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SQCpack 7: Not your father's SQCpack

GAGEpack video tip: Color coding

Quality Quiz: With a video!

The Masters: A stable or unstable tradition?

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.

SQCpack 7:
Not your father's SQCpack

Most people we speak to have seen or used some version of SQCpack during their quality improvement careers. The program has been the flagship of the PQ Systems products for over 30 years, moving from Apple to DOS to Windows and beyond. With this history, you might think of a new release as just another upgrade. However, SQCpack 7 is new from the ground up. The rebuild focused on simplifying the work and amplifying the results of using SPC software.
>> Read more

GAGEpack video tip:
Color coding

Use color coding to improve object recognition and draw focus to items that need attention.
>> Watch the video

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 Todd Quick (WestRock-Evadale, TX); Lane Robinson (Chemical Products Corp., GA); and Donna Noll (Priority Plastics, IN). 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 April 29.
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Data in everyday life:
The Masters: A stable or unstable tradition?

The 2016 Masters Tournament is in the history books. Jordan Spieth had what some are calling an epic meltdown on the final 9 holes of the tournament and, in a come-from-behind victory, Danny Willett earned the green jacket. The tournament is touted as a tradition unlike any other.™ Edge-of-your seat drama aside, does this tradition actually represent a stable process?
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David SchwinnSix Sigma and more:
Having an impact

David Schwinn learns about what others may bring to their interactions. Trying to understand these situations improves our communication, as well as our Six Sigma efforts.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Quality conference: The 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) will take place May 16-18 in Milwaukee. Register here.
  • Learning events: Training seminars and webinars, including those offered by PQ Systems, are listed by date on isixsigma.com.

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