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The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for maintaining a DDMRP implementation. Designed by the leading authorities on DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner program is comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education. The DDP Program is THE official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification test.

4/18/2019 to 4/19/2019
When: Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:00 AM
2001 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas  77056
United States
Presenter: Carol Ptak

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Demand Driven Planner Workshop - April 18-19

It's Time for a New Way to Manage Organizations

Learn how to become a Demand Driven Planner from the Demand Driven Thought Leader who wrote the book on Demand Driven, Carol Ptak, along with APICS-Houston Instructor Michael Cole

Today's environment along with basic physics, mathematics and economic principles undeniably require a change in approach. Companies must adapt and change or their very existence is threatened. But what to change to? How to change and drive adaptation? Is there a safe and effective path to transform a company from an operating strategy developed in the 1950’s measured by accounting principles developed in the 1930’s to an agile demand driven enterprise capable of keeping pace with today’s hyper-competitive market? The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model is the answer.


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What will I Learn?

Module 1: Planning in the Modern World

  • The MRP Revolution
  • Evidence of a Problem
  • The New Normal

Module 2: The Importance of Flow

  • Plossl’s First Law
  • Demonstrate Flow’s importance in industry
  • Plossl’s Law Caveat
  • The Bullwhip Effect

Module 3: Unlocking a Solution - Decoupling

Module 4: Becoming Demand Driven

  • “MRP versus Lean” Conflict
  • What “Demand Driven” really means
  • Demand Driven Operating Model
  • Demand Driven MRP

Module 5: Strategic Inventory Positioning

  • Six Positioning Factor
  • Decoupled Lead time
  • Matrix Bill of Material

Module 6: Distribution Network Positioning

  • Unique Distribution Positioning Factors
  • Compare and contrast demand driven to push and promote
  • Positioning across a supply chain

Module 7: Buffer Profiles and Levels

  • Inventory – Asset or Liability
  • Buffer Profiles
  • Buffer Zones
  • Calculating Buffer Levels

Module 8: Dynamic Buffer Adjustments

  • Recalculated Adjustments
  • Planned Adjustments
  • Manual Adjustments
  • Factors for Planning Adjustment Factors

Module 9: Demand Driven Planning

  • Part Planning Designations
  • DDMRP Planning Process
  • Supply Order Generation for Stocked Items
  • DDDRP Supply Order Generation Considerations
  • Supply Generation for Non-Stocked Items
  • Decoupled Explosion
  • Prioritized Share

Module 10: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

  • Challenging Priority by Due Date
  • Buffer Status Alerts
  • Synchronization Alerts
  • Execution Collaboration

Module 11: DDMRP and the Operational Environment

  • DDMRP Strategic Buffer Criteria
  • DDMRP and Safety Stock
  • DDMRP and Order Point
  • DDMRP and Scheduling
  • DDMRP and WIP Priority Management
  • Compare/contrast MRP, Lean and DDMRP

Module 12: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning

  • DDS&OP
  • Analytics for Master Settings changes and model improvement
  • DDS&OP protection for critical strategic impacts

Module 13: Program Summary

  • Program Summary
  • Expected Benefits of DDMRP
  • Get Started with DDMRP




What's the refund policy?

There is no refund 14 days before the event.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your ticket


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, your ticket is 100% transferrable


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, you can substitute anyone from your company


Is the cost of the certification exam included?

No, the cost of the exam is not included. It can be purchased separately after the class if desired.