Vol. 9, No. 10

October 2007

PQ Systems

New 2008 training schedule

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

MSA with Jackie Graham

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.

New 2008 training schedule offers
flexibility in learning

With more than a dozen regularly-scheduled seminars designed to support learning about SPC, gage management and R&R, and charting, PQ Systems’ commitment to ongoing professional development is clear. And a newly-released schedule of training opportunities for the first half of 2008 renders this professional development even more flexible and accessible. 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 are Bill O’Brien (Saint Gobain Corporation); Bunny (Bonita) Salter (Sonora Quest Laboratories); Chuck Burt (King Systems Organization); Dawn DeCarlo (Alcoa Kama); Earl Hodgkins (University Health Care). 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 26 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Holidays with the largest spending

Though growing, Halloween remains the sixth-largest spending holiday. Can you guess the first five? This CHARTrunner chart shows. See chart.

MSA with Jackie Graham:
Setting up a measurement system

Jackie Graham, Ph.D., gives guidelines for setting up a measurement system. Read More.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • Healthcare: For healthcare leaders and learners who are passionate about improving care, IHI's National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is the most powerful professional event of the year. The National Forum offers participants an unparalleled opportunity to reignite their energy for change by learning and teaching among talented and optimistic colleagues who share their passion and vision. The complete program is now available! Learn more.
  • Education: The American Society for Quality (ASQ) will host its annual National Quality in Education Conference November 11-13, with keynote speakers and sessions to support classroom teaching and learning (including Sally Duncan, PQ Systems consultant, who will offer a preconference workshop as well as a conference session). Learn more.
  • Supplier award: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH has won its third consecutive Bosch Supplier Award, honored for its performance in quality, costs and delivery reliability. 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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