study-act cycle are not 'old hat, ' but are part of every quality approach. Go to baldrige.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 Tim Driehorst (Jefferson Blanking); Patricia Mathis (Firestone Building Products); Rebecca Scott (American Fastener and Specialty); Brian Spiegel (Honeywell); and Mike Zalewski (Intersurgical Inc.). Congratulations! For March's quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to Quality_Quiz.htm

Data in everyday life: 
What teams are tops over time in March NCAA tournament

Final Four competition and the NCAA championship are always unpredictable, with 'Cinderella' teams and upsets. But looking at statistics over time, it is somewhat predictable who might be in the tournament? What's your guess? Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm


Six Sigma and more: 
David Schwinn continues to ask 'What would Deming do?'

David ruminates on Deming's responses to Six Sigma principles. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm


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