Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP)™ Program


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Upcoming CDDP Programs
Online CDDP Program
About the CDDP Program
CDDP to APICS CPIM - Complementary Programs
CDDP Course Preparation
CDDP Exam Prep
Maintaining Your CDDP Certificate
Endorsed CDDP Instructors
CDDP Program Content
CDDP Terms Translations (English, Français, Español, Italiano, Türk, 한국어-Korean)

Upcoming CDDP Programs


Program Date
Program Location
Registration Method
January 5-28, 2016
Carol Ptak and Chad Smith

North/Central America

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Program Date
Program Location
Registration Method
November 24-26, 2015
Milan, Italy
Ivano Persico (in italiano)
December 7-8, 2015
Munich, Germany
Andrea Walbert
December 14-15, 2015
Bordeaux, France
Damien Brochard
December 10-11, 2015
Toulouse, France
Carol Ptak
January 26-27, 2016
Nantes, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
February 23-24, 2016
Paris, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
March 17-18, 2016

Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Simon Eagle
March 22-23, 2016
Toulouse, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
April 18-19, 2016
Dublin, Ireland
Carol Ptak
April 19-20, 2016
Marseille, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
May 24-25, 2016
Paris, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
June 21-22, 2016
Strasbourg, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
July 19-20, 2016
Lille, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
September 27-28, 2016
Bordeaux, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
October 25-26, 2016
Paris, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
November 22-23, 2016
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian
December 13-14, 2016
Rennes, France
Damien Brochard & Bernard Milian

Middle East

Program Date
Program Location
Registration Method
November 24-25, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
Orhan Kartal


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South America

Program Date
Program Location
Registration Method
February 16-17, 2016
Medellín, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
February 18-19, 2016
Barranquilla, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
February 23-24, 2016
Cali, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro
February 25-26, 2016
Bogotá, Colombia
Carol Ptak & Alfonso Navarro

Australia & New Zealand

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Train the Trainer Sessions

Program Date
Program Location
Registration Method
December 12, 2015
Nanterre, France

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Online CDDP Program Description

Now you can take the internationally accredited Certified Demand Driven Planner Program from anywhere in the world and in three different languages! We offer English, French and Spanish (LATAM) versions of the online program. There will typically be two to three online programs in each language per year.

The English version of program is personally taught live by Chad Smith and Carol Ptak, co-authors of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E.

The program will be delivered online via GoTo Meeting. Upon registering the participant will receive a GoTo Meeting link and calendar invite for all sessions. Course material will be mailed to the registrant 1 week prior to the beginning of the course.

Course Schedule
The program is broken into 8 sessions over 8 contiguous weeks. Each session will be delivered once on Wednesday of each week at 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. ALL TIMES ARE IN PACIFIC TIME (Los Angeles time).

Session 1: January 5
Session 2: January 7
Session 3: January 12
Session 4: January 14
Session 5: January 19
Session 6: January 21
Session 7: January 26
Session 8: January 28

Class Size:
Class size is limited to 22 people.

Each participant will take the test online with an online proctor at a time that is mutually agreeable.

$1,295 per student


Contact CDDP Administration for registration or payment problems: cddp@demanddriveninstitute.com

Spanish (Español - LATAM)
El curso se dictará en vivo en los días indicados abajo, de 10.00am a 12.00m hora de Colombia. Todas las sesiones serán grabadas y puestas a disposición de los participantes, que podrán verlas en diferido en caso que no puedan asistir a la sesión en vivo.

El curso se dictará online via GoToMeeting. Luego de su inscripción, cada participante recibirá un link de GoToMeeting y el calendario para todas las sesiones. El material del curso será enviado por correo electrónico a cada participante, con una semana de anticipación al comienzo del curso. Descargas en español.

Calendario de Cursos:

Tamaño del curso:
El número de asistentes se limitará a 22 participantes.

Cada participante tomará el examen via web con un supervisor online en una fecha y hora que será acordada mutuamente. El examen será presentado en Español.

USD 1.295

Póngase en contacto con la Administración CDDP por problemas de registro o pago: cddp@demanddriveninstitute.com

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French (Français)
La formation sera menée sous forme de sessions interactives en direct aux dates et heures ci-dessous. Chaque session sera enregistrée et mise à disposition en ligne pour les participants qui n’auraient pas pu assister aux sessions live. Téléchargements en français.

