Innovation Engineering is an innovation method that applies principles from Dr. Deming (and Master Yoda) to strategy, innovation, and how people work together in companies.... Read More
CES 2019 offered much to see in terms of hi-tech products that help you see such as: mini-video cameras, smart cameras, and video processing equipment. Capture the future.... Read More
With China no longer accepting recycled plastics, we need to become better recyclers by specifying recycled content, reducing plastic use, making better choices, and sorting. ... Read More
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
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
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
I am the proud father of two little boys, ages three and five. Among the busy days, messes, and laughter there is one other constant: questions. What are we doing tonight? How does a key work? Could you somehow get inside a leaf? Maybe you can relate to this line of questioning. Recently my son asked, “Dad, where... Read More
The Importance of Validation Testing.
Validation testing plays a significant role in product development. Have you ever wanted to rip the radio out of your car and smash it on the ground? I’ve taken things out of my car and smashed them - and it’s quite satisfying! I didn’t do it out of frustration, I did it as part... Read More
Jeff Disher counseled me "Go to a four-year college, get an internship, and learn to tear things apart and fix them." And that's what I did.
How and why did I become a DISHER team member? Last Friday, I found myself in front of the entire company at a staff meeting— a generally uncomfortable place for an engineer to... Read More
From An Engineer’s Perspective
For any engineer that works in and for the furniture industry, NeoCon is a must see. NeoCon is one of the largest trade shows featuring workplace furniture and the industries that support it such as seating, textiles, technology, and flooring to name just a few. A dozen folks from DISHER took a bus trip, organized... Read More