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Building sand castles: Best practices for data management and system improvement

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

Bytes and pieces

 
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CHARTrunner Lean

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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 interactive format.

FEATURE STORY:
Building sand castles:
Best practices for data management
and system improvement

Does your data management sometimes feel as if a giant load of sand has been dumped on your head? You may want to build a sand castle, after all, but without some sense of order, all you'll end up with is a million grains of useless material. The same may be true of data management.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Windows XP

Microsoft announced that as of April 8, 2014 they will no longer support Windows XP. Do you currently use Windows XP? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
>> Take the poll

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 Harvey Lee (Greene Tweed & Co.); Thomas Williams (ADAMHS Board Cuyahoga County); Jackie Krueger (Baldwin Filter); and Bobby Aitken (Western Power). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by May 31 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Most-visited art museums in the world

With May 18 designated as International Museum Day every year since 1977, we've charted the most-visited art museums in the world.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
We are the ones...

Leadership, David Schwinn says, is more than a position, but requires reflection and a sense of purpose in whatever we do.
>> Read more

Bytes and pieces:

  • Improving patent process: New legislation will help to improve the patent process by allowing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review a patent after it has been granted.

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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