Vol. 11, No. 9
September 2009
PQ Systems
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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.

Filling the learning void:
‘The more you learn, the more you earn’

As companies downsize, move, or close, any edge that an employee has may be critical in finding new employment or staying with an organization. Lifelong learning may provide the edge. 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 Quality Quiz Classics DVD are Kim Hobbs (Hy-dac Rubber); Cliff McCord (General Motors Co.); Michael Parish (BryanLGH Medical Center); Noemi Bondar (Australian Red Cross Blood Service); and Ian Hutchison (Ceetak Limited). 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 September 25 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Most-visited national parks

Now that summer is coming to an end, visits to national parks fade into memory. Which National Parks Service parks are visited by the most visitors? See chart.

Six Sigma and more:
Pete Seeger at 90: His example still rings true

Pete Seeger’s voice and the lessons he shares offer direction for Six Sigma as well as everyday life, David Schwinn says. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • Safe care for stroke patients: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is launching this important “expedition” –a three-month virtual program—this month. Read more.
  • Raising the bar: Register for the National Quality in Education conference sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Jacksonville, FL. October 25-27. Read more.
  • Kennedy message: Several months before his death, Senator Ted Kennedy congratulated the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for its 100,000 Lives Campaign in a letter that predicted that the initiative would “change the healthcare landscape.” Read more.
  • Vehicle parts suppliers want government assistance: The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association has sent a letter to President Obama urging additional support to vehicle suppliers. 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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