Horaire des Cours:
Session 1 : 7 septembre, 15h-19h CET 
Session 2 : 14 septembre, 15h-19h CET 
Session 3 : 21 septembre, 15h-19h CET
Session 4 : 28 septembre, 15h-19h CET
Session 5 : 5 octobre, 15h-19h CET 
Session 6 : 12 octobre, 15h-19h CET 
Session 7 : 19 octobre, 15h-19h CET 
Session 8 : 26 octobre, 15h-19h CET
Session 9 : 2 novembre, 15h-19h CET

Le cursus CDDP sera dispensé sur les sessions 1 à 8, la session 9 – « DDMRP par la pratique » sera consacrée aux aspects pratiques de mise en œuvre, aux outils de simulation et aux retours d’expérience.

Chaque participant passera l’examen en ligne lors d’une session en présence d’un surveillant à distance, à une date et une heure définie en commun. Chaque participant doit disposer d’un poste de travail équipé d’une webcam. L’examen sera passé en Français.

Le programme sera délivré en direct en ligne via GotoWebinar. Après enregistrement le participant recevra un lien et une invitation pour chaque session. Les supports de cours seront envoyés une semaine avant chaque session.

Information et inscription ici: http://www.agilea.fr/fr/formation/ddmrp-certification-cddp-online.php

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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.

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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:
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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Participants preparing for the course should also 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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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:
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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Endorsed CDDP Instructors
Our pool of endorsed instructors have achieved their endorsement through a rigorous process consisting of course material deep dives, personal instruction from master instructors and team teaching opportunities with master instructors. Additionally, they have agreed to a code of conduct that will ensure that the integrity and consistency of the CDDP program is maintained across the globe.


Primary Region: Australia, New Zealand & Southeast Asia
John Marson

John Marson is a director of Involvation Asia Pacific, that represents the Demand Driven Institute in Asia Pacific, and a director of. A.L.T. Limited , a training and consulting organisation.
After holding senior management positions with multi-nationals such as Mars and Unilever, he was an associate director in consulting firms Price Waterhouse Coopers and KPMG.
He works with a wide range of manufacturing and service organisations, from organisational culture to all aspects of supply chain management.
He has been involved with APICS for many years, and is currently on the committee for Instructor Development Program.
He lives in Vietnam, and is the only APICS Master Instructor for CPIM, CSCP and Instructor training in the Asia Pacific region. He is a certified trainer for the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program and The Fresh Connection/Cool Connection – “serious” web based supply chain games.
Contact John at: johnm@supplychainmanagement.com.vn

Primary Region: Australia
Mark Davy

Mark Davy has over 25 years industry experience and has worked in a number of supply chain management roles across a variety of sectors including chemical, sheet metal and electronics. His expertise encompasses inventory management, production planning, purchasing, MRP implementation and logistics. As a qualified ISO9000 Auditor, Mark has been involved with the implementation and maintenance of quality systems to meet the requirements of the Australian Defence Forces. Mark has worked within ERP Software Vendor businesses, and has managed ERP implementations. Mark currently consults independently, assisting clients to gain efficiencies within their supply chains. He is a qualified trainer, lead APICS lecturer and master presenter for DDMRP. Contact Mark at: markdavy11@hotmail.com


Primary Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Ronnie Davidson

Ronnie was involved in the IT industry for over 20 years where he started as a sales trainee with an international computer company and graduated through Sales Manager, National Sales Manager to Strategic Marketing Manager over a period of about 8 years. With qualifications and practical experience in Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales from sales trainee to Managing Director, Ronnie brings a wealth of practical experience that provides meaningful insight and helps delegates see the business value of the concepts taught.
Contact Ronnie at: rkd@businesslearning.co.za

Primary Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Liezl Smith

Liezl Smith got her Industrial Engineering degree from Stellenbosch University in 1997 and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Engineering Management at the University of Pretoria. She was one of first in the world to obtain the APICS CSCP designation – Certified Supply Chain Professional – from APICS, the Association for Operations Management. She has also earned the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) designation from APICS. She is one of the first in Africa to obtain CPF and ACPF designations – Certified Professional Forecaster and Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster - from the Institute of Business Forecasting. Other certifications obtained are SCOR-P from the APICS Supply Chain Council and CDDP from the Demand Driven Institute. She is also certified a European Master Logistician through the European Logistics Association (ELA).
She is currently an authorized instructor for APICS CPIM, APICS CSCP, IBF CPF and ISCEA CDDP certification programs and trains all over the world. She was a member of the volunteer Board of Directors of SAPICS, the Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa for the last 9 years. Contact Liezl at: liezl@business6.co.za

