DISHER, A Great Place to Give Back

Included below are just a few stories from DISHER folks who are making a positive difference in their corner of the world.   Some Giving Back Stories “I am the leader of one of our foundational cultural characteristics we call Stewardship here at DISHER. This is a voluntary role where I can guide the entire team throughout the year regarding stewardship… Read More

Disher Named 4th Best Consulting & Professional Services Workplace in the U.S.

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Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have named DISHER, the 4th Best Workplace for Consulting & Professional Services.  DISHER and the other Top 20 companies were selected based on anonymous responses to the Trust Index©, a Great Place to Work employee assessment survey. Employees assessed the levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie they experience in their workplace. “Every person… Read More

West Michigan Design Week

Author: Dan Parker

West Michigan Design Week 2016

Are you aware that West Michigan is becoming a globally recognized design hub? Disher was pleased to be a sponsor of the third annual West Michigan Design Week on April 9-16 in Grand Rapids. The event gave the design community an opportunity to gather, exchange information, and spark creativity. It not only served local designers but global users who interact… Read More

Healthy Competition

Author: Aimee VandenElzen

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What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think back to the month of March? The NCAA March Madness tournament, perhaps? For years companies have organized heated bracket-picking tournaments. I’ve been involved in this friendly, little competition from the days when we used highlighters to mark winners and losers and excel spreadsheets to tally points. Now all… Read More

Seven Tips to Good Project Management

Author: Jeff Disher

Most project management classes teach the basic tools and how to use them. They’ll cover topics like risk analysis, budgeting, work breakdown structures and critical paths to name a few. These are fundamental tools for any good project manager to learn and know; however, by themselves, they will be nothing more than tasks to complete along the way. What is… Read More

A League of Extraordinary Legomen

Author: Kyle McLellan

In September of 2015, six novice robotics engineers came together for the first time at their secret laboratory within the walls of Disher’s Ann Arbor office.  They united in a spirit of teamwork to accept the challenge of building a superior garbage-busting robot and to devise an innovative solution to control the waste from used whiteboard markers. Geared up for… Read More

Planes, Trains, and Automation

Author: Jason Noteboom

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending DriveWorks World 2016 in Warrington, England.  Now you may be wondering, why go all the way to England for training?  Well, that is where all the experts were hanging out this year and it also happens to be where DriveWorks HQ is located.  Maybe next year they will take my Hawaii… Read More

The Talent Circle of Life

Author: Keri McCarthy

Everyday we have the great opportunity of working with a variety of companies to help them find top technical talent for their organizations.  This is a huge responsibility.  The war for top talent is a challenging one and should be managed on multiple fronts.  We know firsthand. You see, Disher faced this issue ourselves a few years back.  What we did then, and… Read More

NAIAS 2016 Insights

Author: Tommy Knight

Many members of the Disher team were able to attend the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit. From social media integration to big screen monitoring systems and even performance-ready interiors, there is no doubt the technology and innovation in the automotive industry is on the rise. Our team came back with plenty of insights that spanned across all… Read More

Can packaging really be sustainable?

Author: Travis Gibbs

As a packaging engineer one of the most frequent requests is what can we do to make our packaging more sustainable?  I get really excited by these requests as taking care of the environment is truly a passion of mine. These inquiries allow grand visions of molded bamboo, bio based plastics, and 100% recycled corrugated to begin. But is there really such… Read More