High Impact Coaching & Strategies

Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™

Demand Driven Supply Chain Education

for the 21st Century

Make Demand Driven Education the Cornerstone

of Your Supply Chain Transformation

DDP education is a fundamental part of your DDMRP implementation providing your team with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate a Demand Driven Supply Chain in the 21st Century.

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2-Day Training Program

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP implementation.  Designed by the leading authorities on DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner is a 2-day program comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education.

On conclusion of this training program, each participant will receive a certificate of completion from the Demand Driven Institute. The DDP Program is the official preparatory course for Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ endorsement.

Achieving Professional Certification

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 an environment and evaluate an environment using the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology.

Once an individual has completed the 2-day Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ training workshop, the DDPP™ endorsement is awarded following the successful completion of a 3-hr examination.

Public Training Workshop

Attend one of our Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ public training workshops and join supply chain professionals from a variety of companies and industries.

Private In-House Workshops

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ can also be delivered as an in-house event anywhere in the world on a schedule to suit your business requirements.

Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Curriculum

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


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

Demand Driven Institute - Global Affiliate

As a Global Affiliate to the Demand Driven Institute, High Impact Coaching & Strategies abides to maintain strict standards in the delivery of education, training and implementation of Demand Driven MRP, the Demand Driven Operation Model and the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model.

High Impact Coaching & Strategies has decades of experience promoting Demand Driven strategies across our customers’ factories and global supply chains. As the leading provider of Demand Flow Technology (DFT) consulting and education, combined with our supply chain education, consulting and software services we provide our customers with the capabilities to create flow, compress lead times and reduce inventory generating sustainable bottom-line benefits.

We provide our customers with cutting-edge Demand Driven solutions focused on enabling flow through the entire supply chain. Our world-class service and thought leadership mixed with a blend of real-world experience and practical training techniques will help you achieve your financial objectives.

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