Vol. 8, No. 3

March 2006

PQ Systems

Right First Time DVD

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.

Celebration of Quality
Re-issue of 'Right First Time'

50th anniversary edition of the film that quality managers use to explain the principles of productivity and quality.
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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 Donald Grover (The Scope Exchange, Inc.), Randy Meyer (Kohler Company), Jeffrey Rissala (Soleras Ltd.), Rhonda Tappan (Good Samaritan Hospital), and Kimberly Thiede (Textron). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality Quiz

Six Sigma and more:
From control to learning

This month, David Schwinn asks for a change in language to reflect the reality of management of organizations.
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Data in everyday life:
Chart shows passports issued

Whether it's the impact of a global economy, or simply greater interest in travel, the number of passports issued has increased substantially in recent years. This SQCpack chart shows this increase, with annotation related to a change in the system (from calendar year to fiscal year calculation).
See chart

Bytes and Pieces
Quality Reports

Upcoming conferences: Register now for the April 24-26 Manufacturing & Measuring Conference sponsored by Quality Magazine:
More information
Don't miss PQ in Milwaukee at booth #508 when participating in the World Conference on Quality and Improvement, sponsored by ASQ May 1-3:
More information on the conference

And in healthcare: The 7th Annual International Summit on Redesigning the Clinical Office Practice will take place March 19-21 in San Diego:
Find out more

Need statistics related to businesses, from construction to healthcare? This site has them:
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Happy birthday! ASQ celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. For more information:
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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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