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R&R studies support measurement systems reliability

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases

 
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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, 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:
R&R studies support measurement
systems reliability

R&R—repeatability and reproducibility—has nothing to do with a respite on a tropical island, nor with highly complicated statistical techniques. Instead, it offers an approach to measurement systems that verifies their reliability and enhances their accuracy. A white paper explains how to conduct a simple R&R study.
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Reader survey:
Selecting suppliers

In this month's Quality Quiz, Nadha Klu makes a decision about suppliers of a plastic part for Xcelent Xtrusion. Does your organization have a consistent policy about selecting suppliers? Take this quick survey, and see results from last month's poll.
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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 Gamebox are Dave Francis (Toowoomba Metal Technologies); Erwin Haas (FP International); Shabbir Merchant (Boeing); Robert Miller (Seadrift Coke LP); and Victoria Weatherwax (Precision Automotive Plastics). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by July 22 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Hot? Look at these records.

You may think July is hot where you are, but look at these record-high temperatures throughout the world in this CHARTrunner chart. Send us a data source with your suggestion, and we'll show you how a CHARTrunner chart can clarify information.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more David Schwinn

David Schwinn has been on a three-month sabbatical that has taken him around the world. His column will be back in August.

Bytes and pieces:

  • ISO 50001 energy management standard affects the bottom line: Substantial improvements in energy efficiency have been derived in a pilot program to test the new ISO 50001 energy management standard.
  • Environmental quality: Cities are stepping up green initiatives. See this ranking of U.S. and Canadian cities.

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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http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php

 
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