Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 11 October 2012 | 1:55 am

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by October 26 to be entered in the drawing.

Take the quiz:

Yuna Laterill is president of Sound Waves, a company that produces small portable radios used in survival kits. The company has been experiencing dramatically declining sales, primarily because an offshore competitor is able to provide higher quality radios at lower prices. Since we visited the company in last month’s quiz, sales revenues have continued to drop even further.

Continue on with the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox:

Sheryl Cobb (University Health System)
Paul Humphrey (Kimball)
Leeanna Kirkland (O’Neal Steel)
Mark O’Brien (AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd)

Congratulations!

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 12 April 2012 | 3:17 am

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by April 27 to be entered in the drawing.

Take the quiz:

Reed N. Wright, the third-generation president of Wright’s Write Right Manufacturing, has become aware of the rejections of products in the final inspection, reported by manager Justin Tyme and inspector Adair Yu. After devoting some thought to the issue, Wright has determined that the source of the problem lies with the middle managers, who, he has decided, are actually incompetent. He bases this determination on hours of thinking about possible contributors to the problem, knowing that the “buck stops” in his office, and he is the one who must find a solution.

Continue on with the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox:
Anne Brittain (Palmetto Health Alliance)
Sharon Genest (Saskatoon Health Region)
Kim Pedersen (Aquaknect Flexibles Pty Ltd)
Kevin Tinson (Lonza Biologics plc)
Alan Swain (Exacto, Inc.)

Congratulations!

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 14 December 2011 | 7:35 pm

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by December 20 (early because of the Christmas holiday) to be entered in the drawing.

Take the quiz:

Out of the Box, a major customer of Thick ‘N Thin Corrugated Paper Company, where Cliff Clymer is quality manager, has insisted that the company’s deadline is met for producing  the 6” cardboard boxes it needs. Knowing that he must produce the needed order, Cliff complains to his boss, Sue Veneer, that some of the equipment required to fill the order is in need of maintenance, and if the service adjustments are not made, the boxes may not meet the customer’s exacting size requirements. Servicing the equipment, however, would mean that the deadline for production of Thick ‘N Thin’s materials cannot be met.

Continue on to the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Gamebox:

Joe Auchey (Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission)
Susan Brown (Mountain States Health Alliance)
Jonathan Downey (Schivo Precision)
Jane Johnson (Demmer Corp)
Sheila McLauchlan (OSI Foods).

Congratulations!

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 17 August 2011 | 2:04 am

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by August 26 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

Facing the task of securing an assembly for Zero Defects, a critical customer of Xcelent Xtrusion, Nadha Klu is focusing on inspection of the outer dimension (O.D.) of the part as it comes to the end of the line. The O.D., he knows, should be 1.2 millimeters ± .2 millimeters for this part, so he takes a newly acquired micrometer to measure a part as it comes off the assembly line.

Continue on to the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox:
Kenneth Clemmons (Delnor-Community Hospital)
Brian Cunningham (Warrnambool Cheese & Butter)
Tara Glasgow (Erie St. Clair CCAC)
Adrian Huxley (Singer Instruments Co. Ltd.)
Ken Ulbrich (Bay State Milling)

Congratulations!

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 13 July 2011 | 3:58 am

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by July 22 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

Nadha Klu, manager for Xcelent Xtrusion, continues to dither about pricing for a plastic part used in an assembly item for Zero Defects Company, a major customer. Nadha has met another eager salesman, Wiley K. Yotey, who has convinced him that the part that Wiley sells is exactly the same as the one currently used in the assembly process at Xcelent—but at a slightly lower cost if he buys it from his company, Bit Parts & Pieces. Wiley goes on to identify himself as the son of the president of his company, assuring him that “My dad would never cheat anyone.”

Continue on to the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Gamebox:

Dave Francis (Toowoomba Metal Technologies)
Erwin Haas (FP International)
Shabbir Merchant (Boeing)
Robert Miller (Seadrift Coke LP)
Victoria Weatherwax (Precision Automotive Plastics)

Congratulations!

