November 2003

 

Vol. 5, No. 11



Ask a question, get an answer: QualityAdvisor.com is there
Sounds simple, but without complex research, it sometimes isn’t so easy to get information about statistical applications or process control.  Until now. To learn more about this immediately-accessible source for statistical and quality information go to, advisor.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 Scott Boruff (Sub-Zero Freezer Co., Inc.); Jim Marohn (Kimberly Clark Corporation); Jan Vincent (Saint Anne’s Hospital); John West, Jr. (Dakota Tube, Inc.); Lynn Wyss (Spartan Light Metal Products). 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: Oops. Last month’s chart was mislabeled. The first percentage should have been indicated as the percentage of disposable income spent on food; the second was the percentage of this budget spent on food outside the home. Thanks to those who caught this faux paux.  Let’s try again. Do you have a tatoo? This CHARTrunner pareto chart shows what people say about the benefits of tatoos. Go to chartsyoucanuse.htm 

Six Sigma and More: David muses about jobs
David Schwinn discusses issues of layoffs and moving jobs off shore, in a Six Sigma approach. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

Bytes and pieces: Information you can use:

FYI: Current software releases: Do you have the most current release? To determine the most recent version of PQ Systems’ primary software products, check Help/PQ on the web/check for updates on your program (for SQCpack 2000, GAGEpack 2000, and CHARTrunner). To review current maintenance downloads and version numbers for all PQ Systems software, go to: http://www.pqsystems.com/support/Maintenance_release_downloads.htm

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