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Ten questions to ask before you select gage management software

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.

Ten questions to ask before you select gage management software

We all know that making a business purchasing decision generally involves a far more complex process than simply picking a flavor of ice cream or a brand of detergent. This may be especially true in considering the purchase of gage management software, which demands an understanding not only of complex calibration processes but also of specific standards that may be required and needs that must be met.
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Reader survey:
3-way control charts

How often have you seen or used a 3-way control chart? 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.

Determining when a process is stable presents a challenge to Marsha Mallow and her colleague. This quiz shows them the way.

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Diane Evans (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IN); Dianne Humienny (Trinity Health System, OH); and Fred Wagner (E.C. Styberg Engineering Corp., WI). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by September 30.
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Data in everyday life:
Unemployment rate in selected world regions

This SQCpack chart shows unemployment rates in selected world regions in 2014 and 2015.
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Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
Becoming engaged

David Schwinn comments on workplace culture in response to news about management practices at Amazon.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Track product recalls: Check recalls for consumer products from lawn mowers to nut choppers that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2015.

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