July 2003

Vol. 5, 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:  

Forthcoming software: Your electronic whiteboard
We're about to release new software for using quality tools, from affinity diagrams to flow charts, for step-by-step visual displays of these tools. DATAjogger offers a visual record of your improvement project, becoming your electronic whiteboard. datajogger.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 Melanie Black (Fruit of the Loom, Inc.), Steve Carpenter (George Koch Sons, LLC), Doug Chapman (Galaxy Manufacturing), Mark Musgrave (ITW Auto-Sleeve), and Tyson Smith (Newton General Hospital). 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: Summer injuries to kids, in CHARTrunner format
Summer, and summer-related injuries, are upon us. This CHARTrunner chart shows the sources of emergency room treatment for ages 5-14. Think fireworks are dangerous? This chart, using data from U.S. Census Bureau, may surprise you. Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm


Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn gets to the heart of communication
Six Sigma and other approaches to improvement are enhanced by dialogue that fosters greater understanding of others and of the improvement itself. To read more, go to sixsigmaandmore.htm



Bytes and pieces: Information you can use:

  • GAGEpack 5.5, the newest release of PQ Systems' popular gage management software, features new functions that are critical to your standards compliance, including:
  • Group check in/out: Allows user to check in or check out a set of gages with only one form.
  • Calibration history chart: Trace calibration history of specific gages.
  • R&R templates: Store and recall common R&R configurations, including study parameters, process parameters, names, and true values.
  • Greater compatibility with MSA manual: Attributes studies, linearity plots, other enhancements.
  • Multi-charting: See up to 6 separate charts for R&R study at a glance.

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

To check current version numbers, go to http://www.pqsystems.com/support/Maintenance_release_downloads.htm

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