PQ Systems - Quality eLine
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SQCpack helps assure quality in frozen drinks

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma

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:
SQCpack helps assure quality in frozen drinks

If you've been to a fast food place or a coffee bar or a restaurant or even a health club, chances are that you've enjoyed an Island Oasis product without even knowing it. The company produces fruit juice, ice cream, and smoothie products, as well as a host of other foods. And SQCpack, too, is behind the scenes in this company.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Monitoring your quality improvement program

Estimate the number of statistical process control charts you review on a daily basis as a part of your ongoing quality improvement efforts. Plus, see the results of 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 Julie Brennan (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology); John Depre (Medtronic); Neil Harvey (Continental Automotive UK); David Parkin (Visy Beverage); and Piresh Patel (Allergan Inc.). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by February 23 (short month!) to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
What pet is most frequently owned?

Dog? Cat? Other? With "Love your pet day" coming up this month, we look at pet ownership data. 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
Joy in the workplace

Although the frustrations of day-to-day work life may get your attention, David Schwinn reminds us of the reward of finding joy in work.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Winners: The three top winners in last month's charting contest were Enrique Herrera (Heredia, Costa Rica); George Loudermilk (Bend, OR); and Merle Reyes (Pearl River, NY). See samples of some of the charts that were submitted.

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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