“Welcome to the Demmer Center for Business Transformation! Our mission is to help Michigan companies transform their business models to spur innovation and growth so they can compete more aggressively and effectively in domestic and global markets. To facilitate strategic transformation, we assist companies in becoming more operationally effective by designing integrated business processes and applying best practices such as lean and total quality management. We provide education and coaching to companies and other kinds of organizations desiring to change and often involve our students in projects under the mentorship and guidance of Center staff. We also conduct research that examines the drivers of competitive performance. We are excited about our mission and want Michigan companies to know that we are here to help them advance to the next level of performance. Our vision is to become the #1 resource for Michigan companies desiring to increase their competitiveness in the marketplace through strategic transformation.” – Shawnee K. Vickery, PhD.