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.
track of gages
GAGEpack meets challenge for
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
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
Six Sigma and more:
Let's all cheer!
David speculates about the effects of cheering others
on, even when they fall short of perfection.
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.
Bytes and Pieces:
Bundling, keynote speaker, and cable
'Bundling' healthcare quality:
While this concept is sometimes misunderstood, it represents the
key to improvement in many healthcare processes.
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
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.
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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