Vol. 9, No. 3

March 2007

PQ Systems

Healthy control charts

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.

In this issue you will find:

  • Healthy control charts: What to look for in your charting software.
  • Quality Quiz: Another quiz from Professor Cleary--and last month’s winners! Plus, watch for video to support quiz.
  • Data in everyday life: Charts show manufactured home trends.
  • Bytes and pieces: Value stream mapping, ASQ world conference registration, and more.
  • Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn on Six Sigma and “the other:” Compassion in the workplace.
  • FYI: How to check current version numbers and maintenance releases.

Healthy control charts:
What to look for in your charting software

If you are to garner useful information from your data, be sure that your software will offer that information. Here are some things to look for to assure that your control charts will be healthy and accurate.
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 Jerald Gartman (Gartman & Associates); Bruce Kraft (Enamelite); Kari Liljehorn (Decc Company); Rangel Melendez (Sunrise Medical); and Ed Ziegler (Kent State University). 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 March 19 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Charts show mobile home trends

After Hurricane Katrina, mobile homes and modular units were highlighted as a response to the Gulf Coast destruction. CHARTrunner shows the trend relating to sales of mobile home units.
See chart.

Bytes and Pieces:
Value stream mapping, ASQ world conference registration

Six Sigma and more:
Six Sigma and “the other:” compassion in the workplace

David integrates larger themes into Six Sigma approach.
Read 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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