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ASQ Boulder Section 1313 (ASQ Boulder)

The mission of ASQ Boulder is: “To promote the quality profession through personal development of members in order to enhance the profitability of businesses in Boulder and the surrounding geographical area.”

As a not-for-profit organization, we believe first and foremost in the development of our members.

Our annual program schedule is developed based on member feedback with the sole purpose of offering a toolbox of learning to enhance the existing skill sets and provide practical takeaways that can be applied in our daily work.

We also offer bi-annual opportunities for professional training to prepare professionals for first time success in the ASQ Certification exams offering a guarantee of success with each training course.

Membership in ASQ opens the door to a national network of quality professionals, conference opportunities and an extensive library of reference material, including the monthly publication of Quality Progress.

Upcoming events (3)

ASQ Boulder 2023-Feb-23 Section Web Meeting

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Topic: One Billion New Machines, the Inflation Reduction Act, and Five Teams to Fight Climate Change
Cost: Free
Note: Thursday 5:45pm to 7:30pm US-MT meeting
5:45 pm Web Conference Start: Networking, Welcome and Section Business
6:00 pm Presentation

  • Speaker: David M. Saunders, CC-P
  • Topic: One Billion New Machines, the Inflation Reduction Act, and Five Teams to Fight Climate Change
  • Presentation Slides and Video posted after meeting
  • Agenda includes group discussion
    - 5T Five Teams to Fight Climate Change
    - 1 Strategy Team: Develops sustainability plan.
    - 2 Adaptation Team: Protects vulnerable assets.
    - 3 Mitigation Team: Lowers greenhouse gases emissions.
    - 4 Reporting Team: Manages greenhouse gas data.
    - 5 Opportunity Team: Innovations new products and services.
    - One Billion Machines: Video by Saul Griffith (13 minutes)
    - The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
    - Electrify Everything in Your Home (free PDF book)
    - Action (What you may do)
  • Abstract:
    --We have the technology to slow climate change, such as wind turbines, solar panels, smart grids, heat pumps, and electric vehicles.
    -- But the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy will require us to build one billion new machines.
    -- We have to replace your home gas (methane) furnace with an electric heat pump, replace your gas guzzler with an electric vehicle, and replace other climate-killing machines with green machines.
    -- This session will describe how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 will force this transition and the implications for your industry.
    -- Also, how to organize five teams to fight climate change in your organization
  • Bio: Bio David M. Saunders
    -- now retired, was the Senior Director of Quality for ResCare, a human services company with 45,000 employees.
    -- Before ResCare, David was a consultant at ARBOR specializing in research and training on gathering, understanding, and deploying the voice of the customer.
    -- His client list included Ford Motor Company, Anheuser-Bush, Allied-Signal, Intel, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
    -- He is the co-author of Four Days with Dr. Deming, Addison-Wesley Press (10th printing);
    -- Measuring Customer Satisfaction (ASQ ISO 9000 Handbook, Ch. 29);
    -- Voice of the Customer Guide (USDOL) and numerous technical papers.
    -- David earned a BA from Hobart College and an MS from Pratt Institute.
    -- He is a volunteer at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) and a member of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO).
    -- Climate Change Professional (CC-P), Certified by the Association of Climate Change Officers and the State of Maryland.
  • References:
    -- One Billion Machines: Video by Saul Griffith (13 minutes)
  • -- Electrify Everything in Your Home (free PDF book)

7:15 pm After Presentation Networking
7:30 pm Web Conference End: meeting over
Place: Web Conference Webex

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ASQ Boulder 2023-Mar-23 Section Web Meeting

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Topic: Risk Based Process Validation for Medical Devices
Cost: Free
Note: Thursday 5:45pm to 7:30pm US-MT meeting
5:45 pm Web Conference Start: Networking, Welcome and Section Business
6:00 pm Presentation

  • Speaker: Risk Based Process Validation for Medical Devices
  • Topic: Risk Based Process Validation for Medical Devices
  • Presentation Slides and Video posted after meeting
  • Abstract:
    -- TBD
  • Bio: Steven Reischel
    -- ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, proven detailed oriented, independent decision maker and critical thinker.
    -- Excellent multitasking skills, technical writing, teams and time management abilities.
    -- Accountable, task oriented and highly energetic while working collaboratively with cross functional teams and stakeholders.
    -- 25 years of Manufacturing industry (ISO 9001/13485/AS9001) experience
    -- Including Medical Device Class III & II and Aerospace/Defense experience
  • References:
    -- TBD

7:15 pm After Presentation Networking
7:30 pm Web Conference End: meeting over
Place: Web Conference Webex

  • Meeting link: TBD
  • Meeting number: TBD
  • Password: TBD

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ASQ Boulder 2023-Apr-27 Section Web Meeting

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Topic: Quality 4.0 Why Big Data Analysis
Cost: Free
Note: Thursday 5:45pm to 7:30pm US-MT meeting
5:45 pm Web Conference Start: Networking, Welcome and Section Business
6:00 pm Presentation

  • Speaker: Louis Johnson, JMC Data Experts LLC
  • Topic: Quality 4.0 Why Big Data Analysis
  • Presentation Slides and Video posted after meeting
  • Abstract:
    -- What is Quality 4.0
    -- How big data analysis helps Quality 4.0
    -- Every manufacturer has electronic databases on their product and process performance, but very few leverage this information to improve their success.
    -- Several case studies on how JMC Data Experts supports Quality 4.0.
  • Sponsor: JMC Data Experts
    -- After 70 years of combined experience, four Minitab trainers have joined forces to found JMC Data Experts.
    -- We continue to follow our passion for motivating organizations to use data analytics to make reliable cost-saving decisions.
    -- Our staff has trained thousands of engineers, scientists, data analysts and other data-driven decision-makers throughout the USA.
    -- With business centers in Detroit, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Denver and Boston, we are ready to train thousands more.
    -- JMC consultants have solved the toughest process control and product development problems by combining client’s engineering expertise with our data analysis skills.
    -- Who couldn't use a partner in their process improvement project?
    -- JMC trains engineers, technicians and researchers to make good business decisions based on data.
    -- No gut feel, no hunches, just the facts based on the data.
    -- Shouldn't everyone in your organization be able to make good business decisions?
  • References:
    -- JMC Upcoming Classes
    -- Big Data Management and Analysis - Denver CO on 29 May 2023
    -- Statistical Analysis for Data-Based Decision Making - Denver CO on 30 May 2023
    -- Quality Analysis for Process and Product Validation - Denver CO on 31 May 2023
    -- Design of Experiments for Process Improvement - Denver CO on 1 Jun 2023
    -- Advanced Design of Experiments and Gage R&R - Denver CO on 2 Jun 2023

7:15 pm After Presentation Networking
7:30 pm Web Conference End: meeting over
Place: Web Conference Webex

  • Meeting link: TBD
  • Meeting number: TBD
  • Password: TBD

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Past events (76)

ASQ Boulder 2023-Jan-26 Section Web Meeting

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