Michigan Biomedical Engineering Students Benefit from DISHER’s Whiteboard Wednesday™ Process

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

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Take a look at a few real-word biomedical problem statements University of Michigan students are currently wrestling with in their Biomedical Engineering Design class: Design a portable, disposable, sterile-water, heating-cooling device to facilitate heat transfer into blood during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation which provides cardiac and respiratory support for patients. Develop a portable, wearable scalp cooling device for patients with brain… Read More

DISHER Business Solutions

Author: Kevin Pinner

Disher Business Solutions

Employs Proven Techniques to Help Organizations Thrive For most of you CAD users out there, you probably can’t imagine designing and creating drawings on a drafting board with mechanical pencils, electric erasers(!), and vellum. Back in the early 80’s while a student at the University of Cincinnati, I worked for a small manufacturer in northern Kentucky in their engineering department…. Read More

DISHER Awarded 5th Best Small Workplace By Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Author: Brian LaFrence

5th Best Small Business 2016

DISHER was recently named the 5th Best Small Workplace in America by Great Place to Work (GPTW) and FORTUNE. For DISHER, the award is a wonderful byproduct of our intentional investment in culture as the foundation of our success as a business. I am confident that our Founder and President, Jeff Disher, could write a book about why DISHER grew… Read More

College Football Game Performance (Part 1)

Author: Ray Hartnett

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Read part 2 here – Read part 3 here Michigan and Ohio State are on Track I’m a college football fan, a Nebraska grad, have six sigma training, and strive to put information in a visual format. So, why not mix football and data analysis? To make a long story short, I wanted an objective metric that I could apply… Read More

How to Handle Your Mistakes with Customers

Author: Jeff Disher

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No matter how hard we try to avoid making them, mistakes eventually find a path to our doorstep. Often times they sneak in through the back door and try to steal our reputation that we have worked so hard to build with our customers. We can be certain that mistakes will happen. We are all human. How we handle our… Read More

Talent Solutions at SPARK.Ed

Author: Allison Ives

Spark culture training

Ann Arbor SPARK, a business incubator in the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosts weekly workshops to help entrepreneurs build better businesses. SPARK invites industry experts to present useful tips, tools, and best practices on a host of relevant topics. DISHER was asked to lead a training session on recruiting in September. Keri McCarthy and I began our recruiting workshop… Read More

Knowledge Capture

Author: Dennis Smith

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“To move ahead, one must often first look behind.” –David Garvin, US Army The issue: I often hear a manager say to a project team member, “Your situation would make for a great lessons learned! You should document that.” The team member usually nods in agreement but silently begins thinking, “How can I possibly cram all of this information into a… Read More

CultureWorks Cardboard Regatta

Author: Brennen Proudfit

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Art and design classes are an excellent way to inspire curiosity, build confidence, encourage problem-solving, and sharpen 21st century skills. CultureWorks, a local faith inspired non-profit, provides a variety of art and design experiences to benefit middle and high school students from all backgrounds in Southwest Michigan. In addition to art and design, the program appeals to children with other… Read More

Design for DIScomfort

Author: Ryan Noble

Design for DIScomfort

At DISHER customers regularly ask me to design for comfort. From office chairs and automotive interiors to industrial and commercial equipment, the request is similar, “Develop something ergonomic, user-friendly, intuitive and comfortable.” Designing for comfort is challenging but enjoyable especially when you can witness the fruit of your labor. Today I want to touch on designing for discomfort. I’m sure… Read More

A Valuable Tradition: Attending the Global Leadership Summit

Author: Dennis Smith with Vicki Zylstra

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“Every year I look forward to the tradition of attending the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) hosted by the Willow Creek Association,” comments Dennis Smith. “This year was no different.” The two-day Summit was telecast live from the Chicagoland area on August 11-12, 2016 and broadcast to hundreds of satellite locations throughout North America and around the world. Several folks from… Read More