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Keeping track: Dashboard gives quick overview

Quick tips and tricks: Printing labels from GAGEpack

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:
Keeping track:
Dashboard gives quick overview

With countless numbers of processes and interminable amounts of data to consider, managers can often lose sight of critical information, including management of measurement devices and the records of calibration and maintenance. A Dashboard feature in GAGEpack by PQ Systems puts this essential information at their fingertips, offering a quick overview of the ways in which the process is being managed.
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Quick tips and tricks:
Printing labels from GAGEpack

Gages require identification in order to be traced. The details of this identification include the gage number or ID, last calibration date, and next due date. Having this information and rendering it easy to access can be vital to maintaining a healthy measurement system. Applying labels that can then be scanned and information recorded offers the most efficient and accurate approach to managing this kind of accountability. GAGEpack can print these labels.
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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 Beverly Angus (Charleston Area Medical Center, WV); Cindy Chronister (Sam Dong, OH); and Brian Gordon (Touchstone Research Lab, WV). 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 July 29.
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Data in everyday life:
Out-of-the-box SPC

Find out how one coach focused on "athletic learning" by applying SPC to his competitive volleyball team.
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David SchwinnSix Sigma and more:
Authenticity

David Schwinn sees that personal transformation is fundamental to transformation in organizations, with authenticity critical to this transformation.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Are fakes better quality? Many Chinese-made counterfeit products are now of "better quality" than the genuine article, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba has said.

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