May  2003

Vol. 5, 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:

GAGEpack: Six charts at once and other mind-boggling features
Seeing six separate charts all at once may sound daunting to some, but to those engaged in R&R studies, being able to view all pertinent data at once represents a positive development. To learn more about this and other new GAGEpack features, go to gagepack.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 Shirley Burton (Cott Beverages); Bruce Campbell (Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.); Clifford Lau (Bayer Polymers); Donna Randolph (NN, Inc. Ball & Roller Division); and Glenn Tibbett (Marine Corps Logistics Base.) Congratulations! For May'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: How old were your grandparents when they married, compared to young newlyweds today?
This chart shows trend for median age of first marriages. chartsyoucanuse.htm
Six Sigma and More: Know when to walk away, when to run
David Schwinn muses about making suggestions, blowing whistles, and other high-risk activities. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

FYI: Software releases updated. We have recently released updated versions and new releases of the following products:

  • SQCpack 2000 release 4.6.55 (update / maintenance release)
  • CHARTrunner 1.6.61 (update / maintenance release)
  • PORTspy 4.6.3 (new to work with SQCpack 4.6)
  • MEASUREspy 4.6.3 (new to work with SQCpack 4.6)
  • GAGEpack 5.5.5 (new release)

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