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Fresh fruit assured with quality systems

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.

Fresh fruit assured with quality systems—
and PQ Systems software helps to prove it.

An organization that names “quality” as one of the four pillars representing the foundation of a company had better have systems in place that will create stability and endurance in that pillar. Paramount Citrus does, and PQ Systems is part of it.
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Reader survey:
Citrus fruit

Paramount Citrus is featured in this month's eLine, and this raises a question about fruit preferences. Which citrus fruit do you prefer, either for eating or using in recipes? 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 Jim Bossert (Bank of America); Heidi Heichel-Baker (Corning Inc.); Chris Mayhew (Alberta Health Services); Stuart Naylor (Stryker NSW); and Jaap van der Wiel (Akzo Nobel). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by September 30 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
In honor of Johnny Appleseed

The legendary Johnny Appleseed, responsible (they say) for the large number of apple trees in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, was born on September 26, 1774. This chart looks at apple production in the U.S. and the world from 2000-2008. 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
Finding common ground

David Schwinn clarifies, addresses co-developed goals and win-win possibilities.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Fair accidents: While most amusement park accidents are related to rides, accidents are not always due to quality issues. Review this summary of amusement park accidents from 1972 to 1997.

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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