Enabling Sustainable Innovation
Improving Engineering Maturity

Smarter Systems Modeling - Innovating at the Speed of Thought

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SMS_ThinkTank™ LLC is the global resource and leader in systems modeling and simulation, bringing the worlds of systems engineering and computer aided engineering together. Our focus is to help clients to improve their engineering maturity through enabling sustainable innovation.

The principals of SMS_ThinkTank™ (Ed Ladzinski and Frank Popielas) are leaders in this area who helped create this new thinking back in 2012 together with NAFEMS and INCOSE. Together, they formed the Systems Modeling and Simulation Working Group (SMSWG).

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The complexity of systems across all industries is exploding with innovation, embedded systems and interactive environments accounting for an ever-increasing share of the total product cost, while at the same time ensuring a cost effective and reliable product is introduced to the market. For many OEMs and suppliers to remain competitive, a systems engineering culture and best practices, considering the new lessons learned from Systems Modeling and Simulation, should be adopted to address the increasing complexity in features requested by the customers. An additional major drive for the market is change towards an “experience-driven” economy / society where the consumer demands much more flexibility and choices introducing a time where “one size fits all” is gone.

An Introduction to Systems Modeling & Simulation


Latest news:

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

CIMdata & SMS_ThinkTank™ Announce Dates for SMS Basics Virtual-Live Courses

The role-specific classes will be offered in the early fall.

CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm and SMS_ThinkTank™, an industry leading resource providing system modeling and simulation expertise, announce that they has set dates for the first series of Systems Modeling & Simulation Certificate Programs.

Please read the full announcement


To sign up for the classes, please visit: 

SMS Basics Certificate fall classes

or for more info about the overall SMS Education Program visit our site:

SMS Education Program

Wednesday, June 3, 2020:

SMS_ThinkTank™ authored White Paper "Simplifying Model-based Systems Engineering -- An Implementation Journey" published by Dassault Systemes.

MBSE White Paper

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News and Publications

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About Us

With more than 60 years of combined experience, SMS_ThinkTank™ LLC was developed to provide systems modeling and simulation business solutions. Based in the Brunswick area, Georgia, we've helped globally OEMs, suppliers, and both academic and government organizations to navigate through the difficult tasks associated with the adoption of systems engineering methods and best practices.

After seeing the need for systems modeling across industries as well as organizations, and volunteering for various organizations that provided exposure to those fields, our founders (Ed Ladzinski and Frank Popielas) left the corporate environment to make their knowledge available across those fields. This has been our foundation as a business that knows how to think outside of the box, develop new thinking, establish new cultures and discover new frontiers. Let us help you be a leader in your respective field by applying these new engineering and business principles to achieve a sustainable innovation culture.



This list represents a selection of not-for-profit organization where we are actively engaged.


The International Association For the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community.



The International Council on Systems Engineering.


Systems Modeling and Simulation Community

Joint Working Group between INCOSE and NAFEMS.



Is the only end user driven Community Of Experts of Dassault Systèmes solutions.



Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Based out of Georgia, serving clients globally

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