Quality eLine Newsletter
August 2004
Vol. 6, No. 8


Gages? Interactive CD-ROM training supports measurement systems analysis
This multimedia training course offers step-by-step instruction on implementing and using statistical process control to support measurement systems analysis and provides training in accurate gage use for shop floor operators. To read more go to gagetraining.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 Denise Burnes (Thermo Neslab); Kirk James (Daikin America, Inc.); Ray Last (Cadorath Aerospace); Dave Muir (Midmark); Patricia Nechodom (University of Utah Hospital). Congratulations! For August's quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to Quality_Quiz.htm


Visitors to nation’s favorite park, 1910-2000
In spite of budget cuts to national parks, visitors continue to stream to Yellowstone National Park. See these SQCpack charts at chartsyoucanuse.htm with data from the National Park Service site: http://www.nps.gov/yell/stats/historical.htm


Bytes and pieces: Information you can use:
  • Do you know what is the most-viewed section of our Quality eLine? Go to this month’s quality quiz for the answer.

  • New name: ASQ’s Annual Quality Conference (AQC) has been renamed as the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement. The annual conference, with “Teaming with Energy, Leading with Purpose” as its theme, will take place May 16-18 in Seattle.

  • Aerospace industry quality is supported by AS 9100 standards, with emphasis on quality as a way to reduce costs. Click to read more about this article.

  • Imagine being able to schedule a doctor’s appointment the day you call. A new breakthrough initiative from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will address patient wait times and by offering physicians the knowledge, tools, and support to give patients access to care at the time they choose. Read more about this new improvement.

Current versions of software: 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, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner). To review current maintenance downloads and version numbers for all PQ Systems software, go to: Software Updates


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