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.
Charts in PowerPoint? Easy, automatic
updates to charts are a snap
For process improvement professionals, PowerPoint
is an invaluable aid, but has had its limitation when it comes to
offering real-time--or even the most current--process charts. Those
limitations are a thing of the past for those who create charts
EZ or CHARTrunner format.
Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month's winners!
Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality
Gamebox were Heather Marty (Sipco Molding Technologies);
Garry Evans (Therm-O-Disc); Catherine Lageson (University of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee); Randy Meyer (Kohler Company); and Sharon Simmons (Baptist
Health System). 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:
Suboptimization may send employees home
David Schwinn ruminates about the effects of creating
'silos' of interest instead of cooperating for the good of the organization.
Data in everyday life:
Book sales charted
As students head back to school, sales in bookstores
reflect seasonal demand. But how many books are purchased the rest
of the year?
Bytes and Pieces:
Awards and tips
Design awards: Industrial Designers of America
(ISDA) has announced winners of its 2006 Industrial Design Excellence
Awards in thirteen categories:
Get the most out of your software with training
Applications for Baldrige Award are up: The American
Society for Quality (ASQ) reports that 86 organizations--up from
64 last year--have filed applications for the Malcolm Baldrige National
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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