System Design, LLC, works with companies overwhelmed
by the plethora of tools that seemingly help them to improve workflow and
reduce piece-part costs, but that are only partially effective and not
sustained over the long term. Their focus on the implementation of these
toolsets limits the company's ability to develop systems within their
organization that stimulate growth and innovation. Founded in 2002 by Dr. David S. Cochran,
former Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and two-time
winner of the prestigious Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing
for his work in the design of "lean" systems, System Design,
LLC provides consulting, education, and leadership expertise in sustainable
and regenerative enterprise system design to companies around the globe.
Collective System Design™ (CSD), a methodology developed by Dr.
Cochran, is built on the Manufacturing System Design Decomposition (MSDD)
and Product Delivery System (PDS) decomposition that Dr. Cochran and his
research group developed during his 9-year tenure at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. This approach is different from assembling
machines together and attempting to implement the buzz-word strategy of
the month. CSD is a logical, customized approach to providing a
consistent, stable method of product delivery and system implementation.