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What would Thoreau think?

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.

What would Thoreau think?

Faster, more efficient gage management
saves time, money.

Software users have come to expect the kind of efficiency that 19th-century American admired. GAGEpack 9.5 delivers on this expectation—and more.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Output from GAGEpack

In this month’s issue, we address gage management issues. Here’s a quick survey where you can estimate the number of people in your organization who use some form of output (screen or paper) from GAGEpack during a typical work week. Then see the results of last month’s poll.
>> Take the poll

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 Henry Blackie (Caterpillar Global Mining); Dennis Heinz (Norwood Medical Group); Jennifer Hoke (DHS-CHS); Mulugeta Woldemichael (Advanced Composites); Paul Taylor (The University of West Scotland). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by November 24 (Thanksgiving week) to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Data to ponder for National Peanut Month

November has been designated as National Peanut Butter Lovers month. While peanut butter is thought of as an American treat, peanuts are grown all over the world. Here are top producers of the not-really-a-nut that goes into your peanut butter. 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
Jobs: 'Stay hungry, stay foolish'

David Schwinn ponders the advice that Steve Jobs gave Stanford graduates, and its application to our quality efforts.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Nomination deadline extended: Hurry: Nominate Plant of the Year entries by November 15.
  • Call for papers: The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) is calling on industry experts to present at ESTECH 2012, April 30 through May 3.

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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