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Proving quality: Tools that shape information

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.

FEATURE STORY:
Proving quality:
Tools that shape information

Regulatory board demanding proof of your quality? These tools can help make the task easy.
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Reader survey:
Process alerts

By what means do you want to be alerted when your process is out-of-control and/or out-of-spec? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
>> Take the poll

Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
A classic quiz from Professor Cleary— and last month's winners!

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Betty Houser (Amerigroup, Nashville, TN); Dave Gibson (Sub-Zero Group, Madison, WI); and Jared Spalding (UNISEAL, Evansville, IN). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by January 30.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Most expensive New Year's Eve destinations

Although New Year's Eve is over, you may want to plan next year's celebration. Before you automatically choose Cancun or Dubai, check to see what the most expensive destinations were this year with this SQCpack chart.
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David SchwinnSix Sigma and more:
Where we stand

Beginning a new year, David reflects on light, learning, wisdom, and what we bring to the workplace.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Statistics you can use: Know the difference between tolerance intervals and confidence interval? Donald Wheeler explains.
  • Learning opportunities: PQ Systems will host seminars in Dayton and Waukesha, WI in upcoming months, as well as webinars to support use of PQ Systems software solutions.
  • Future of quality study: Every three years, ASQ publishes a study on the future of quality that offers a series of essays, many from experts outside the field of quality.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products, 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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