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It's audit time. Do you know where your documents are?

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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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:
It's audit time.
Do you know where your documents are?

We've all had the experience of keeping two or more versions of a document and—inevitably—sending or using the wrong one, uncertain of which is most current and accurate. If it's just two versions of a letter to Aunt Minnie in Spokane, that's one thing, but if operating procedures change and appear in a newer version of a document that doesn't replace the old one, it may mean thousands of dollars in waste or lost sales.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Taking measurements with your SPC program

Here is a question for you to consider this month. What devices do you use to take measurements with your SPC program? 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 Mary Aishton (Northwest Community Healthcare); Karl Kolmer (Wenthe-Davidson Engineering); and David Little (Tyco Electronics). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by March 28 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
International Earth Day

With International Earth Day celebrated in March, this CHARTrunner Lean chart indicates one way that people all over the world are conserving fuel by riding bicycles. Indicating percentages of residents who ride bikes to work, the chart shows the top cities in the world for this kind of conservation effort.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
David Schwinn urges speaking out

Recalling Pete Seeger and others, David Schwinn addresses the need for courage to speak up about things that matter.
>> Read more

Bytes and pieces:

  • GM recall: Nearly 800,000 Pontiacs and Chevrolets have been recalled because of failure of an ignition switch that is implicated in fatal crashes.

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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