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 19 June 2011 | 9:16 pm

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by June 24 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

Nadha Klu, manager for Xcelent Xtrusion, is intent on securing the best price for a plastic part used in an assembly item for Zero Defects Company. He has been negotiating with Ben N. Jayle, a salesman from No Warranty No Worry Manufacturing. Ben has demonstrated a mock-up of a plastic part that his company has produced, based on engineering specifications provided by Nadha’s purchasing department. “I can save you money,” Ben urges, adding that “a part’s a part” when it involves such a small component in the process.

Continue on with the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Gamebox:

Richard Copley (Anaxas)
Terrance Kieswether (Eaton Corporation)
Chidananda Puttarevanna (ERC Services Pty. Ltd.)
Kristen van Bergen (Littleton Regional Hospital)
Patricia D. Welch (Parker Hannifin Corp.)
Congratulations!
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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 11 May 2011 | 4:57 am

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by May 27 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

As Nadha Klu, manager for Xcelent Xtrusion, examined the Purchasing Department’s performance, he noticed a pending order for 200,000 units of a plastic part used in making an assembly to be shipped to the Zero Defects Corporation. Purchasing agent Val Cano was buying the part from the Center of Spec Company at a cost of $0.25 per unit, but an accompanying bid from the In Spec Company showed $0.24 per unit.

Continue on with the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Gamebox:

Karen Amos (Mercy Hospital for Women)
Jim Craig (Campsie Industrial Estate)
Josh Hurley (Chrysler)
Randy Johnson (Quest Aircraft Company)
Kerry Olson (Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital)
Congratulations!
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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 13 April 2011 | 1:41 am

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by April 29 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

Last month, we saw Anna Nutherthing, quality assurance manager for Melt & Mold Industries, as she tried to enhance her career opportunities by teaching SPC to her entire staff. One of these, Jan U. Wari, insisted that the best way to make good products would be to adjust machines so all data points would fall between the control limits. Her rule: if a point falls above the X-bar, adjust the operation of the machine downward to compensate for the distance between the data point and the X-bar. If a data point appeared below the X-bar, on the other hand, she would adjust the operation upwards to compensate. “It’s important to assure that all data points fall between the control limits,” she said. “After all, that’s what they’re there for.”

Continue on with the quiz…

Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Gamebox:

Sabrina Bledsoe (Anderson Hardwood Floors)
Ron Kajewski (Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty. Ltd.)
Mark Rogers (Hill Country Memorial)
Ray Salim (Arnold Magnetic Technologies)
Eddie Stanley (Federal-Mogul)
Congratulations!
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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 12 January 2011 | 7:42 pm

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by January 28 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

Justin Tyme, quality technician for National Dairy Products, represents the newest threat to colleagues Marsha Mallow’s and Maura Thesame’s reputation as statistical experts, especially since he has his eye on their job. He recognizes the limitations of their understanding, and feels quite smug about his own statistical prowess.

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Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD:

Angie Hicks (Appalachian Regional Healthcare System)
Juan Pardo (Worthington Steel Specialty Processing)
Eliazer Rivota-Ortega (Solar Spring & Wire Forms)
Kevin Tinson (Lonza Biolgics PLC)
Linda Willett (NPR Manufacturing LLC).

Congratulations!

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Quality Quiz from PQ Systems e-Line


Posted by: meikah | 10 November 2010 | 8:17 pm

PQ Systems Quality E-Line

PQ Systems through it’s Quality eline newsletter brings us another quality quiz by Professor Leary.

For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by November 29 to be entered in the drawing.

Here’s the quiz:

You just never know what will develop from something that begins as an exercise in using sampling techniques, especially when you put an idea on to simmer and hope that it comes to a full boil. When Russ T. Buckett’s boss, M.T. Pott, heard about Russ’ idea for developing and marketing a new exotic tea product, he was bubbling over with enthusiasm for the idea. Nonetheless, he wanted Russ to test the water, so to speak, to be sure that it represented a hot market for the new product.

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Winners of last month’s quiz who will get a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD:

Noel Farrington (Flowserve)
Bartosz Jankowski (LG Electronics)
James Lauer (Caterpillar Inc.)
Carolyn S. Townsend (Clarian Health)
Kelly Whitehead (Ballard Power Systems)

Congratulations!

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