May  2002

Vol. 4, 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:

How fast is your software? Optimize performance with a small hardware investment
As technology changes at exponential rates, we sometimes forget the connection between software and hardware. If your software seems to be a little slow, check this data to see how fast SQCpack runs with various hardware configurations. Go to hardware.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 Matt Botter (Intercontinental Manufacturing); Don Carignan (Matrix Technologies); Rick Curley (Citation Customer Products); Sandra Manning (Day and Zimmerman, Inc.); and Paul Rash (Parker Hannifin). Congratulations! For May's quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to Quality_Quiz.htm

ISO: A framework for organizational excellence
Expert George Hummel comments on the ways in which ISO guidelines represent good management practice. Visit iso.htm for this debut of what will become a regular discussion.

Data in everyday life: 
Which employment areas will increase most rapidly in the next ten years? Before you plan your college major, look at these charts. Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm 

Six Sigma and more: 
David reminds us that Six Sigma and continuous improvement are not synonymous.
Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

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