Vol. 8, No. 5

May 2006

PQ Systems

New GAGEpack EZ release

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.

GAGEpack EZ release:
Visual catalogue puts gages at your fingertips

Learn about the latest release of GAGEpack EZ, with enhanced email capabilities and a visual catalogue system for gages.
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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 Allison Cunningham Carolina First Center for Excellence, Chamber of Commerce, Greenville; Tierney Grutza (General Motors); Frank Harden III (Pace Dairy); Lynn Madsen (Alegent Health); and Lt. Amanda Martin (Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL/SNAS). 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:
David Schwinn looks at rhythms and Six Sigma

Inspired by the concept of rhythms, David examines the rhythms inherent in the Six Sigma process.
Read more

Data in everyday life:
Floral profusion

Mother's Day flowers? This chart shows which holiday generates the greatest percentage of floral sales. Source: Society of American Florists.
See chart

Bytes and Pieces
Quality Reports

Where did all the operators go? This article offers ways to enhance productivity in the labor force by using modern gaging and signal processing equipment.
Read article

Fighting infectious diseases: Improving hand hygiene offers a way to prevent the spread of infection among healthcare workers. Here's a how-to guide to forming a team and keeping data:
View guide

Quality service: ASQ's quarterly survey of customer satisfaction shows which companies have best, worst ratings in the quality of service:
More information

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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