July 2002

Vol. 4, No. 7

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:

Six Sigma: Whose idea was it, anyway? Speculation about origins
A recent website forum focused on the origins of the term, both as a statistical concept and as a program adopted by an increasing number of large organizations. If you're curious, go to sixsigma.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 Mark Burkhart (Grace Davison); Kay Mazzella (Avon Products); Randy Poe (Scholle); Judy Sidwell (Corning Precision Lens); and Jim Wiening (Coleman Cable Systems).  Congratulations! For July'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: Wedding bells: Which month is most popular?
June weddings may be predictably most popular, but this chart demonstrates the highs and lows of the year with respect to scheduling the big day. To view chart, go to chartsyoucanuse.htm

Six Sigma and More: David Schwinn reflects on organizational development: In his monthly ruminations, David notices a long list that is included in organizational development theory. Where are the Fourteen Points of W. Edwards Deming?  Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

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