Effective supply chain management is vital for any business’s success, and utilizing the right tools and techniques can make a significant impact. One of the most innovative methods in this field is the Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning (DDMRP) which enables companies to oversee their inventory and materials efficiently, ensuring an adequate amount of stock at the appropriate time, resulting in cost reduction and improved performance.
In 2023, Patrick Rigoni, a renowned expert in DDMRP, is conducting Demand Driven Planner classes in partnership with www.advanceschool.ch to assist professionals and organizations in implementing the DDMRP method in their operations. The formation will provide an in-depth understanding of the principles, tools and best practices of DDMRP and impart the necessary skills to enhance supply chain management.
What is DDMRP?
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a systematic method of managing the supply chain that ensures the smooth flow of information by strategically placing inventory management points to improve overall chain performance and optimize production planning.
It combines aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) while incorporating elements of Lean and the Theory of Constraints, focusing on reducing Six Sigma variability. DDMRP is an innovative approach integrated into a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM) to generate and manage supply orders.
DDMRP is built on five fundamental concepts:
- Strategic Inventory Positioning: Strategic Inventory Positioning will determine the location of the decoupling points.
- Buffer Profiles and Levels: The extent of protection at specific decoupling points will be determined by buffer profiles and levels.
- Dynamic Adjustments: It specifies how that degree of protection bends up or down in response to operating conditions, market movements, and/or planned or anticipated future occurrences.
- Planning Based on Demand: Demand Driven Planning refers to generating supply orders (buy orders, manufacturing orders, and stock transfer orders).
- Execution that is visible and collaborative: The mechanism through which a DDMRP system manages open supply orders is known as Visible and Collaborative Execution.
Meet your Instructor Patrick Rigoni
Patrick Rigoni is a respected figure in Demand Driven methodology and the founder of our organization. With over 15 years of experience in the supply chain industry, he has held operational and strategic roles.
He began his career in hands-on roles at J&J’s manufacturing plants. He became certified in Six Sigma, Lean methodology, computer simulation modeling, and as a Demand Driven Institute accredited instructor for Demand Driven Planner (DDP) and Demand Driven Learner (DDL). He recently got certified as a Demand Driven Operations Professional (DDOP) master.
In 2013, he co-founded SmartChain International LLP, a supply chain consultancy that helps clients improve their supply chains. As a founding partner, he played a vital role in making SmartChain the leading firm in supply chain management. He was instrumental in developing agile and Demand Driven concepts, oversaw many comprehensive supply chain transformations, and developed advanced Demand Driven simulation and customized assessment tools.
Learn the Demand Driven Planner Program with Patrick Rigoni
The Demand Driven Planner (DDP) program is developed for planning, purchasing, and supply chain management professionals who are responsible for implementing and maintaining a Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning (DDMRP) system. Created by experts in DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the DDP program includes 13 in-depth modules of DDMRP education.
The program is the official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate from the Demand Driven Institute.
Patrick Rigoni, in partnership with Advance Operations Management School, will conduct online sessions on March 14, 15, 28 & 29, 2023, May 23, 24, and June 6 & 7, 2023.
Don’t forget to register for this course.
In addition to his expertise in Demand Driven methodology, Patrick Rigoni also offers a variety of courses to help individuals and organizations improve their understanding and management of supply chains. These courses cover various topics related to supply chain and management, including the fundamentals of supply chains, advanced management techniques and other specialized subjects.
Why should you take the DDP course with Patrick Rigoni?
There are several reasons why you should consider taking a DDP (Demand Driven Planner) course with Patrick Rigoni:
- Expertise: Patrick Rigoni is a leading expert in DDP and DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning) with over 15 years of experience in the supply chain industry. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he can share with course participants.
- Official Certification: The DDP course is the preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam. This means that you will be well-prepared to pass the exam and earn an official certification by taking the course.
- Comprehensive Course: The course is comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics related to DDP and DDMRP, including the fundamental principles, tools, and best practices.
