Vol. 8, No. 11

November 2006

PQ Systems

Racing to quality with GAGEpack

Quality Quiz: With a video!

MSA with Jackie Graham

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.

Racing to quality
Prodrive uses GAGEpack to ensure product quality

From the race track to the battlefield, Prodrive aspires to help manufacturers all over the world create vehicles that people want. That’s a tall order, with literally hundreds of millions of vehicles on roads around the world, but Prodrive is among the world’s leading motorsport and automotive technology businesses, and GAGEpack is helping the company prove that it’s up to the challenge.
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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 Ben Ahlstrom (Bandag, Inc.); Michael Borton (Xerox Corp.); Christopher Clegg (DPC Cirrus); Hope McCoy (OCI); and Brian Waters (FujiFilm Hunt Chemicals USA, 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 November 20 to be entered in the drawing.

MSA with Jackie Graham
The problem may be in the system

Jackie Graham, Ph.D., director of PQ Systems Australia, begins a series on measurement systems analysis this month. Are you measuring well?
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Data in everyday life:
Colorful cars

This CHARTrunner chart reflects the most popular colors for cars in several categories (luxury, sports cars, etc.). How "in" is your car's color?
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Bytes and Pieces:
Exchanging healthcare information; learning at your desk; IHI National Forum; and more

• States are developing planning initiatives for healthcare information exchange to improve quality.
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• PQ Systems webinars are an efficient and cost-efficient way to learn at your desk. Training sessions include Beyond Excel, SQCpack, and GAGEpack webinars.
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• 18th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare will take place in Orlando December 10-13.
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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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