In this issue you will find:
2000 release offers e-mail
alarms, real-time charting
A new version of the
popular SPC software program, SQCpack 2000, provides not
only real-time charting capability, but e-mail alarms for
out-of-control conditions. Real-time charting, according to PQ
Systems development manager Steve Daum, "moves SPC closer to
the manufacturing process and simultaneously makes information
readily available beyond the plant floor." To learn more, go
Making the Transition from QS-9000 to ISO/TS
According to Quality Digest's Inside
Quality, ever since the first edition of ISO/TS 16949 was released,
automotive suppliers have wondered if it would eventually replace the Big
Three's QS-9000 requirement. Faced with the very real possibility that they
might be required to register to ISO/TS 16949, automotive suppliers would be
well-advised to take a serious look at how they might begin the transition
from QS-9000 to ISO/TS 16949. Learn more at http://www.insidequality.wego.net/?v2_group=0&p=5228&ct=cdisplay&nt
sources of information about Six Sigma, visit www.patonpress.com,
which offers books and videos for the beginner as well as those with more
advanced understanding of the approach.
Award winners beat the S & P: News from ASQ
At the March 7 presidential ceremony honoring
the recipients of the 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, U.S.
Commerce Secretary Don Evans announced the "Baldrige Index" had
once again outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500. The Baldrige Index is
a fictitious stock fund made up of publicly traded U.S. companies that
received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award between 1991 and 2000.
To read more, go to http://www.asq.org/news/interest/032002baldrigestock.html
2002 by PQ Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.