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