Vol. 8, No. 10

October 2006

PQ Systems

GAGEpack in Los Alamos National Laboratory

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.

Keeping track of gages
GAGEpack meets challenge for Los Alamos
National Laboratory

Keeping track of some 2,000 gages and other devices represents a clear challenge to any system, especially for an organization that deals with the nation's safety and security. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is meeting this challenge with GAGEpack EZ from
PQ Systems.
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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 Joanne Abeling (Edward Hospital); Haroun Ayesh (Sunclipse); Monica Empey (Remington Arms Co.); Jim Gilbert (Rollins College); and Andy Lake (Badger Meter, Inc.). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the popular Quality Gamebox program, go to Quality Quiz. Submit your response by October 20 to be entered in the drawing.

Six Sigma and more:
Let's all cheer!

David speculates about the effects of cheering others on, even when they fall short of perfection.
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Data in everyday life:
Expecting frost this month? These cities are.

Juneau, Alaska, has already had its first frost. Miami is not likely to have frost at all. This DATAjogger line chart indicates dates in October where selected cities can expect their first frost.
See chart

Bytes and Pieces:
Bundling, keynote speaker, and cable phones

'Bundling' healthcare quality: While this concept is sometimes misunderstood, it represents the key to improvement in many healthcare processes.
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Donna Shalala to keynote conference: Next spring's World Conference on Quality and Improvement will feature this former cabinet minister, now president of the University of Miami.
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Cable phone providers rank highest in service: Study by J.D. Power & Associates shows that these providers rank highest in customer satisfaction in five of six U.S. regions.
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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