Demand Driven MRP

The official site of
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning
(Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2016)

Additional Resources Page

Additional Websites
Educational Offerings

Implementation Resources
Online Demand Driven Community
Social Media

Demand Driven Books

 

Additional Websites

 

www.demanddriveninstitute.com
The Demand Driven Institute – the home site of the Demand Driven Institute and its global affiliate network.  Learn about the latest developments and offerings in the Demand Driven method here.

 

www.demanddrivenworld.com
Demand Driven World – a website by the Demand Driven Institute established as a repository of white papers and videos and downloads from conferences and online events.

 

www.demanddrivenmrp.com
The official website of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2016).  Meet the authors and get full color graphics downloads from the book.

 

www.demanddrivenperformance.com
The official site of the book Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics by Debra Smith and Chad Smith (McGraw-Hill, 2013).

 

www.themissinglinks.info

Supply Chain Management International Collective Intelligence

 

www.orlickysmrp.com

The official site of the third edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

 

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Educational Offerings


We offer a variety of educational offerings on Demand Driven methods, two of which are internationally accredited certificate programs.  In-house programs are available throughout the world in several languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Turkish and Korean.  To inquire about an in-house program contact: info@demanddriveninstitute.com

 

 

Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program

 

The Certified Demand Driven Planner Program was created by a global partnership between the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) and the Demand Driven Institute (DDI). Internationally accredited by the IISB, the purpose of the CDDP Program is to educate operations and supply chain personnel on the methods and applications of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP). The program is delivered throughout the world and online.

 

Certified Demand Driven Leader (CDDL) Program

 

The Certified Demand Driven Leader (CDDL) Program equips senior and mid-level operations and supply chain managers with the ability to design, implement and sustain a Demand Driven supply chain. The program spans Planning, Operations, Distribution and Finance.  The program is delivered throughout the world and online.

 

 

The Precisely Wrong Workshop
What if there was one fatal flaw in MRP that makes it completely incapable of conveying relevant information?  What if correcting this one fatal flaw allowed the promise of MRP to be attained?  This immersive one day workshop will reveal this fatal flaw and trace its impact to everyday situations encountered by planners and buyers.  Additionally, an elegant solution to overcome this flaw will be discovered.  Participants in this workshop will walk away with a new depth of understanding about conventional planning systems and a list of things they can begin to implement the very next day.

 

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Implementation Resources

 

Demand Driven Institute Affiliates and Certified Software Providers can support your implementation with the official DDI DDMRP Implementation Support Pack. This is a very full one day workshop that is designed to give teams a broad understanding of what DDMRP is and what it takes to properly support it.  Below are the objectives of the Implementation Support Pack.

  1. Provide a common understanding of the critical success factors in today’s more complex supply chains
  2. Provide a common understanding why conventional planning systems are failing in today’s more complex supply chains
  3. Provide a common understanding of the five components of Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP)
  4. Provide a common understanding of how to drive improvements through a DDMRP system

 

The support pack is intended to prepare a team to support a DDMRP implementation.  It is NOT intended to create a team of experts in DDMRP.  It is recommended that specific team members responsible for the day to day operations of the DDMRP system take the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) program while others may consider taking the Certified Demand Driven Leader (CDDL) program.

 

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Online Demand Driven Community

There is a vibrant Demand Driven community on LinkedIn.

 

The official DDMRP LinkedIn Group

Join the thousands of people that are talking and sharing about DDMRP!  This group has subgroups in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean and Turkish.
Demand Driven S&OP LinkedIn Group

This group is about the strategic side of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise framework

 

Demand Driven Performance LinkedIn Group
This group is centered on Finance and Metrics implications in the Demand Driven methods.
Certified Demand Driven Planner LinkedIn Group
This group is for individuals that have achieved the CDDP certificate

 

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Social Media


Be up to date in the latest developments in the Demand Driven movement.

 

Follow the Demand Driven Institute on LinkedIn

 

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DDMRP Facebook page

 

Follow Chad Smith and Carol Ptak on Twitter:
@demanddrivenmrp
@itsallaboutflow

 

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Demand Driven Books

 

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2016)

 

In the 1950s, a planning method was conceived called Material Requirements Planning (or MRP). MRP changed the world of manufacturing forever. But times have changed customer tolerance times are much shorter, product variety and complexity has increased, and supply chains have spread around the world. MRP is dramatically failing in this New Normal.   Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a practical, proven, and emerging method for supply chain planning and execution that effectively brings the 1950s concept into the modern era. The foundation of DDMRP is based upon the connection between the creation, protection, and acceleration of the flow of relevant materials and information to drive returns on asset performance.

 

Using an innovative multi-echelon Position, Protect, and Pull methodology, DDMRP helps plan and manage inventories and materials in today s more complex supply scenarios, with attention being paid to ownership, the market, engineering, sales, and the supply base. This method enables a company to decouple forecast error from supply order generation and build in line to actual market requirements, and promotes better and quicker decisions and actions at the planning and execution level. DDMRP is already in use by MAJOR Global 1000 companies. Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is THE definitive work on DDMRP, and will be required as courseware for all those taking the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program.

 

The Missing Links – A Demand Driven Supply Chain Detective Novel (Mondon, Industrial Press, 2016)

 

This utterly unique how-to supply chain management work is written as mystery to help engage readers. It fills the need for an accessible work on supply chain management skills that helps strengthen, improve, and adapt the management of industries to meet the swiftly changing needs of a global market.

 

The Missing Links follows a small furniture company whose owner has died under suspicious circumstances, leaving his musician daughter in charge. The business newcomer encounters a multitude of problems–high work-in-progress inventory, unsafe working conditions, conflicts between two in-house factions, longstanding customers beginning to withdraw their business, and increased competition. Can the factory ever be profitable again?

 

The work follows the journey of the company to utilize industry standards, including total quality, lean, total productive maintenance, flow management, as well as the newest demand driven methodologies that are changing modern supply chain management. “Clues” dispersed throughout the manuscript point readers in the direction of an affiliated website where they will find 33 appendices of charts, forms, and additional improvement information that can be customized, regardless of size of the company, or industry.

 

Demand Driven Performance Using Smart Metrics (Smith and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2013)

 

What if the objective of minimizing unit product cost that is hard coded into all reporting and measurement systems is simply "bad math" that drives decisions and actions that destroy ROI?

 

In today's volatile, globally competitive environment, new decision-making tools are required to monitor, measure, and improve total organizational performance. Adherence to "old" operational rules, tools, and behaviors is killing competitiveness in most enterprises. A fundamental shift is required. Cowritten by internationally recognized experts in the field, Demand Driven Performance explains why current measurement forms must be replaced. The authors present a demand driven blueprint and the smart metrics to maximize flow and ROI.  This book is the official text book of the Certified Demand Driven Leader (CDDL) Program.

 

Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E (Ptak and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2011)

 

The book that started it all.  The third edition of Orlicky's Materials Requirements Planning is the ultimate planning and execution resource. The book explains the history of MRP, what it is today and what it must become to help enable the agile supply chains that today's complex and demanding world requires. The authoring team of Carol Ptak and Chad Smith have taken their wealth of collective experiences and provided the blueprint for the transformation of integrated planning and execution called Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP).

 

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Become a Certified Demand Driven Planner

Internationally accredited by the IISB, the purpose of the CDDP Program is to educate operations and supply chain personnel on the methods and applications of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP).