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Taking your charting skills home: KPIs and health maintenance

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.

Taking your charting skills home:
KPIs and health maintenance

Charting data is not just for the shop floor any more, as we have long discovered. Measuring outcomes for healthcare, banking, education, and other environments has become commonplace. What about taking your charting skills home? Key Process Indicators can help to evaluate weight gain/loss, exercise patterns, and more, as this piece by Steve Daum demonstrates.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Out-of-control and/or out-of-spec conditions

Here is a question for you to consider this month: When others in your organization are collecting data for use with a control chart, how do you want to be informed about an out-of-control and/or out-of-spec condition? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
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We're Exhibiting!
Visit us at these upcoming tradeshows:

Quality Expo
Spend Quality Time and get connected
September 10-12, Chicago, IL
Register for free by using promo code XG
Visit us at Booth #637

AIAG - 2013 Quality Summit
Peak Performance for Today; Future of Quality for Tomorrow
September 16-17, Livonia, MI
Register and stop by our booth

Sensors and Instrumentation
For Test, Measurement & Control
September 25-26, Birmingham, UK
Register online to receive an E-TICKET which allows you free entry to the exhibition and seminars
Visit our booth #B9

uality 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 Jim Rue (Defiance Metal Products); Sue Bunday (Asama Coldwater Manufacturing); Larry McCulloch (Lares Research); Alistair Milne (MB Aerospace Ltd); and Jenna Bowen (Dulux). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by August 30 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Time for a visit to a beach

With many at the beach for summer or winter vacation, the beaches of the Seychelles, the Maldives, or Tahiti may come to mind as popular destinations. When it comes to visitor data, though, we have visitor numbers for U.S. beaches for now. This chart shows beaches by numbers of visitors per year (in millions). Your favorite?
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Becoming aware

David Schwinn brings retreat experience to the opportunity to reflect what Six Sigma represents.
>> Read more

Bytes and pieces:

  • Measuring service quality: While productivity data for manufacturing may be easily accessible, service quality is sometimes harder to evaluate. This case study outlines an approach.

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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