October 2003


Vol. 5, No. 10

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:

DATAjogger: Your 'electronic whiteboard' is now available DATAjogger, a new software program from PQ Systems, Inc., provides an “electronic whiteboard” for improvement projects on the shop floor, in the classroom, or for the examining room. It is so easy to use that anyone can start creating diagrams, recording brainstorms, or charting process flow without any preparation—just as if these are being created on a whiteboard. To learn more, go to http://www.datajogger.com

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 Patti Autenrieth (EPT/McGill Manufacturing); George Duke (Mack Molding); Matthew Krause (Winland Electronics); Ray Lee (Gates Rubber Company (NSW) Pty Ltd); Dave McCready (Mount Carmel Health System); Mary Woerner (US Postal Service). Congratulations! For October’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: In and out: Trends in amount spent on food and how often we eat out
This CHARTrunner chart reflects these trends from 1929 to 1997, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Go to

Six Sigma and More: "If you can't say something nice..."
David Schwinn offers ways to deal with those who are driving you nuts, by having conversations related to differences in understanding. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

Bytes and pieces: Information you can use:

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

  • SQCpack 4.6.76

  • CHARTrunner 1.6.74

  • GAGEpack 5.5.08

  • DOEpack 3.0.21

  • 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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