Primary Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Ken Titmuss

Ken is an APICS Master Instructor for the CPIM, CSCP, Lean Program as well as for the APICS Instructor Development Programs: Train-the-Trainer and Learning Dynamics for Instructors. In addition, he has obtained his SCOR-P qualification from the Supply Chain Council as well as the CPF certification from the Institute of Business Forecasting, the PLS qualification from ASTL, the CS&OP certification and more recently CDDP. Contact Ken at: ktitmuss@mweb.co.za

Primary Region: Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and France
Zahir Bouchaala

Founder of CSB Solutions, a company that provides advanced business methodologies and ERP optimization in all areas of Supply chain, Zahir is an experienced business consultant who has hands on expertise in Supply chain since the early 2000's. In retail, manufacturing and distribution industries, he has worked in many locations worldwide which has provided him with a wide range of knowledge in Supply chain methods and products. In addition, he has a multi-module capability on Infor ERP M3 & Supply Chain products including: Procurement, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Logistics and customer order management Throughout his career, he has performed various functions including demand and inventory planner, purchaser, warehouse manager, project manager & business consultant. Contact Zahir at: zbouchaala@mgcm.eu


Primary Region: Belgium
Marc Foret

With over 18 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Marc has held several operational and tactical management positions across Planning, Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Logistics, in local, regional and global functions. He provides diagnostics, training, education and coaching services as well as expert counseling in the field of supply chain management to companies in various industries. He is an associate professor at the Louvain School of Management in the Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESCM). Marc is also a SCC Qualified SCOR® Instructor as well as APICS instructor. He is a regular speaker at supply chain conferences internationally.

Primary Region: France
Olivier Carre

CPIM, CDDP, CSCP, Black Belt in Lean 6 Sigma
Olivier has more than 20 years of experience in different industries like telecommunication, automotive, defense and aeronautic. He has worked in research & development as in manufacturing. Since 7 years, he has been the Supplier Development Manager of Sagem (SAFRAN Group). He helps small companies to be more mature by using all operational good practices as defined in MRPII, Lean, Kanban and 6 Sigma philosophy . He is one of the first European to have discovered the new Demand Driven Material Requirement Planning methodology. He is a partner instructor of MGCM. Contact MGCM at: commercial@mgcm.com

Primary Region: France
Dr. Paul Cordie

Paul has an Engineering degree Engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris and a PhD in Solid State Physics. He spent 20 years as a deputy plant manager, supply chain manager, VP supply chain , change manager for the industry (Saint-Gobain, Alstom transport), luxury and tabletop (Lalique, Christofle) and distribution (Raab Karcher, Point P , International Metal Service). Since 2012 Paul has been an independent Supply Chain consultant (O2X-conseil): Nexans, Accueil-negoce, CRH. Paul is a native French speaker and is fluent in German and English. His skills include: Transformation Supply Chain Projects and Project Management, Stock & Sales Plan, Optimization Service, Reduction of Stock out and Working Capital, Transport, Route to Market and Distribution Network Design. Solutions: SAP, MRPII, DRP, ERP, WMS; DDMRP: CDDP 2013, Endorsed CDDP Instructor.
Contact Paul at: paul.cordie@o2x-conseil.com

Primary Region: France
Nicolas Variellas

Nicolas est un Formation & Conseil de Business Unit Manager à FESTO France. Ses fonctions à FESTO comprennent: Knowledge Management & ingénierie de Formation, Développement Commercial, Intervention en tant que formateur Consultant. Avant FESTO Paul a passé plus de 8 ans à Rencast et Honda Europe Power Equipment.
Contact Nicolas at nicolas.vareillas@fr.festo.com

Primary Region: France
Bernard Milian

Bernard has more than 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Continuous Improvement / Lean 6 Sigma transformation. He has been serving as a Supply Chain Director within French subsidiaries of world class corporations, in the automotive, electronics, medical devices, furniture and metallurgy industries, B2B, B2C, manufacturing and distribution environments. Contact Bernard at Bernard.milian@agilea.fr

Primary Region: France
Guillaume Revenu

Guillaume Revenu has a 19 years experience in engineering for manufacturing, Lean and supplier development projects. He worked 4 years at Autoliv as process engineer and manufacturing manager, 4 years as trainer and consultant in Lean, and 7 years at Airbus and Thales as Supplier Development manager. Now, he is partner of Agilea, a consulting company specialized in Lean and supply chain management. Contact Guillaume at guillaume.revenu@agilea.fr.
Primary Region: France
Laurent Vialatte

CDDP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, CPIM, EMLYON International MBA
Laurent has an extensive experience helping companies to improve their bottom lines working on their business processes, improving the flow, focusing on added value work, getting rid of variability. He started his career at ABB as an engineer in charge of products’ industrialization. He worked from 2003 for the Japan Management Association Consulting Group (JMAC) before joining in 2011 R&G Global Consultants, The Business Process Excellence company founded in 2004 by Piet van Abeelen, former Vice President Six Sigma for The General Electric Corporation. Contact Laurent at laurent.vialatte@rngglobalconsultants.com.

