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

 Export to Your Calendar 5/8/2020 to 5/9/2020
When: Friday & Saturday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: North American University (NAU)
11929 W Airport Blvd
Houston, Texas  77477
United States
Presenter: Instructor: Michael Cole
Contact: APICS Education Information

Online registration is available until: 4/30/2020
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APICS Houston Master Instructor Michael Cole is DDI and ASCM certified to teach the official Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program. This in-depth preparation program is designed to orient students in Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology and gives practical hands on tools to transform their organizations as well as pass their certification exam.  


DDMRP gives you a supply order generation and management engine that combines:


·       still relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP),

·       the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints,

·       the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma.  


This class prepares you to become a Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™. The DDPP Test has six categories that are covered in detail in the DDP class. 


1.DDMRP Positioning

·Positioning Factors

·Decoupled Lead Time

·Advanced Positioning

2.Buffer Profiles and Levels

·Buffer Profile and Part Inputs

·Buffer Calculation

·Buffer Projections

3.Dynamic Adjustments

·Recalculated Adjustments

·Planned Adjustments

·Other Adjustments

4.Demand Driven Planning

·Net Flow Equation

·Decoupled Explosion

·Prioritized Share

5.Demand Driven Execution

·Buffer Status Alerts

·Synchronization Alerts

6.DDMRP Analytics

·Buffer Variance Analysis

·DDS&OP Projections





The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance. 

The DDPP™ is earned by an individual who can apply the demand driven concepts, analyze and evaluate an environment using the DDMRP methodology.  An individual achieves DDPP™ endorsement by successfully completing a rigorous test.  

Upon successful completion of the test an endorsement certificate will be issued, and the individual may begin using DDPP in their professional title.  The individual will also be issued an electronic certificate and badge for use with their social media profiles.

Exam Languages Available: English, Spanish, French and Korean



North American University (NAU)

11929 W Airport Blvd

Houston, Texas 77477


May 8 & 9 2020

 Friday and Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Non-Member late registration

Non-member early registration

Member Late registration

Member Early registration

Student Member

$ 1,470

$ 1,320

$ 1,250

$ 1,100

$ 1,100

- Registration fee includes books and lunch

- Exam fee not included.

- Scholarships are unavailable for this class. 

- Attendance earns 16 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) toward all APICS Certification maintenance requirements.


  • Early Registration ends: April 23, 2020
  • Registration ends: April 30, 2020

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1)Cancellations are allowed with full refund up to 7 days before event starts.Example: event starts on a Friday, cancellation with full refund allowed until Thursday of the previous week.

2)Cancellations within 7 days of class start carry a 50%cancellation fee based on the paid registration fee.Example:event starts on Friday, cancellation on Tuesday before event, attendee will receive a refund of 50% of the cost paid. APICS Houston will arrange delivery of educational material.

3)Cancellations are non-refundable within three days of class start.Example:Event starts Friday, cancellation on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday is nonrefundable.  APICS Houston will arrange delivery of educational material.

4)Cancellations or no shows once class has started are non-refundable. APICS Houston will arrange delivery of educational material. Student will be allowed to transfer to a future class of the same or lower price.

5)Individuals who need to stop attendance for personal reasons while event is in progress will not receive a refund.Student will be allowed to transfer to a future class of the same or lower price.

6)If APICS Houston requires to cancel an event, it will notify attendees as soon as possible and will issue a 100% refund.

7) Any request for exceptions will be at the solely discretion of the APICS Houston chapter

8) Due to planned or unplanned situations, APICS Houston can modify class format, location, time before class starts. APICS Houston will notify impacted students as soon as possible and will offer 100% refunds.