Vol. 10, No. 3

March 2008

PQ Systems

'Right First Time' finds new life in training

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma

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.

‘Right First Time’ finds new life in training

When this classic British film first appeared some 50 years ago, it offered startlingly new views of quality improvement based on statistical analysis. Far from obsolete, the film’s message is key to understanding the role of data in improvement of processes. 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 Benjamin Ayers (Bridgestone-Metalpha USA, Inc.); Laurie Ann Catalano (Springfield Wire); Jennifer Kuhn (St. Luke’s Hospital); Sheldon Parmer (Hewlett-Packard); and Michael Paul (Carpenter Co.). 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 24 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Minutes spent reading

This simple DATAjogger chart reflects a trend in reading for all age groups, all kinds of reading. Can you guess what this trend suggests, based on data for average number of minutes spent reading each day? See chart.

Six Sigma and more:
David Schwinn on ‘Amazing Grace’

Lessons from British slave trade offer leadership model for Six Sigma professionals. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM) will take place in Colorado June 8-13. Read more.
  • Changing manufacturing: This Quality Digest article explores manufacturing in the future, when it will be expected to produce “consistently excellent outcomes for customers and society.” 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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