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Cadorath Aerospace

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

Bytes and pieces

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CHARTrunner Lean





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.

GAGEpack software helps Cadorath Aerospace manage more than calibrations

Keeping track—whether of customers, measurement systems, product development, or training—is often a daunting task for organizations, especially those with multiple sites and hundreds of employees. Cadorath, a multi-faceted international company, approaches this task by using GAGEpack, not only for its calibration records, but in a unique application to employee training records.
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Reader survey:
The fear of missing out

We’ve learned to communicate in entirely new ways, with technology that offers instant communication (whether we want it or not!). A phenomenon identified by neurologists as FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) drives us to check our Twitter, Facebook, and email accounts frequently, even when we’re not expecting anything. How often do you check email—either business or personal—during the workday? 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 Edward Sulicz (Engineered Glass Products), Anita Fijalka (Sun Life Family Center), Jason Petheram (Vishay), Brian Parker (Donaldson Co.), and Doris Shong (ABB Pte.Ltd). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by December 21 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Fluctuating unemployment rates

Global attention has been focused in recent years on employment levels, and as this CHARTrunner Lean chart illustrates, unemployment rates in the U.S., Australia, and the Eurozone have fluctuated in some of the same ways since 1995.
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Show your strength

David Schwinn explores the idea expressed in the children’s song, "This little light of mine," and addresses the vulnerabilities and fears we may share when called upon to contribute our own thoughts to improving the system.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Listening to customers: Auto manufacturer improved its product by responding to customer feedback.
  • Award for quality: The Air Quality Management Department of Bay Area has been recognized by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association.

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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