Demand Driven Planner Workshop

November 08, 2018
9:00 AM PST - 6:00 PM PST

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Orange Studios
2205 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
Redmond, WA 98052

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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.

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 the 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


Presenter: Paddy Ramalyengar, Endorsed DDPP Instructor
Paddy Ramalyengar is currently a Senior Consultant at Demand Driven Technologies. From 2001 to 2013 Paddy was a Sr. Technical Associate at Constraints Management Group (CMG), a leader in the development of Demand-Driven operational principles including Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP). Paddy has been personally involved in dozens of implementations of the Demand Driven concepts across a wide array of industries including aerospace, FMCG, wood products, heavy assembly, machining and fabrication, and life sciences. Before moving to the US, he was with a multi-national corporation, Indian Aluminum Company. INDAL was Aluminum Company of Canada's subsidiary in India. He served at INDAL for 19 years in Engineering, Materials, and Operations functions.


Sponsor: Demand Driven Technologies
Demand Driven Technologies was the pioneer in Demand Driven software applications and continues its market's leadership with over a hundred installs around the world. With deep Demand Driven solutions in the DDMRP space as well as Demand Driven Scheduling and Execution tools, Demand Driven Technologies can make the Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM) a reality in your business.