Upcoming CDDP Programs
Online CDDP Program
CDDP to APICS CPIM - Complementary Programs
CDDP Course Preparation
CDDP Exam Prep
CDDP Program Content
Endorsed CDDP Instructors
Maintaining Your CDDP Certificate
About the CDDP Program

Upcoming CDDP Programs

Online

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North/Central America

Program Date
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Language
March 3-4, 2016
Orlando, Florida, USA
Carol Ptak & Keith Launchbury
English
May 3-4, 2016
Boston, Massachusettes, USA
Keith Launchbury
English
July 15-16, 2016
San Francisco, California, USA
Keith Launchbury
English
July 18-19, 2016
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Carol Ptak
English
September 19-20, 2016
Dallas, Texas, USA
Keith Launchbury
English
November 9-10, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Keith Launchbury
English

Europe

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February 22-23, 2016
Paris, France
Bernard Milian
French
February 23-24, 2016
Paris, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
February 25-26, 2016
Gent, Belgium
Marc Foret
February 26-28, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Christoph Lenhartz
English
March 16-17, 2016
Nanterre, France
Guy de Charette
French
March 17-18, 2016
Aix Les Baines, France
Denis de Boissieu
French
March 22-23, 2016
Toulouse, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
April 4-5, 2016
Toulouse, France
Christoph Lenhartz (en français)
French
April 13-14, 2016
Duesseldorf, Germany
Andrea Walbert
English
April 18-19, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
Carol Ptak
English
April 19-20, 2016
Marseille, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
April 20-21, 2016
Geneva, Switzerland
Christoph Lenhartz
April 21-22, 2016
Whittlebury Hall, UK
Simon Eagle
English
May 10-11, 2016
United Kingdom
Patrick Rogoni
English
May 24-25, 2016
Paris, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
June 16-17, 2016
Lyon, France
Denis de Boissieu
French
June 20-21, 2016
Zurich, Switzerland
Patrick Rigoni
English
June 21-22, 2016
Strasbourg, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
July 19-20, 2016
Lille, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
September 15-16, 2016
Aix En Provence, France
Denis de Boissieu
French
September 27-28, 2016
Bordeaux, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
October 20-21, 2016
Lyon, France
Denis de Boissieu
French
October 25-26, 2016
Paris, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
November 8-9, 2016
United Kingdom
Patrick Rigoni
English
November 15-16, 2016
Ireland
Carol Ptak
English
November 22-23, 2016
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French
November 23-24, 2016
Cologne, Germany
Andrea Walbert
English
December 13-14, 2016
Rennes, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
French

Middle East

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Asia

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South America

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February 16-17, 2016
Medellín, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
English
February 18-19, 2016
Barranquilla, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
English
February 18-20, 2016
Lima, Peru
David Poveda
Spanish
February 23-24, 2016
Cali, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
English
February 25-26, 2016
Bogotá, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
English
February 26-27, 2016
Quito, Ecuador
David Poveda
Spanish
April 22-23, 2016
Guayaquil, Ecuador
David Poveda
Spanish

Australia & New Zealand

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March 15-16, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Mark Davy
English
June 21-22, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Mark Davy
English
October 18-19, 2016
Sydney, Australia
Mark Davy
English

Africa

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CDDP to APICS CPIM - Complementary Programs

CPIM and CDDP certification programs are both internationally recognized industry certificates.  Both programs improve processes and skills for supply chain managers and planning practitioners. 

There is some distinction in scope, duration and emphasis of the two programs.  The two programs should be seen as complementary.

In terms of scope and duration, the CPIM is delivered in five separate modules with an exam at the end of each module.  Obtaining the CPIM typically requires a time investment of around a year and a half. 

The program is comprehensive and provides extensive coverage of a range of technical and functional skills including: Inventory Planning, Capacity Planning, Master Scheduling and S&OP.  It also covers Demand Planning and Forecasting, Performance Management and Quality Control. 

