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Real-time charting means no waiting for process feedback

Reader survey

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, 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.

Real-time charting means no waiting
for process feedback

Instant messaging, global e-mail access, nearly universal cell phone coverage, 24-hour news programming: we have become accustomed to immediate access to the information we want in nearly every aspect of our lives—including process improvement data analysis.
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Reader survey:
How real-time is your charting?

As the feature story suggests, real-time charting has become a critical part of the manufacturing process. How quickly is your data reaching you? 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 Kenneth Clemmons (Delnor-Community Hospital); Brian Cunningham (Warrnambool Cheese & Butter); Tara Glasgow (Erie St. Clair CCAC); Adrian Huxley (Singer Instruments Co. Ltd.); and Ken Ulbrich (Bay State Milling). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by August 26 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Employment for art-related professions

August 7-13 marks Artist Appreciation Week in the U.S. This CHARTrunner chart reflects employment projection data for art-related professions. Send us a data source with your suggestion, and we'll show you how a CHARTrunner chart can clarify information.
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Still managing by the numbers in Atlanta and elsewhere

David Schwinn is back, and sees that things haven’t changed, at least in many organizations that set standards with rewards—where cheating is a predictable outcome.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Auto industry in focus: Here's a book you may enjoy from the feisty former GM executive, pointing out what happens when financial leaders replace "car guys" in the auto industry. 

Current versions of software:

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