November 2003


Vol. 5, No. 11

Ask a question, get an answer: 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:

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