Quality eLine Newsletter
December 2004
Vol. 6, No. 12

Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc., developers of software products and training services that help organizations improve their processes and products and achieve compliance to standards. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

In this issue you will find:

SQCpack 4.8 release enhances charting, e-mail communication
The latest version of SQCpack, the recognized workhorse for SPC analysis, gives increased chart flexibility, plus improved ability to share charts with others via e-mail. Go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2004/12/SQCpack_4.8.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 Deborah Bartlett (Ventura County Medical Center); Alvin Beichler (FIT Inc.); Wayne Duerfeldt (Gopher Resource Corp.); Linda Jacobson (Dallas Semiconductor); and Jon Smith (Baptist Hospital). Congratulations! For December’s quiz question, and a chance to win a copy of this fun, interactive teaching tool, go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2004/12/Quality_Quiz.htm.

Six Sigma and More: David Schwinn dialogues about dialogue.
This month, David distinguishes between “dialogue” and “discussion,” and invites you to consider opportunities for dialogue about your Six Sigma issues. Go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/12/sixsigmaandmore.htm.

Data in everyday life: Where was your Christmas tree grown?
This Pareto diagram, generated by DATAjogger, shows the top producers of Christmas trees in the U.S. Where does your tree come from? Go to http://www.pqsystems.com/eline/2004/12/chartsyoucanuse.htm

Data source: http://www.realchristmastrees.org

Bytes and pieces:
  • Occupational safety and health groups have formed an organization to promote best practices and bridge communication gaps in occupational safety and health throughout the world. The International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations was founded by a coalition of safety professionals, led by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). For more: http://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story.aspx?menuid=7&articleid=819

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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