Because of its comprehensive nature, and long standing international recognition, the CPIM  is a good benchmark for supply chain managers/practitioners wishing to ensure they have mastered the full range of operational competencies, for those wanting to fill an operational knowledge gap, or for practitioners wanting to demonstrate competencies against a global standard. More than 100,000 professionals since 1973 have earned the APICS CPIM designation

The CDDP was developed more recently (2011) by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith of the Demand Driven Institute for the purposes of teaching and clarifying the demand driven planning methodologies that are expounded in the third edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements  Planning .

Specifically, the certification provides extensive learning around demand driven material requirements planning and inventory management, with some less extensive coverage of Capacity Planning, Master Scheduling and S&OP.

Given the narrower content and focus of the CDDP program, it is substantially shorter in duration than the CPIM.  A two day instruction program, together with reading and self-study study will prepare students to sit the single online examination. Preparation time is obviously dependent on hours committed and experience levels of students.

Although a fairly new entrant to the certification market, the CDDP program has the support of the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) and is internationally accredited by the IISB. Its growing recognition (listed amongst just 10 planning certificates assessed by Gartner in their Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning Certification Programs - December 2014) attests to the value of the demand-driven methodology taught in the program. 

The CDDP is an ideal certificate for supply chain managers/practitioners wanting to revisit material and inventory planning methodologies to better address market requirements and improve execution response.

The CDDP is complementary to the CPIM as it is less about how conventional MRP works today and more about how it needs to work given the current global circumstances. The CDDP is an excellent follow-on for students having completed the CPIM, although he CPIM is not a pre-requisite for the CDDP.

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CDDP Course Preparation

Program attendees should review Chapters 1-4 and 22-29 and Appendices B & C of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E (Ptak and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2011).

Program attendees should also review Chapters 1-4, 11 and Appendix A of Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics (Smith and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2013)

Program attendees should review the following white papers available at the DDI On Demand site:
The Power of Decoupling - Unlocking the Secret to Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
Lean Finds a Friend in DDMRP
Standing On the Shoulders Of A Giant
New Rules for the 21st Century Supply Chain
Replenishment Buffers vs. Safety Stock
The State of Demand Driven MRP
The Average Question
DDMRP Buffer Explanation and Simulation
Demand Driven MRP and Master Production Scheduling

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Program attendees should also review the following terms and translations:

DDMRP Terms and Translations (English)
DDMRP Terms and Translations (Français)
DDMRP Terms and Translations (Italiano)
DDMRP Terms and Translations (Español (España))
DDMRP Terms and Translations (Español (Latin America))
Dictionary of Terms (Español)
Dictionary of Terms (Türk)
Dictionary of Terms (한국어 Korean)

Participants preparing for the course should watch the video "What is DDMRP?" In this short animated video the basic principles of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is described.

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CDDP Program Content
Module 1: MRP in the Modern World – the materials challenge in the 21st Century

  • Key questions for planning and flexibility
  • Dealing with Variability
  • Materials or Capacity - Where to Focus First
  • Continued Relevancy of MRP formal planning
  • The Challenge of MRP in Today’s Environment
  • MRP and Pull-Based Methods (e.g. Lean, DBR)
  • The Stagnation of MRP
  • The MRP Conflict

Module 2: Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning Introduction

  • What does “Demand Driven” mean?
  • Blending Independence and Dependence
  • Part Types in DDMRP
  • Planning and Execution
  • The Five Primary Components of Demand Driven MRP
  • DDMRP Comparison to Past Practices

Module 3: Strategic Inventory Positioning

  • The Positioning Factors
  • ASR Lead Time
  • ASR Lead Time and Matrix BOMs

Module 4: Distribution Network Positioning

  • Distribution network factors
  • Cumulative variability
  • Demand driven versus push and promote
  • Network Configurations and Options

Module 5: Buffer Profile and Level Determination

  • Inventory – Asset or Liability
  • Buffer Profiles
  • Buffer Zones
  • Calculating Buffer Levels
  • Continuous Improvement and Buffers
  • Buffer Level Summary

