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Improving quality in the supply chain—by talking about it

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.

Improving quality in the supply chain—by talking about it

Word of mouth may have the greatest influence when it comes to sharing information—both positive and negative—about products and services, most will agree. We think of a neighbor raving about his new lawn mower, or a co-worker sharing a positive experience with a plumbing service. While consumer products come to mind when we talk about word of mouth, the same process applies when it comes to the supply chain that produces these products.
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Reader survey:
Favorite vacation destination

Summer in the United States has us thinking of vacation, which can replenish the body and spirit and increase productivity when you get back to work. What is your favorite vacation destination? 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 Quality Quiz Classics are Scott Berman (Ultra Electronics, Round Rock, TX); and Charles Wynn (Emergent BioSolutions, Lansing, MI). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by July 30.
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Data in everyday life:
Summer vacation activities

Vacation season is upon us, with travel and other activities planned for the summer. This SQCpack chart reflects preferences when it comes to plans for vacation.
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Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Being and doing

David Schwinn’s research offers food for thinking about values and actions in organizations and in the world.
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