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Jumping to conclusions: Another exercise in manipulating data

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Quality quiz

Data in everyday life

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.

Jumping to conclusions:
Another exercise in manipulating data

Jumping to conclusions based only on raw data: Without tools to interpret data, false conclusions are often made. And even charts can be misleading if they’re constructed without understanding of these tools.
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User Community

Visit the new PQ User Community, an online meeting place to connect with industry peers, access support resources, and learn tips for improvement.

How do you prepare for audits?
Do you arrange pre-audit meetings to ensure all documentation and requirements have been met? Do you conduct internal audits to catch issues before the real audit? What other things have been successful in preparing for an upcoming audit?
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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 Freddie Engelbert (A.O. Smith Water Products of McBee, SC); Gary Manion (Technical Engineering, LLC of Manchester, CT); and Barry Vojensky (Power Solutions International of Wood Dale, IL). For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, please submit your response by November 30.
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Data in everyday life:
Holiday closings

The holidays are approaching, and many of us will receive well-deserved paid time off to celebrate. Which holidays are most popular for businesses to observe? And what happens when a holiday falls on the weekend, as New Year’s Day did in 2017? This SQCpack charts shows us the most popular days for January 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018. How does your organization compare?
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David SchwinnQuality transformation

David Schwinn's column will appear again next month.

Bytes and pieces:

  • World quality: November has been designated as World Quality Month. Which president established this designation by proclamation in 1984? And what about National Quality Month?
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