PQ Systems - Quality eLine
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GAGEpack® 10.0 saves time, offers flexibility

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma

Bytes and pieces

 
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CHARTrunner Lean

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DOEpack

Quality Gamebox

 
 

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.

FEATURE STORY:
A long way from 3 x 5 cards:
GAGEpack® 10.0 saves time, offers flexibility

It's hard to believe there was a time calibration systems relied on paper and pen methods of tracking using such things as 3x5 cards, desk calendars, and notebook paper. We've come a long way since then and now have an increasing reliance on technology to ensure timely calibration. Learn more about the latest software available to better track and manage your complete history of measurement devices, instruments, and gages.
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Reader survey:
Quality time on the job

October is National Quality Month. PQ Systems celebrates quality professionals and quality champions around the world that are passionate about quality like we are. The roles and responsibilities of a quality professional can be vast. Where do you focus most of your quality improvement efforts throughout a typical day? 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 Sheryl Cobb (University Health System); Paul Humphrey (Kimball); Leeanna Kirkland (O'Neal Steel); and Mark O'Brien (AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, go to Quality Quiz. Submit your response by October 26 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Giant pumpkins

After diminished summer crops in many areas of the country, it's nice to know that we still grow giant pumpkins. A giant pumpkin is considered one that weighs more than 25 pounds, but look at these record giants.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Think about the whole system

It may seem dangerous to ask questions, especially in an environment that is hostile to change. As David Schwinn suggests, the heart of improvement often lies in listening to many viewpoints in order to involve people affected by the outcome. In an environment of trust, it's okay to disagree with the boss. Dr. Deming would agree, as his Fourteen Points for Managers indicates.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Upcoming training: Register now for the PQ Systems Gage management and MSA using GAGEpack two-day seminar on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15 in Dayton, Ohio.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (CHARTrunner Lean, CHARTrunner, GAGEpack, and SQCpack), 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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