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April 2019 "PDM" Professional Development Meeting - Carol Ptak
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Keynote Speaker - Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM, DDPP, DDLP, Jonah

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: The HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas  77056
United States
Presenter: Carol Ptak
Contact: Director of Programs

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Title: Adapt or Die – becoming a Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise

Keynote Speaker(S): Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM, DDPP, DDLP, Jonah



Short Narrative on Presentation Subject:

Today's VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) environment along with basic physics, mathematics and economic principles undeniably require a change in approach.  Companies essentially need to adapt or die.  But how?  How to change and drive adaptation?  Is there a safe and effective path to transform a company from an operating strategy developed in the 1950s measured by accounting principles developed in the 1930s to an agile demand driven enterprise capable of keeping pace with today’s hyper-competitive market?  The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model - there are so many sound and compelling reasons to explore this as a solution.

The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise model is a management and operational model designed to enable enterprises to adapt to complex and volatile environments.  The model utilizes a constant system of innovation and feedback between three primary components; a Demand Driven Operating Model, Demand Driven S&OP and Adaptive S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning).   A Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise focuses on the protection and promotion of the flow of relevant information and materials across the strategic tactical and operational relevant ranges in order to drive sustained return on equity performance.

Attend this session to learn about the Demand Driven organizational framework allowing companies to drive adaptation and innovation in highly complex world.


Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence.   She served as Vice President and Global Industry Executive for Manufacturing and Distribution Industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM).


Ms. Ptak's expertise is well grounded in over two decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and successfully become demand driven.



Meeting Agenda 

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Check-In
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner + Presentation + Chapter Announcements
8:00 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Event Cost                                By April 14                       After April 14
Houston Chapter Members        $25.00                                $35.00
Student Chapter Members         $10.00                                $20.00
Non-Members                            $30.00                                $40.00

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