Demand Driven Planner Workshop

Get ready to be trained in a revolutionary planning method designed to meet the needs of the modern day market.

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ is a 2 day program 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.

Forgeflow delivers this Program via public classes, at scheduled dates, in various part of the world throughout the year, on-site for larger companies or On-Line (Via the Spanish On-Line Program).

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DDP Course Content

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

Meet the Lecturers

Jordi Ballester, ForgeFlow CEO

Jordi Ballester is currently CEO of ForgeFlow. He is a Certified Demand Driven Planner, and co-author of the Demand Driven Institute compliant software ForgeFlow.

Previously, he was SAP consultant in supply chain for 10 years. His academic background is telecommunications engineer and bachelor in business management.

Lois Rilo, Odoo Consultant at ForgeFlow

Lois Rilo is currently consultant at ForgeFlow. He is a certified Demand Driven Planner, and co-author of the Demand Driven Institute compliant software ForgeFlow.

Lois has been involved in a number of DDMRP implementations for a manufacturing companies. His academic background is on Industrial Engineering.

Typical DDMRP Results

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a proven method across a wide array of industries. It is quickly being adopted by a wide variety of leading companies across the world.

Intuitive, pragmatic and transparent, it's nothing short of a revolution in supply chain planning.

Typical DDMRP results

Leading DDMRP Adopters

These are some of the most important companies that have already trusted on the DDMRP methodology.

Leading DDMRP adopters