Vol. 8, No. 9

September 2006

PQ Systems

Quality Gamebox article

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.

All work and no fun?
Quality Gamebox makes SPC learning easy

While traditional approaches to learning quality management concepts may be daunting, statistics can actually be engaging, colorful, lively, and yes, fun.
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 Robert Allotta (ATK Space Systems); Deborah Donais (Quality Engineering Services); Debbie Dowling (Randolph Hospital); Terri Niver (Zippo Mfg.); and Gerald Svendor (West Shore Community College). 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:
'Pay it forward' and Six Sigma

David speculates about the effect of applying the 'random acts of kindness' model in your Six Sigma experiences.
Read more

Data in everyday life:
Charting Gross Domestic Product figures

Chart compares countries with highest per capita
Gross Domestic Product.
See chart

Bytes and Pieces:
Healthcare, data mining, automakers

Healthcare conference registration: The National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is the premier "meeting place" for people committed to the mission of improving health care. The Orlando conference will take place Dec. 10-13. Stop by and visit PQ Systems at booth #216!
More info

Data Mining: Caterpillar has reduced anomalies using data mining methods to foster improvement.
Read more

Indian auto makers and world standards: Indian auto companies face key challenges in meeting global safety and environment.
Learn more

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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