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Save time by creating your own defaults

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 interactive format.

Save time by creating your own defaults

"Easy to use right out of the box," is what SQCpack users say about the software. It can be even easier if you customize default settings to align better with your specific needs.
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Reader survey:
Does your organization use gage management or SPC software?

Here is a question for you to consider this month. Does your organization use gage management or SPC software? 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 Jackie D'Amico (Greif Inc.); Jesse Hamilton (Da-Tile Corp.); Tom Lanfranki (Contra Costa Health Plan); and Patric Wessels (Dejima Optical Films, UK). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by January 31 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
New Year's resolutions

Resolutions have become a staple—or a cliché—in our approach to each new year. By now, many of these resolutions have already been abandoned, but we tend to continue making promises to ourselves. This CHARTrunner Lean chart tells the story.
See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Tired, scared, or shopping?

David asks his students how Nelson Mandela's life might inform our views of management and leadership.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Patient care improvement: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will host its 15th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community on March 9-11 in Washington, DC.
  • New standard: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the Quality Information Framework, v. 1.0 (QIF v1.0) as an ANSI standard last month.
  • Learning in 2014: For a schedule of upcoming seminar and webinar training sessions offered by PQ Systems, visit our website.

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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