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Data management means better timing and an understanding of the wider system

Quality quiz

Data in everyday life

Quality transformation

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:
Data management means better timing and an understanding of the wider system

As World Quality Month celebrations are replaced with attention to holiday celebrations and November’s focus fades into the distant past, facing a new year in the darkness of December may represent an opportunity to pay attention to issues related to developing and managing technology and contemplating the future of a company or organization.
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Quality quiz:
And last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are John Colligan, Ryan Halford, and Dennis Foote. 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 December 31.
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Data in everyday life:
Online sales -- Black Friday vs.
Cyber Monday

Holiday shopping 2016: Black Friday, Cyber Monday: which is winning the profitability race? Shoppers choose between brick-and-mortar stores or online shopping--or both.
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David SchwinnQuality transformation:
Statistical thinking for everyone

Popularized in manufacturing, statistical process control must be practiced throughout an organization to assure quality.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Our World Quality Month promotion winner is Gene Barnard (Heath Manufacturing Co., Michigan). He will receive a package of PQ products, with our congratulations!
  • Conference themes announced: The 2017 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, with focus areas of risk and change, customer experience, and the competitive advantage of quality are among themes for the May 1-3 conference in Charlotte, NC.
  • Culture of quality: Here are signs that indicate that a culture of quality improvement is not in place in an organization.

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