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Versa-Tech Technologies proves its quality in gage management with GAGEpack

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:
Versa-Tech Technologies proves its quality in gage management with GAGEpack

A stated goal for Versa-Tech Technologies, a Michigan manufacturer of axles and other industrial parts processes, is simply to provide quality workmanship for its customers. To help satisfy that mission and assure accuracy in its measurement system, Versa-Tech relies on GAGEpack from PQ Systems. Accurate measurement systems and records are among responses to the perennial question, "How DO we prove our quality?"
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Reader survey:
Journals and trade publications

What professional journals and trade publications do you read on a regular basis? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
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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 Natalie Gary (Dexter Axle, IN); Ada Johnson (Sumika Polymer Compounds America, Inc., GA); and Sarah Wallace (NovaGast Technologies, Inc., SC). 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 March 30.
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Data in everyday life:
Gas prices

Out of control? Gas prices are in the news, with nearly everyone watching their ups and downs. Looking at gas price data statistically, it’s easy to see whether or not they represent a stable system. What’s your guess?
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David SchwinnSix Sigma and more:
Principles, people, process, and proportion

This month's column offers lists of those skills, knowledge, abilities, and attitudes that David Schwinn recommends for Six Sigma professionals.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • GAGEpack 12 is ready! A handy dashboard, enhanced color coding for columns, and a timesaving archive system are among features of the newest version of this bestselling software solution, released this month.

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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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