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.
Keep your eyes on the dials to monitor
processes with dashboard feature
Looking at yesterday's charts may be interesting,
but knowing what a variety of processes are doing in real time can
more effectively facilitate process monitoring and reduce waste.
Like the airline pilot, quality professionals are finding that a
'dashboard' format helps them do this.
Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality
Gamebox were James Beagle (Sun Microsystems); Ajay Bengali
(Raytheon); Debbie Coenen (Alcoa Mfg. Ltd).; Jean Crep (Fairview
Range Regional Health Organization) and Allen Dembski (Orbis Corporation).
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:
A new generation, creating something new
David Schwinn distinguishes between "entrepreneurial"
and "interpreneurial" and suggests a way to find meaning
Data in everyday life:
Wedding bells: June the highest number?
This chart shows data for weddings by month. You
may be surprised. See
Bytes and Pieces:
Hospital ID, next year's ASQ conference,
and healthcare improvement
Reduction of errors in the hopital starts with
accurate patient identification. A new system using matrix bar codes
and mobile imaging readers solves challenges.
With the 2006 conference just over, ASQ is accepting
proposals for its 2007 World Conference on Quality and Improvement
in Orlando next spring.
A white paper related to closing the gap between
best practice and common practice by rapidly spreading
innovation in healthcare systems is available from the Institute
for Healthcare Improvement:
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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