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Flying on yesterday's data?

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma

Bytes and pieces

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly summary of blog posts from PQ Systems, developers of software solutions and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance.

The PQ Systems blog is your hub for industry quality news, case studies, information about product enhancements, and tips to enhance your software use. Have your say and exchange ideas in this new interactive format.

Flying on yesterday's data?
StatBoard™ and SPC put you in the pilot's seat

Knowing what a variety of processes are doing in real time can more effectively facilitate process monitoring and reduce waste. Quality professionals are finding that a "dashboard" format helps them do this—especially when you can go behind the dashboard graphic to get the real picture from control charts. Put yourself in the pilot's seat and chart your own course of quality improvement using StatBoard.
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Reader survey:
Process monitoring tools and SPC charts

One of the most important activities that can help maintain the quality of any good or service is to collect relevant data consistently over time, plot it, and examine the data points carefully. Tell us what type of chart you depend on most. 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 Bill Aldinger (Aspen Technology); Lewis Alley (Core Molding Technology); and Margaret Decker (Good Sam Hospital, New York). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by June 29 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Cell phone subscriptions experience market growth in the developing nations

At the end of 2011, there were nearly 6 billion mobile subscriptions. That is equivalent to 87 percent of the world population. Mobile subscribers in the developed world have reached saturation point with at least one cell phone subscription per person. This means market growth is being driven by demand in the developing world, led by rapid mobile adoption in China and India, the world's most populous nations. See the trend, as this CHARTrunner chart indicates.
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Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Art leads the way

What the world needs now: Music awards stimulate David Schwinn to think of the ways that creative expression underscores the fundamentals in Six Sigma and process improvement.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Call for papers: The National Institute of Metrology of Mexico invites submission of papers for its Simposio de Metrología 2012 to take place in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico October 8-12.
  • Quality of data security: A Utah Director of Technology has resigned over a major data breach that compromised Medicare and Social Security information.

Current versions of software:

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