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Capable? Who needs capability analysis?

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.


Who needs capability analysis?

Confusion about whether you need to apply standard methods of calculating capability sometimes means that this powerful statistical application is either applied when it isn’t needed, or not used when it would provide useful information. When is capability analysis called for, anyway? Some guidelines will help. (And—see the results of last month’s poll where you told us your favorite among four international charity groups.)
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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 Angie Hicks (Appalachian Regional Healthcare System); Juan Pardo (Worthington Steel Specialty Processing); Eliazer Rivota-Ortega (Solar Spring & Wire Forms); Kevin Tinson (Lonza Biolgics PLC); and Linda Willett (NPR Manufacturing LLC). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by January 28 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Top Super Bowl scores are charted

High scores usually mean exciting games. What are the highest-scoring games in Super Bowl history?
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
David Schwinn’s wish: 'I hope you dance.'

As we make resolutions for the new year, the ups and downs of life remind David Schwinn that it takes courage to go after big dreams.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Training schedule: Go to PQSystems.com to find dates for
    PQ Systems' training and webinar events.
  • Baldrige news: The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was three votes shy of the needed supermajority that would move its proposal into the U.S. Congress.

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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