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Where are the company conferences of yesteryear?

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:
Where are the company conferences of yesteryear?
How learning opportunities have changed

Remember the big company conferences we all used to attend? Where have they gone, and how have our learning opportunities changed? We know more about technology, professional development, and the learning process itself than we used to. Explore the implications of these factors.
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Reader survey:
Social media

Here is a question for you to consider this month. Which of the following social media outlets do you use for business purposes? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
Another quiz from Professor Cleary— and last month's winners!

This month, we see Dinah Thyrst's quest for black belt status with its further impact on the quality of Brush Broom's products. Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are John Driver (American Roller Bearing); Susan Irwin (Defiance Metal); and Randy Wahl (Minnesota Rubber and Plastics). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by August 29.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Playing golf this summer?

Playing golf this summer? It's not an inexpensive hobby, especially at premier courses, as this CHARTrunner chart indicates, listing the ten most expensive golf courses in the world.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Say yes... and yes, again!

David Schwinn reflects on the power of the inspiration that can be garnered from interaction among people who are doing good work in the world. In Six Sigma efforts, purpose may be more important than the "how" of what is done, he suggests.
>> Read more

Bytes and pieces:

  • Registration open: The 2014 IMTS exhibit will take place September 8-13 at McCormick Place, Chicago. To register, visit this website.
  • Pacing: The German word takt means musical meter or beat. In a manufacturing setting, it is used to refer to the pace, or "beat," of production, with implications for lean manufacturing.
  • Safety failure closes factories: China has suspended work at more than 200 factories in an eastern province for safety checks as part of a nationwide review following an explosion at an auto parts plant that killed 75 people, government officials and state media said.
  • Food recall: Mr. Wok Foods has recalled nearly 15,000 pounds of its raw pork nugget product, citing misbranding and an undeclared allergen content.

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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