Vol. 10, No. 5

May 2008

PQ Systems

Reduce quality costs by thousands with new monitoring product

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.

Reduce quality costs by thousands with new monitoring product

Organizations facing the repetitive work of reviewing control charts can eliminate that task with CHARTrunner-m. 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 Cullene Abel, (Firestone Building Products); James Altmann (GT Technologies); Jacqueline Gallet (Carestream Health, Inc.); Mandy Guss (Fruit of the Loom); Greg Ienni (Trademark Plastics, 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 May 29 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Walking to work

With oil at record levels and gas prices going up all the time, some people use shoe leather to get to work. This chart shows the top fifteen cities where people walk to work. See chart.

Six Sigma and more:
Be careful what you notice

David Schwinn points out that what gets noticed gets addressed, and what doesn’t get noticed doesn’t get addressed. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • Health care seminars: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is offering a number of opportunities for training during June, including “Delivering Safe and Optimal Care through Effective Teamwork and Communication,” “Applying Queuing Theory to Healthcare,” and “Achieving the Triple Aim... Excellent Health, Ideal Care, and Controlled Costs.” Read more.
  • ASQ Certification: ASQ has announced that its exam for Certified Calibration Technicians can now be proctored on military bases. For more information, visit here and here.
  • Educational release: Thinking Tools for Kids: An Activity Book for Classroom Learning has been released in a revised edition, with additional material related to using data folders in the classroom. 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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