In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies must be able to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and customer demands. The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) approach provides a framework for organizations to become more agile and responsive to these changes. By leveraging technology, data, and analytics, companies can gain a deeper understanding of their customers and markets and make more informed decisions.
Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional (AEFP)™ is a professional certification provided by the Demand Driven Institute, a global leader in Demand Driven education, training, certification, and compliance.
AEFP showcases an individual’s comprehension of the conceptual distinctions between traditional supply chain methodologies such as MPS, MRP, and DRP and the newer flow-based strategies, including the DDAE Model.
The Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional program is created to equip individuals from all backgrounds with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to transform their organization into a truly adaptive entity. An adaptive organization can swiftly and efficiently adapt its internal structure and processes to meet its external environment’s changing demands and conditions in the short and long term.
Adapting is essential for an organization’s survival and ongoing success in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business landscape. The AEF Program is the official preparatory course for the Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional (AEFP)™ certification test.
This course, facilitated by top-notch supply chain and organizational development professionals endorsed by the Demand Driven Institute, is beneficial for individuals at all levels within a company, from entry-level planners to CEOs, as well as members of S&OP teams, operations and supply chain, human resources, marketing, sales, and finance. Both inexperienced and experienced professionals will gain valuable hard and soft skills to transform a traditionally-managed company into a dynamic, demand-driven adaptive enterprise.
The program is delivered through an innovative educational approach that promotes using a common language across all departments and levels of responsibility, including shareholders.
Additionally, the course includes an online learning system designed to reinforce the common language and prepare participants for the Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional™ exam. The online system allows participants to complete the coursework at their own pace.
The AEFP™ program offers several unique features that make for an outstanding learning experience. These include:
Patrick Rigoni is an ideal instructor for individuals looking to become AEFPs. He has over 15 years of experience in the supply chain industry and has worked in line and strategic advisory roles. He profoundly understands the DDAE methodology and has helped many organizations transform their supply chains using the DDMRP approach.
As a founding partner of SmartChain International LLP, Patrick co-developed the agile and Demand Driven methodology and concepts, oversaw many holistic supply chain transformations, and developed robust Demand Driven simulation tools and customized assessment tools. He also has experience in computer simulation modeling and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Assessor.
In addition to his experience and expertise, Patrick is an accredited DDP and DDL master instructor by the Demand Driven Institute. He is well-equipped to guide individuals to pass the AEFP exam and become an Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional.
To become an AEFP, individuals must pass the AEFP exam. Patrick Rigoni can help you to become AEFP as he is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the field of the supply chain. He deeply understands the practical application of DDAE principles and is well-versed in the latest industry trends and best practices.
Before taking the exam, please be aware of the following requirements:
The AEFP test is a remotely proctored exam that utilizes a “record and review” system. Your exam session will be recorded, including sound, and will be reviewed by a proctor before official results can be released. Please follow the rules below during the exam. Failure to comply may result in a review flag by a proctor, escalation to DDI, and potential disqualification:
You can prepare for the Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional (AEFP)™ exam through two methods:
The AEFP™ exam is a multiple-choice test consisting of 60 questions, each with four options. The candidate has three hours to complete the exam.
The exam content is divided into four main categories that align with the content of the Adaptive Enterprise Foundations (AEF)™ program.
The categories are:
Upon completing the program, you will receive an email with instructions on obtaining your electronic badge and certificate.
An independent entity, BadgeCert, manages the electronic badges. The AEFP certificate is issued by the Demand Driven Institute and can be accessed through a link with your badge, which you can print.
The badge and certificate are valid for three years. To maintain the endorsement, AEFP™ certificate holders must earn 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU) every five years.
Each CEU is equivalent to 1 hour of “qualified content.” such as attendance at various DDI-produced webinars, watching available videos on the DDI website, watching available videos through DDI’s on-demand system, and attendance at a Demand Driven World™ Conference.
The Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional (AEFP)™ program is a valuable opportunity for individuals and organizations looking to improve their ability to adapt to changing market conditions and customer demands. It equips individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to implement the DDAE approach within their organization. Upon completing the program, individuals will understand the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain and flow-based approaches.
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.