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Taming data demands visual approach

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

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 interactive format.

FEATURE STORY:
Taming data demands statistical analysis:
A control chart is worth a thousand numbers

Buried in data? Overwhelmed by metrics? Steve Daum addresses ways to render the mountains of data flowing into databases and spreadsheets useful with a systematic, visual approach to analysis.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Consulting critical metric charts

This month, think about frequency again, with respect to looking at charts? How often do you consult charts that reflect critical metrics in your workplace. Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
>> Take the poll

Upcoming webinar:
Easy SPC charting using CHARTrunner Lean
February 6, 2013 - 11:00 am to 12:15 pm ET
>> Learn more

CHARTrunner customers with current maintenance agreements may attend free of charge.


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 Vince Caligiuri (Colson Caster), Michaela Wirick (Winzeler Stamping), and Ed Goldman (Sequel Special Products of Waterbury). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by January 25 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
New Year's resolutions

While we may make decisions throughout the year about improvement in our lives, January's resolutions seem to be a traditional approach to this improvement. These charts reflect the number of people who actually make resolutions for the new year, and the amount of time that these resolutions typically last.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Unions, management,
and other people

In the current, sometimes heated, discussion about the relevance of unions, David Schwinn takes a look at their role and the responsibilities of both union members and managers.
>> Read more

Bytes and pieces:

  • Predictions of faults: Inspection fault density is used by development teams to evaluate the effectiveness of code inspections.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of TQM: The Houston Chronicle examined the pluses and minuses of initiating Total Quality Management for improvement of products and processes.

Current versions of software:

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