Module 6: Dynamic Buffers

  • Recalculated Adjustments
  • Planned Adjustments
  • Manual Adjustments

Module 7: Demand Driven Planning – Stocked Parts

  • Part Planning Designations
  • The DDMRP Planning Process
  • Supply Order Generation for Stocked Items
  • DDDRP Supply Order Generation Considerations
  • Supply Generation for Non-Stocked Items
  • Decoupled Explosion

Module 8: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

  • Challenging Priority by Due Date
  • Buffer Status Alerts
  • Synchronization Alerts
  • Execution Collaboration

Module 9: DDMRP and Master Scheduling

  • DDMRP Impacts to a Master Production Schedule
  • DDMRP and Capacity Scheduling Implications
  • DDMRP and Sales and Operations Planning
  • DDMRP impacts to ERP

Module 10: DDMRP Performance Reporting and Analytics

  • DDMRP Performance Reporting
  • Analytics

DDMRP Solution Summary

Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) is a trademark of the International Supply Chain Education Alliance

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Maintaining Your CDDP Certificate

Your credentials with the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) make you an industry expert. Therefore, the ISCEA requires that all its certification holders participate in continuing education to keep up with the ever changing global supply chain body of knowledge and practice.  The Certified Demand Driven Planner Program requires 25 PDU (Professional Development Units) every three years.

Application and Renewal fees:
US$50 for CDDP

The Renewal process:
1. Complete the ISCEA Certification Renewal Application
Then mail, fax, or scan and email the Renewal Application to ISCEA Global Desk (info@iscea.net. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it)
2. Pay the renewal fees
Pay the fees on-line or mail a check to ISCEA WHQ with your application.

By Mail:
ISCEA WHQ
Attn: ISCEA Certifications Renewals
2000 Auburn Drive, Suite 200
Beachwood, OH 44122 USA 

Via Fax: 440-708-2641 (Only if you have paid the fees on-line)

Via Email:   info@iscea.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Only if you have paid the fees on-line)

Here are some of the activities that qualify for ISCEA PDU:
• Workshops conducted by ISCEA (1 Hour = 1PDU)
• Workshops conducted by ISCEA Authorized Knowledge Provider (1 Hour = 1PDU)
• Upgrade to a higher level ISCEA Certification (25 PDU per)
• University Courses at an Accredited University (1 Hour = 1PDU)
• ISCEA Sponsored Conferences and Expos (1 Hour = 1PDU)
• Board/Committee Position at ISCEA or other Professional Organizations (10 PDU per year)
• Publishing Articles or White Papers in Supply Chain related publications (10 PDU per)
• Industry Awards (10 PDU per)
If you are not sure, please email the program or event details to info@iscea.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out if it qualifies for ISCEA PDU.

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About the CDDP Program

The Certified Demand Driven Planner Program was created by a global partnership between the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) and the Demand Driven Institute (DDI). Internationally accredited by the IISB, the purpose of the CDDP Program is to educate operations and supply chain personnel on the methods and applications of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP).

DDMRP is a formal planning and execution method designed to correct the inadequacies and inappropriate rules of conventional Material Requirements Planning (MRP) given today’s more volatile, complex and service oriented supply and manufacturing scenarios.  The method was first fully articulated in the latest edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning (McGraw-Hill, 2011) co-authored by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith.  Chad Smith serves as the CDDP Program Director.


The CDDP Program is comprised of 10 modules delivered in 16 CONTACT hours over a 2 day time range.  Testing is then completed through the ISCEA's iProctor system after course completion and through scheduled testing sessions. Upon successful completion of the exam participants receive a CDDP certificate and may place "CDDP" in their professional title.

CDDP PRESS RELEASE

Gartner has included the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program in its Market Guide for Supply Chain Certification Programs. It is one of ten programs in the guide.
Gartner clients can access the report here.

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