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Mike Hitmar
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Manufacturing Industry Marketing Manager

An engineer turned product marketer, Mike has held a broad range of roles in manufacturing, engineering and marketing over a 20 year career. He brings his perspective as an industry practitioner to advocate the application of analytics to solve the most difficult of business challenges. Mike currently serves as manufacturing industry marketing manager at SAS. He regularly shares his experiences and insights in published articles, webinars and live speaking events. Mike earned a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University and holds an MBA from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Advancing the world's oldest industry

Today, we celebrate Manufacturing Day 2015. Manufacturing may not be the world's oldest profession, but it is likely the world's oldest industry. The very earliest characteristics that separated us from other animals is the manufacture of tools. Other animals use sticks and rocks and other collected items to help them

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Being SMUG is a good thing

Congratulations! You are part of a prestigious and exclusive club! A club of innovators and forward thinkers. A club of manufacturing professionals dedicated to data and the power of analytically driven decisions to make your organization the best that it can be - you are a SAS user. The best

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Quality needs a new paradigm

After decades of trying to "manage" and "control" quality, manufacturers continue to struggle with consistently achieving quality excellence. To conquer the realities of today's marketplace and achieve quality excellence, manufacturers need to adopt an analytic approach to quality. The basic objective of manufacturers hasn't changed since the beginning - produce