- Hands-on Experience: Patrick Rigoni has hands-on experience implementing DDP and DDMRP in various organizations. He can provide real-world examples and practical insights that will benefit course participants.
- Powerful simulation tools: He also developed powerful DDMRP simulation tools like the DDBrix game that will help you to make the best use of the methodology and fine-tune the implementation. If the DDBrix game does not align with your business needs, another alternative for learning to optimize and stabilize supply chain management is through the Demand Driven Beer Game simulation.
- Accreditation from Demand Driven Institute: He is also a Demand Driven Institute accredited DDP and DDL master instructor, which means that you can be sure that the course meets the highest standards of quality and accuracy.
How to prepare for the DDP course?
To prepare for the DDP (Demand Driven Planner) course, it is recommended that participants review the following materials:
- The official textbook of the DDP is “Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V3” by Ptak and Smith, published by Industrial Press in 2019.
- “Precisely Wrong – Why Conventional Planning Fails and How to Fix It” by Ptak and Smith, published by Industrial Press in 2017.
- The DDMRP – All in One Page on the Demand Driven Institute’s website.
- The Demand Driven Institute Dictionary can be found on their website.
These resources will provide a good foundation for the course and help participants understand the concepts, tools, and best practices associated with DDP and DDMRP.
What is the course content for DDP?
The Demand Driven Planner (DDP) course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of DDP and Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning (DDMRP) methodologies. The course is divided into 13 modules, each covering a different aspect of DDP and DDMRP.
- Module 1: Planning in the Modern World – This module covers the MRP revolution, the evidence of a problem in traditional planning methods, and the new normal of the VUCA world.
- Module 2: The Importance of Flow – This module covers Plossl’s First Law, the importance of flow in the industry, and the bullwhip effect.
- Module 3: Unlocking a Solution – Decoupling – This module covers decoupling and its importance in DDP and DDMRP.
- Module 4: Becoming Demand Driven – This module covers the conflict between MRP and Lean, what it means to be demand-driven, the Demand Driven Operating Model, and an introduction to Demand Driven MRP.
- Module 5: Strategic Inventory Positioning – This module covers six positioning factors, decoupled lead time, and matrix Bill of Material analyses.
- Module 6: Distribution Network Positioning – This module covers unique distribution positioning factors, the difference between demand-driven and push-promote methods, and positioning across a supply chain.
- Module 7: Buffer Profiles and Levels – This module covers the importance of buffers, buffer profiles, buffer zones, and calculating buffer levels.
- Module 8: Dynamic Buffer Adjustments – This module covers recalculated, planned, and manual adjustments and factors for planning adjustment factors.
- Module 9: Demand Driven Planning – This module covers part planning designations, the DDMRP planning process, supply order generation for stocked and non-stocked items, and DDMRP simulation.
- Module 10: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution – This module covers challenging priority by the due date, buffer status alerts, synchronization alerts and execution collaboration.
- Module 11: DDMRP and the Operational Environment – This module covers DDMRP strategic buffer criteria, the difference between DDMRP, safety stock, and order point, DDMRP and scheduling, and DDMRP and WIP priority management.
- Module 12: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning – This module covers Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (DDS&OP), DDMRP analytics, master settings changes and model improvement, and DDS&OP strategic protection.
- Module 13: Program Summary – This module covers a summary of the program, the expected benefits of DDMRP and how to get started with DDMRP.
The DDP course provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, tools, and best practices associated with DDP and DDMRP and provides attendees with the skills they need to improve their supply chain management.
By taking the course with Patrick Rigoni, participants will be well-prepared to pass the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam and receive a certificate of completion from the Demand Driven Institute.
Interested in knowing how Patrick Rigoni can step up the game of your supply chain? Contact us today and get a free consultation.
Patrick Rigoni also offers in-depth DDMRP courses; if you are interested to know more about DDMRP for the supply chain for your company, here is the link to the NEW DDMRP Page.