Primary Region: France
Denis de Boissieu

Denis de Boissieu is the Managing Director of BELIER ASSOCIES, a consultancy firm dedicated to flow management optimization, continuous improvement, and management practices. For more than 20 years he has been transferring expertise and guiding teams to make them able to design themselves the solutions that they will implement and sustainably operate. His expertise covers S&OP, MRP, Kanban pull system, inventory management, SC projects, …. Denis has an Engineering degree from ENSAM Arts et Métiers Paris Tech and a DESS from IAE Lyon 3 Contact Denis at d.deboissieu@belierassocies.fr
Primary Region: France
Jean-Christophe Koral

Jean-Christophe has over 19 years of experience in implementing and managing global Supply Chain Management and IT programs. Jean-Christophe created in 2013 his Supply Chain practice DiaLog Conseil in order to support and help the companies to resolve their supply chain challenges. He provides seasoned services at all levels right from evaluation of existing processes and systems, future processes, new technology and products, procurement, end-to-end deployment services, and training services. Before DiaLog Conseil Jean-Christophe worked at Columbia Sportswear for more than 10 years to build, transform and develop supply chain operations for the EMEA region. Jean-Christophe is a native French speaker and is fluent in English. He is a certified trainer for The Fresh Connection web based supply chain serious games. Contact Jean-Christophe at jckoral@dialogconseil.com
Primary Region: France
Damien Brochard

CPIM, Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt, CSCP, CDDP
Damien has more than 16 years experience in supply chain management and operations improvement mainly in aerospace market. He started his career in 1998 at Thales in charge of new product introduction, production management and, then purchasing commodity leader. He spent several years as Supplier Development manager and head of Supplier Quality and Supplier Development at Thales and Messier Dowty (Safran Group), in charge of developing and sustaining supplier’s maturity, performances and relationship. Since 2011, he is partner at AGILEA, a consulting & training company specialized in Supply Chain Management and Operational Excellence. Contact Damien at: damien.brochard@agilea.fr

Primary Region: France
Caroline Mondon

Over 25 years in managing operations in manufacturing companies, with 2 positions of plant manager in a mechanical and an electrical medium French size companies and a position of Supply Chain & Logistics director of a 700 employees across 7 countries. Extensive experience of implementation of Supply Chain functions, expertise in planning and scheduling (S&OP and MPS processes). 17 years of experience as board member of a professional association promoting innovative educational approaches. Certified board member. APICS and DDI Instructor, trainer of The Fresh Connection serious game in 4 continents. Author of a best selling management book : "Le chaînon manquant : management agile de la chaîne logistique en PMI" (translation in English in progress).
Primary Region: France
Guy de Charette

30 years proven record in business transformation and change management across global supply chain operations (garments, current and luxury consumer goods, urban furnitures and services industries, specialized distribution). He has driven supply chain implementation projects, shared service centers deployments plus IT tools associated in the field of operations, s&op, master production planning, forecasting. Contact Guy at: gdecharette@mgcm.eu
30 ans d’expérience opérationnelle et d’expertise dans la planification, les prévisions, la direction de supply chain globale au service d’industries multiples (textile et habillement, produits de consommation courante et luxe, mobiliers et services urbains). Il a conduit des projets de création de supply chain, de centre de services partagés pour l’industrie et la distribution spécialisée, ainsi que les outils SI associés. Contactez Guy à: gdecharette@mgcm.eu

Primary Region: France
Laurent Vigouroux

After developing and industrializing electrical wire harnesses in the automotive industry at Valeo and Lear Corporation, Laurent has brought its industrial know-how to smaller companies looking for a more efficient organization. Previously, he led Lean transformations and optimization of supply chain Worms Entreprises and Bernard Controls. Laurent develops the skills of its employees using the serious game The Fresh Connection (winner of the French final in 2012). He has also deployed the Demand Driven MRP method (Awarded King of the supply chain 2015). Now he’s willing to support DDMRP growth all around the world.
Currently, Laurent is an Independent Consultant with LVX Enterprises.
Primary Region: France
Anthony Fouqué

