June 2003

Vol. 5, No. 6


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:  

Showing every date on a chart: Steve Daum tells how to do it.
PQ Systems' development manager offers a practical tip for using software. http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2003/06/tips.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 Ann Borseth (Holmberg Company), Kirk Claborn (Emerson), Chuck Flanagan (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.), Robert Holmes (Lubrizol International, Australia), Edward Sulicz (Marsco Mfg. LLC), and George Tone (Arrowhead Credit Union). For June's quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2003/06/Quality_Quiz.htm

Data in everyday life: School’s out! 
Universal public education means that every child should be enrolled in school. Here are numbers from the National Council of Educational Statistics that show actual enrollment, with charts from CHARTrunner. Go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2003/06/chartsyoucanuse.htm

 

Six Sigma and more: Integration and creativity may be the ‘more’
David Schwinn finds that Six Sigma, though necessary, may not be sufficient. To reflect along with Dave, go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2003/06/sixsigmaandmore.htm

 

Bytes and pieces: Information you can use:

FYI: Current software releases: Do you have the most current release?

  • SQCpack 4.6.67
  • CHARTrunner 1.6.71
  • GAGEpack 5.5.7
  • DOEpack 3.0.20
  • PORTspy 4.6.8
  • MEASUREspy 4.6.8


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