Demand Driven Planner class - Tucson AZ

Wednesday, January 22 2020 8:00 AM - Thursday, January 23 2020 5:00 PM [PST]

6575 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ, 85756, United States

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Wednesday, January 22 2020 8:00 AM - Thursday, January 23 2020 5:00 PM [PST]

Hilton Garden Inn, 6575 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ, 85756, United States.

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.

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.


Demand Driven Insitute

The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) is dedicated to proliferating consistent demand driven methods approaches through education, training and certification. The Demand Driven Institute has a global presence through its global network of affiliates. The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) was founded in 2011 by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith, co-authors of DDMRP (Industrial Press, 2016) and Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning, Third Revised Edition (McGraw Hill 2011). For more information about our mission and how you might get involved contact us at:

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Carol Ptak
Partner Demand Driven Institute

Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM, DDPP, DDLP, ASTP is a Co-Founder and Partner at the Demand Driven Institute. Ms. Ptak is a past president of APICS and has authored and co-authored several books on MRP, ERP, Lean, and Theory of Constraints.

About Carol Ptak

Partner Demand Driven Institute