Vol. 11, No. 2

February 2009

PQ Systems

Program manages complex email alerts

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.

Program manages complex email alerts,
remote entry of gage records

Technology continues to make tasks such as managing measurement systems records easier and faster, and this program does its part. Read more.

Quality Quiz:
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—and last
month’s winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of the new Quality Quiz Classics DVD are Julia Campbell (Medical Center, Plano); Philip Harris (Milliken Chemical); David Moser (Hamilton Sundstrand); Dawn Quick (Dometic LLC); and Joe Thomas (Penta Career Center). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of the newly-released collection of Quality Quiz Classics, go to Quality Quiz. Submit your response by February 27 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Countries with most wind energy charted

With increasing attention to alternative sources of energy, it’s worth looking at the generation of wind power (watts per 1,000 people) in European countries that have been using it for years. See chart.

Six Sigma and more:
New Year’s resolutions: Turning dreams into action

Now that you’ve made (and broken) your resolutions for 2009, David Schwinn reflects on what it takes to make big visions and dreams come to pass. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • Blogging for quality: Check out http://blog.pqsystems.com/, where you’ll find improvement tips, learn more about statistics, and respond to others’ postings about quality and process control.
  • Conference preview: Download a preliminary program for the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement scheduled May 18-22 in Minneapolis. Read more.
  • Improvement map: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offers strategies for improvement throughout the organization. Read more.
  • Guide to standards offered: Quality Magazine features an article that describes a new standard for safety of machinery. Read more.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of PQ Systems' primary software products, check Help > PQ Systems 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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