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Demand Driven Planner Workshop

Get ready to receive advice on a revolutionary planning method designed to meet the needs of the modern market.

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ is a 2-day program designed for demand planning professionals, 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 educational modules.

The DDP Program is the preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification test.

ForgeFlow delivers this Program via public classes, on scheduled dates and in various locations around the world, throughout the year, and online (Via the Spanish Online Program).


DDP Course Content

  • The MRP Revolution

  • Evidence of a Problem

  • The New Normal

  • Plossl’s First Law

  • Demonstrate Flow’s importance in industry

  • Plossl’s Law Caveat

  • The Bullwhip Effect

  • “MRP versus Lean” Conflict

  • What “Demand Driven” really means

  • Demand Driven Operating Model

  • Demand Driven MRP

  • Six Positioning Factor

  • Decoupled Lead time

  • Matrix Bill of Material

  • Unique Distribution Positioning Factors

  • Compare and contrast demand driven to push and promote

  • Positioning across a supply chain

  • Inventory – Asset or Liability

  • Buffer Profiles

  • Buffer Zones

  • Calculating Buffer Levels

  • Recalculated Adjustments

  • Planned Adjustments

  • Manual Adjustments

  • Factors for Planning Adjustment Factors

- 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

  • Challenging Priority by Due Date

  • Buffer Status Alerts

  • Synchronization Alerts

  • Execution Collaboration

  • 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

  • DDS&OP

  • Analytics for Master Settings changes and model improvement

  • DDS&OP protection for critical strategic impacts

  • Program Summary

  • Expected Benefits of DDMRP

  • Get Started with DDMRP

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.


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.

Lois Rilo 

Odoo Consultant at ForgeFlow

Lois Rilo is a consultant at ForgeFlow. He is a certifier on Demand Driven Planner and co-author of ForgeFlow software that meets the certification of the Demand Driven Institute. Lois has been involved in several DDMRP implementations for manufacturing companies.

Leading DDMRP Adopters

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


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