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.
'Dig deeper' in analysis with our latest version
A new release of DOEpack, a program that
supports experimental design and underpins SixSigma efforts, facilitates
deeper analyses with its panoply of new features. Those who want
to "dig deep" to solve problems will find that DOEpack
EZ 4.0 will help them do just that.
Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality
Gamebox were Tim Bumgarner (UPS); Bud Edwards (Baptist Hospital);
Jay Lozier (Tecpro Corporation); Cliff McCord (General Motors);
Dr. C.C. Umayal (Government Medical College); Nick Smith (MSP Group
Pty Ltd); and Pamela Petti (Pozzetta Products). Congratulations!
For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular
Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality
Six Sigma and more:
Remembering Peter Drucker
With guest columnist Carole Schwinn, this month's
column honors the memory of Peter F. Drucker, a man considered by
many to be the most influential management writer of the modern
Data in everyday life:
Holiday retail sale percentages
Holiday retail sales represent a significant contribution
to annual sales data. DataJogger
chart shows annual percentage increases in holiday retail sales
since 1995. (Source: National Retail Federation)
Bytes and Pieces
Customer satisfaction: Orbitz has highest online travel agency customer satisfaction rating, according to J.D. Power.
Drucker dies: Father of modern
management Peter F. Drucker died at age 95 on November 11.
Quality Management Conference: ASQ's
18th Annual Quality Management Conference, "Quality Drives
Economic Value," has been scheduled for March 2-3, 2006 in
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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