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Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

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 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.

FEATURE STORY:Professor Cleary
An invitation to share:

Help us support world charities

Now’s your chance to tell us which of four international charity groups is your favorite. You pick—we’ll donate to these nongovernmental agencies that fight poverty, disease, injustice, and disasters. Here’s a chance to help others in this season of sharing—without spending a dime. (And—see the results of last month’s poll related to attributes and variables charting.)
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—
and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD are Tonya Bush (Carolina Metals, Inc.); John Donovan (Institute of Technology Sligo); Bill Pastor (Children’s National Medical Center); and Jeff Van Every (SC Johnson). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by December 31 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Syrup for your pancakes: where does it come from?

You might be surprised to see this chart of the top maple syrup producers. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with some real syrup during the holiday season.
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Atlanta schools, standards, and rewards

Setting numerical goals often has destructive outcomes, David points out.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Healthcare quality news: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes QualityNet, a web-based publication featuring healthcare quality improvement news, as well as information about resources used by healthcare providers.
  • Eliminate Baldrige? The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has recommended elimination of the Baldrige National Quality Program and the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership to save money.

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:

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