Vol. 10, No. 6

June 2008

PQ Systems

Spring cleaning and
inactive gages

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.

Don’t call Goodwill for this:
Spring cleaning and inactive gages

When you have a gage that is lost, broken, obsolete, stolen, has grown legs and walked away, or is simply no longer used, you need to decide what to do with the gage and its records. Encountering this situation offers an opportunity for a number of courses of action. 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 William Boltz (International Truck & Engine): Rick Gary (MeadWestvaco); Shelbia Nutter (University of Tennessee Medical Center); Michael Paul (Carpenter Co.); and Paige Walden (DSM Chemicals). 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 June 27 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Calories and exercise

With summer (and swimsuit season) approaching, this DATAjogger chart will help you decide which activities to pursue—if you’re interested in calorie burn, that is. See chart.

MSA with Jackie Graham:
Analysis of data from measurement system

Last time we looked at an assessment of the variation in appraiser’s results. This time we will continue to discuss analysis of data generated from a measurement study. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • “Re-engineering the Operating Room to Improve Hospital-Wide Efficiency and Quality” will be the focus of a September 24-25 seminar sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Read more.
  • Second edition of Thinking Tools for Kids, by Barbara Cleary and Sally Duncan, has been released by ASQ Quality Press. Sample a chapter here: Read more.
  • Planning can provide cost-effective design and successful project execution, this article points out. 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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