Vol. 7, No. 11

November 2005

PQ Systems

Visit QualityAdvisor.com for statistical answers

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Six Sigma

Data in everyday life

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases


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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.

Statistical questions?
Try QualityAdvisor.com for answers

This on-line reference tool will fill in your missing pieces related to statistical process control, measurement systems analysis, and Six Sigma. Articles and frequently-asked questions address capability analysis, control charts, chart interpretation, and gage R&R. Read More

Quality Quiz:
Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox were Valerie Anderson (Linpac Materials Handling); Craig Guire (Alís Plating Co.); Mike Matusky (Daimler Chrysler); Debbie Meeks (Sentara Healthcare); and Charles Pierson (Halliburton). Congratulations! For this monthís quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality Quiz

Six Sigma and more:
'Let us say that no community need be poor.' Deming

David Schwinn says quality principles can be applied to community issues, quoting Deming: "Let us say that no community need be poor." Read more

Data in everyday life:
Charting gas prices, profits in multi-line form

With gas prices moving steadily upward, CHARTrunner creates a chart that documents average gas price percentage increases (by quarter), along with the average profit percentage increases of the biggest oil companies... Read more

Bytes and Pieces
Quality Reports

Team competition opens: The International Team Excellence Competition is currently accepting applications from teams from around the world to compete in the 2006 event.

Speakers will highlight IHI conference: Among speakers for the 17th annual conference of IHI (Institute for Heathcare Improvement) are Don Berwick, John Wennberg, Ronan Tynan, and Stephen H. Lewis. The Dec. 11-14 conference will take place in Orlando.
IHI Conference

Buying a used car? J.D. Power and Associates' studies used-vehicle sites and ranks them for overall customer satisfaction. AutoTrader.com gets high marks. Used cars

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: http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php


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