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Prove it: Demonstrating convincing proof of quality

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:
Prove it:
Demonstrating convincing proof of quality

"Proving quality" may seem to be an elusive concept: what can it mean to customers and suppliers? After all, just insisting that your products are of high quality isn’t enough for any of the stakeholders, and yet many organizations adopt this approach anyway. Marketing language won’t mask underlying challenges to predictable, dependable quality.
>> Read more

Reader survey:
Barcodes for labeling gages

Here is a question for you to consider this month. What barcode type do you currently employ when labeling gages? 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 Dan Frederick (Renewal by Anderson); Mike Matusky (PACCAR); and Gary Smith (Mersen USA). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by September 26.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Chocolate

This month we celebrate World Chocolate Day (September 13). This CHARTrunner chart reflects per-capita consumption for the top 15 chocolate-consuming nations. Celebrate in your own way!
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Thanks

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:

  • SPC software: Although the concepts of statistical process control have remained the same, software continues to evolve. (PQ Systems Development Director Steve Daum contributed to this article.)
  • Learning opportunities: With a season of trade shows and conferences opening in September, exhibits and presentations sponsored by NAHQ (Sept. 7-9), IMTS (Sept. 8-13), AIAG (Sept. 24-25), and ASQ (Sept 18-19) offer plenty of chances to see what’s new. Watch for the PQ Systems booth at these shows.

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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