Vol. 12, No. 7
July 2010
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 customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

A chance to prevent failures rather than cleaning up after them

British Petroleum (BP) and US government agencies are spending billions to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. How could FMEA technology have prevented this massive spill? 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 Christine Lawson (CMA CGM UK Shipping Ltd); Leland Baskin (Calgary Laboratory Services); Tim Bumgarner (UPS); Sabrina Bledsoe (Anderson Hardwood Floors); and Les Ngan (Exide Technologies). 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 July 30 to be entered in the drawing.

Data in everyday life:
Reflecting on World Cup stats

This year’s World Cup champion, Spain, will join a short list of winners of the once-every-four-year event. This CHARTrunner chart shows the champions since 1930. See chart.

Six Sigma and more:
Parenting and Six Sigma? David makes the connection

Father’s Day reminds David of the kinds of “parenting” he’s received—from his own parents, bosses, colleagues, and authorities such as W. Edwards Deming and Joseph Juran. Read more.

Bytes and Pieces:

  • NAHQ annual conference: The National Association for Healthcare Quality will host its 35th annual Educational Conference this year in Kansas City from September 30 to October 3. Read more.
  • Addressing supply chain issues: Whirlpool-Maytag merger requires focus on maintaining supply chain quality.
    Read more
  • IMTS Registration open (International Manufacturing Technology Show): Learn about cloud computing and other new approaches at this September 13-18 show at McCormick Place, Chicago. Read more.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner), call us at: (800) 777-5060. A customer care specialist will be pleased to help you. If there are later, more up-to-date versions, we will be able to get you up to speed immediately. You can also go to our website to check version updates at: http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php


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