Vol. 10, No. 7

July 2008

PQ Systems

Waiting to hear from you

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.

Waiting to hear from you:
PQ Systems wants to know

We like positive feedback, but we know that not everyone is 100% satisfied, and hearing only the positive is not necessarily the best way to improve. 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: John Colligan (Flowserve, Inc.); Jack Helzer (Fujifilm Electronic Materials); Douglas Kerr (New Hudson Corp.); Valerie Neill (Elliot Hospital); and Karen Reinhardt (Schreiber Foods, 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 July 25 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Best, worst 10 graduation rates by state

Graduating from high school is the first step toward economic success. This chart reflects highest and lowest percentages of students who make this milestone. See chart.

Six Sigma and more:
David Schwinn ruminates about power

“Power over,” “power in,” and “power with” offer clear distinctions for Six Sigma success. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • September healthcare conference: NAHQ session focuses on engaging with physicians in a quality agenda. Read more.
  • Manufacturing tech show: Register now for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), scheduled for September 8-13 in Chicago. Read more.
  • Nursing home quality: Chair of Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes offered testimony to Congress about improvement in quality. 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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