Vol. 8, No. 8

August 2006

PQ Systems

Learn to add charts to PowerPoint

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.

How-to feature:
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 in SQCpack EZ or CHARTrunner format.
Read More

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 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 Quiz.

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.
Read more

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?
See chart

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:
See winners

Get the most out of your software with training and tips:
Check it out

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 Quality Award: www.asq.org

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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