Quality eLine Newsletter
October 2004
Vol. 6, No. 10

Got questions? PQSystems.com has even more answers.
New sections of PQ Systems’ popular website feature healthcare solutions, downloadable .pdf files of all software user guides, a new training link, and a freshly-designed store. To learn more, go to http://pqsystems.com/eLine/2004/10/GotQuestions.htm

Quality Quiz: Another quiz from Professor Cleary-and last month's winners! Plus, watch for video to support quiz response.
Winners of last month's quiz (and a copy of Quality Gamebox) are Patricia Fulk (St. Vincent's Hospital); Susan O'Connell (CVPH Medical Center); Bob Sedon (Whirley Industries); Tim Selfridge (Parker Hannifin, RACOR Division); and Lee Van Essen (Pace Manufacturing, Inc.). Congratulations! For October’s quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to Quality Quiz.

Six Sigma and More: David Schwinn talks about fear and the bottom line.
Author and commentator Lou Dobbs writes about the relationship between job loss and corporate greed. David points out that it isn’t quite that simple. Go to sixsigmaandmore.htm

http://www.pqsystems.com/DATAjogger.phpData in everyday life: October is National Apple Month.
This DATAjogger run chart illustrates trends in individual apple consumption in the U.S. for the years from 1980 to 2002 (data derived from USDA Economic Research Service). An apple a day seems to be slipping a little. Go to everyday life.

Bytes and pieces: Hospital award, quality conferences.

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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