Join IndustryWeek and SAS for a Twitter Chat on Quality Manufacturing, Use #WQChat

Nov. 10, 2014
We encourage you to join the Twitter chat Nov. 13th, from 11 a.m. to noon. Please use #WQChat at the end of all your tweets. And for a greater community experience, to join the chat visit #WQChat using your Twitter account and observe what is going on in the feed. The best tweets will be featured on our website after the chat is over. Save to My Calendar

IndustryWeek and SAS will be teaming up on November 13th to talk about the current state of quality in manufacturing.

The Twitter chat will give followers the opportunity to learn more about what defines quality, how that definition has changed over time and the motivators behind the change. The chat will run from 11 am-12 pm (ET).

To join the chat, visit #WQChat using your Twitter account and observe what is going on in the feed. Questions will be marked as "Q1, Q2, Q3" etc... If you would like to respond to a particular question you can respond with "A1, A2, A3" etc... and finish each tweet with #WQChat. By doing so, we will be able to see all of your comments and respond accordingly.


Note: All questions will be released at the tentative time slots below, but IndustryWeek and SAS will respond to any of your questions during the event. If your tweet is too long, please send in segments. Make sure #WQChat is included at the end of every tweet so we can respond accordingly.

  1. How do you define quality? (11AM)
  2. How has the definition of quality changed over the years? (11:10AM)
  3. How have the process/methods to address quality changed? (11:20AM)
  4. What have been major motivators for changes in quality? (11:30AM)
  5. How has (or how will) the industrial internet/smart manufacturing change quality? (11:40AM)
  6. How does analytics fit into the overall quality landscape? (11:50AM)
  7. How has analytics and quality relationship changed over time? (11:50AM)


Pat Panchak- @PPanchakIW

In her commentary and reporting for IndustryWeek, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Panchak covers world-class manufacturing industry strategies, best practices and public policy issues that affect manufacturers’ competitiveness.

An award-winning editor, Panchak received the 2004 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for Signed Commentary and helped her staff earn the 2004 Neal Award for Subject-Related Series. She also has earned the American Business Media’s Midwest Award for Editorial Courage and Integrity.

Jill Jusko- @JJuskoIW

Senior Editor Jill Jusko covers strategies and best practices in manufacturing operations leadership. Her coverage of operations excellence spotlights companies who have achieved world-class results in quality, productivity, cost and other benchmarks by implementing the latest continuous improvement and lean/Six-Sigma strategies.

Jill also coordinates IndustryWeek’s Best Plants Awards Program, which annually salutes the leading manufacturing facilities in North America.

Bill Roberts- @SASAnalytics

Bill Roberts is the Director of Global Manufacturing Practice at SAS. Bill provides high value analytic applications and has had experience in the manufacturing operations, engineering, after-market service, and marketing/sales across many manufacturing sectors including Automotive, High Tech, Industrial, Steel, Chemical, Pharma, Aerospace.

Mike Hitmar- @MikeHitmar

Mike Hitmar is a product marketing manager for SAS’ vertical and horizontal solutions in the manufacturing industry. He has over 20 years of manufacturing industry experience in a variety of roles from engineering to marketing; including product engineering at Ford, various industrial engineering and marketing roles at General Motors and as a product manager at OEConnection, a startup supply chain computer software provider.

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