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Demand Driven Planner(DDP) Prep Class-DDMRP Training Toronto ON -27-28 June...

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APICS Toronto Chapter

1370 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 3N7

Toronto, ON M3B 3N7


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DDP (Demand Driven Planner) 2 Day Class - Official Class from the Demand Driven Institute

Hosted by APICS Tronto -


>Class will be cancelled if min enrollment not met
>Two day class(14 contact hours) Class limited to 16
>830 am to 500 pm
>Students have the option to take the DDI DDPP certification. Extra cost for each. Contact the instructor for any questions as there has been some changes. Further info here
>Roberta McPhail will be the instructor (certified DDP trainer)

>Lunch coffee and refreshments included
>Class qualfies for 16 APICS certification maint points(note: thou not an apics class it does qualify for continuing education points)



DDMRP is a formal planning and execution method designed to correct the inadequacies and inappropriate rules of conventional Material Requirements Planning (MRP) given today’s more volatile, complex and service oriented supply and manufacturing scenarios. The method was first fully articulated in the latest edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning (McGraw-Hill, 2011) co-authored by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith. Chad Smith serves as the DDPP Program Director.

Check out this introductory Video

DDP course preparation

The official text of the DDP is Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V2 (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press 2018)

Program attendees should consider reviewing Precisely Wrong – Why Conventional Planning Fails and How to Fix It (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2017)

Program attendees should read the following white papers:

The Power of Decoupling - Unlocking the Secret to Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
Lean Finds a Friend in DDMRP

Program attendees should review the Demand Driven Institute Dictionary.

Participants preparing for the program should thoroughly review the DDMRP related items page on this site. https://www.demanddriveninstitute.com/demand-driven-planner-ddp


Course Outline

DDP Program Content

Module 1: MRP in the Modern World – the materials challenge in the 21st Century

  • Key questions for planning and flexibility
  • Dealing with Variability
  • Materials or Capacity - Where to Focus First
  • Continued Relevancy of MRP formal planning
  • The Challenge of MRP in Today’s Environment
  • MRP and Pull-Based Methods (e.g. Lean, DBR)
  • The Stagnation of MRP
  • The MRP Conflict

Module 2: Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning Introduction

  • What does “Demand Driven” mean?
  • Blending Independence and Dependence
  • Part Types in DDMRP
  • Planning and Execution
  • The Five Primary Components of Demand Driven MRP
  • DDMRP Comparison to Past Practices

Module 3: Strategic Inventory Positioning

  • The Positioning Factors
  • ASR Lead Time
  • ASR Lead Time and Matrix BOMs

Module 4: Distribution Network Positioning

  • Distribution network factors
  • Cumulative variability
  • Demand driven versus push and promote
  • Network Configurations and Options

Module 5: Buffer Profile and Level Determination

  • Inventory – Asset or Liability
  • Buffer Profiles
  • Buffer Zones
  • Calculating Buffer Levels
  • Continuous Improvement and Buffers
  • Buffer Level Summary

Module 6: Dynamic Buffers

  • Recalculated Adjustments
  • Planned Adjustments
  • Manual Adjustments

Module 7: Demand Driven Planning – Stocked Parts

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

Module 8: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

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

Module 9: DDMRP and Master Scheduling

  • DDMRP Impacts to a Master Production Schedule
  • DDMRP and Capacity Scheduling Implications
  • DDMRP and Sales and Operations Planning
  • DDMRP impacts to ERP

Module 10: DDMRP Performance Reporting and Analytics

  • DDMRP Performance Reporting
  • Analytics
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1370 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 3N7

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