The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program by Patrick Rigoni is a highly sought-after training course designed for planning, purchasing, and supply chain personnel. This program aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to implement and maintain a Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) implementation.
Led by Patrick Rigoni, a renowned thought leader in Demand Driven methodology, this program offers comprehensive training and certification opportunities for professionals in the supply chain industry. If you’re interested in attending the DDP Class in June 2023, this article will guide you through the registration process.
Demand Driven methodology is a strategy designed to address the uncertainties and complexities of changing Demand in supply chains. Traditional supply chains are vulnerable to disruptions caused by sudden changes in Demand, leading to inventory shortages, stock-outs, and service delays.
A Demand Driven supply chain employs coordinated technologies and processes that sense and react to real-time demand signals. By introducing buffers across the supply chain, the system eliminates the bullwhip effect and strengthens its functionality. These buffers ensure that individual elements of the supply chain are protected during disruptions.
The DDP Program caters to individuals engaged in planning, purchasing, and supply chain execution. It consists of 13 modules and serves as the official preparatory course for the DDPP certification exam.
This program offers participants an extensive comprehension of Demand Driven principles, enabling them to assess and appraise their surroundings using the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning approach.
The Demand Driven Institute awards the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) certification to individuals applying Demand Driven concepts and effectively utilizing Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning methodology.
To achieve this certification, individuals must complete a rigorous test that evaluates their knowledge and understanding of Demand Driven principles.
Patrick Rigoni is the founder of SmartChain International LLP and a thought leader in Demand Driven methodology. With over 15 years of experience in the supply chain industry, Patrick has worked in various line roles and strategic advisory positions.
He started his career in J&J’s manufacturing plants, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Patrick has obtained multiple certifications throughout his career, including Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Assessor, and expert in computer simulation modeling. He is also an accredited instructor for the Demand Driven Institute, holding certifications as a Demand Driven Planner (DDP) and Demand Driven Leader (DDL) master instructor.
Patrick Rigoni is conducting a Demand Driven Planner (DDP) Program in Zurich this June. To enroll in the Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program in Zurich on June 22 and 23, facilitated by Patrick Rigoni, follow these steps:
The Demand Driven Planner (DDP) Program offered by Patrick Rigoni is a two-day course that covers 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education.
The program offers participants a thorough comprehension of DDMRP and serves as the authorized preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) certification examination. Upon completing the program, participants will have the tools and knowledge to prepare, register, and pass the DDPP certification test.
The DDP Program includes the following:
Patrick Rigoni’s DDP classes comprise 13 modules to provide individuals with a comprehensive and engaging understanding of Demand Driven Planning. Throughout the course, Patrick employs various teaching methods to ensure that participants grasp the material and can apply it to real-world scenarios.
These modules equip students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their company’s supply chain management.
Here’s an overview of how Patrick approaches each module:
Patrick explores the inadequacy of traditional planning in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. He addresses the challenges of modern planning and offers solutions for adapting to the new environment.
This module emphasizes the concept of Flow and Plossl’s law, which states that the speed of material and information flow directly correlates with benefits. Patrick explains the significance of Flow in company ROI and introduces the concept of “Relevance.” He also discusses how the Bullwhip Effect distorts relevant information and materials.
Patrick analyzes the causes of the bullwhip effect and inventory misalignment. He highlights the key solution element: decoupling. Participants understand how decoupling works and its benefits for the supply chain.
Patrick delves into the concept of being Demand Driven and introduces the Demand Driven Operating Model. He provides an overview of DDMRP and its five components.
This module provides an in-depth exploration of the first component of DDMRP: strategic inventory positioning. Patrick discusses the six factors to consider when selecting the positioning of decoupling stock buffers. He also introduces the concept of Decoupled Lead Time and the analysis of a Bill of Material to identify optimal leverage points.
Patrick focuses on the distribution network in this module, continuing the discussion on buffer positioning. He explains how buffer positioning is critical for effective inventory management and ensuring appropriate stock levels.
Patrick elucidates the functions of different buffer zones (red, yellow, and green) and the parameters used to calculate their sizes. He provides the formula for these calculations.
This module covers the adaptation of buffers to accommodate the constant changes in demand and supply events. Patrick introduces the third component of DDMRP: dynamic buffer adjustment.
Patrick introduces the core equation of DDMRP, known as the Net Flow Equation, in this module. He explains how the equation triggers replenishment orders and how dependent Demand is propagated through the Bill of Material in DDMRP (Decoupled Explosion). Participants also explore the technique of Prioritized Share.
In this module, Patrick teaches students how to manage priorities in DDMRP. He explains the clear priority associated with every open order and how to utilize current and projected buffer status alerts, synchronization alerts, and lead time alerts.
Patrick discusses the impact of DDMRP on scheduling and WIP (Work in Progress) priority management. He offers insights into applying DDMRP to different operational environments.
This module introduces DDMRP-specific metrics that enable companies to assess the model’s performance and adapt it and its parameters for improved results. Patrick also discusses projecting model performance into the future.
In the program’s culmination, Patrick summarizes the measurable benefits of DDMRP and provides a roadmap for initiating DDMRP implementation. He also discusses the preparation process, registration procedure, and strategies for successfully passing the DDPP certification exam.
To ensure a smooth registration process, it’s essential to understand the terms and conditions associated with the DDP Class. Here are some key points:
The Patrick Rigoni DDP Class this June 2023 offers a unique opportunity for supply chain professionals to gain in-depth knowledge of Demand Driven methodology and earn relevant certifications.
By attending this program, participants will be equipped with the tools and skills necessary to implement and maintain a Demand Driven Operating Model within their organizations.
Registering for the DDP Class is simple and can be done through the provided registration link. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your supply chain expertise and drive operational excellence with Demand Driven methodology.
Sign up today and join the DDP Classes of Patrick Rigoni in June 2023.