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Category: Engineering Knowledge Base

5 Hurdles to IoT Device Development and How to Overcome Them

If you’ve attended a technical tradeshow in the past five years, odds are you’ve stumbled across a slew of new devices being marketed as a “Smart This” or “Connected That”. NAIAS, Neocon, RVX, NBAA, and certainly CES have all featured innovative products centered around the new industry we’ve all come to know and love: the Internet of Things... Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Next VA/VE Initiative

For those who may be unfamiliar, Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VA/VE) is a problem-solving methodology that uses two effective processes for optimizing the value of a product or service. What differentiates them is the point when they are applied in the product life-cycle process. Value Engineering is conducted before any significant financial investments (i.e. tooling, plant, or... Read More

3 Tips for Effective Problem Solving

The team at DISHER loves to problem solve. We take on many roles with clients where we put our hours of problem-solving training and experience to work. Some of our favorite structured methods include: Six Sigma, Shainen, KT, Practical Problem Solving, A3 problem solving, and 8D problem Solving. However, the complete list of problem-solving tools is endless. Each... Read More

3 Ways to Innovate Smarter and Faster

The pace of innovation can make your head spin. Just a little over a decade ago no one owned a smart phone. Only forty years ago—no one owned a computer. Today, over 60% of Americans are glued to some type of screen. Even colleges struggle to put together curriculums for careers that are coming. It’s hard to keep... Read More