Anthony has 10 years of experience in Supply Chain & TOC Implementation. He also has experience in S&Ops implementation and Lean/TOC Strategic Planning process development. He has been serving in worldwide companies working on ETO, MTO, MTS and B2B Distribution flow environment as Manager and Director. He's willing to support Demand Driven thinking across areas like Operations, S&Ops, Strategic Planning & Breakthrough Solutions Development. Contact Anthony at anthony.fouque@gmail.com or on LinkedIn

Primary Region: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Andrea Walbert

Andrea Walbert (CPIM, CSCP, PLS, CDDP) is the Managing Director of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH, an education expert in operations and supply chain management. She has been teaching SCM and Operations Management for many years and is a certified trainer for APICS CPIM and CSCP and DDI CDDP. Andrea has more than 15 years professional experience in implementing and changing global SCM and IT processes. She has worked as Director Supply Chain Tools & Infrastructure at Qimonda AG, IT Project Manager at Infineon Technologies AG, Supply Chain Manager at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, and Senior IT Consultant at BearingPoint Consulting in Germany.
Andrea Walbert (CPIM, CSCP, PLS), Geschäftsführerin des PMI Production Management Institute, ist erfahrene Trainerin für Operations und Supply Chain Management. Andrea unterrichtet seit vielen Jahren im Bereich SCM und Operations Management und ist zertifizierter Trainer für APICS CPIM und CSCP und DDI CDDP. Sie verfügt über mehr als 15 Jahre Berufserfahrung in der Einführung und Anpassung von globalen SCM- und IT-Prozessen. Sie arbeitete als Director Supply Chain Tools & Infrastructure bei Qimonda, als IT Project Manager bei Infineon Technologies, als Supply Chain Manager bei Sandoz Pharmaceuticals und als Senior IT Consultant bei BearingPoint Consulting in Deutschland.
Contact Andrea at: aw@pmi-m.de

Primary Region: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Christian Voye

Christian Voye (CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P and CDDP) is working as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Supply Chain Consultant in a global Industry & Transportation Paint Company. He has over 20 Years of experience in R&D-, transformational and Continuous improvement projects combining Production, Lean, Six Sigma and Supply Chain Knowledge working with all levels of the organization. Christian is a Trainer for APICS CPIM and CSCP and CDDP. He as well has experience as an internal Trainer for Lean; Six Sigma and Advanced Supply Chain Concepts. He holds a Diploma in Physics (Nonlinear Physics) from the University of Münster. Contact Christian at: trainer@pmi-m.de
Primary Region: Holland
Peter Lakeman

BSc-Mech, CDDP Engineering- and Business Process Excellence Manager, SC & Project Manager 30+ year industrial experience (heavy machinery, automotive, (Petro)-Chemical , Medical Food, Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics Companies. Since 2002 operating as an independent practitioner. Strengths: Supply Chain Management (all aspects), Program- and Project Manager. Techniques: Project Management, Lean & Six Sigma, Planning Processes, MRP/APICS & DDMRP. Change & Stake Holder Management & Coach.
Contact Peter at: peter.lakeman@transitivemanagement.com
Primary Region: Italy
Ivano Persico

Ivano Persico works for Festo CTE Italy (DDI Italy) since 2009 as a Lean Operations and IT consultant. Ivano has a degree in engineering management and has been certified by SAP for Production Planning and Control. In addition to teaching the Certified Demand Driven Planner Program, Ivano takes part in Lean Transformation projects. See his LinkedIn profile at: http://it.linkedin.com/in/ivanopersico/

Contact Ivano at: ivano.persico@festocte.it

Primary Region: Italy
Alfredo Angrisani

Alfredo Angrisani has over 30 years experience in industry and distribution, in a number of management roles, in operations, IT and sales, in Italy and France. He’s worked across several industries: construction equipment and spare parts, food, fashion, building elements, and publishing. He’s been in charge of sales administration & planning and IT at Toyota Industrial Equipment Italy for 6 years. In 2006 decided to become an independent professional and management consultant. Alfredo is a certified CPIM, TOC, CDDP and ScrumMaster, works with Festo Academy and other prominent management schools to assist entrepreneurs and managers to deal with the ‘new normal’ of business and distribution.
Primary Region: Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic States
Christoph Lenhartz

Christoph Lenhartz (MBA, Jonah, TOCICO-certified, Certified Consultant (bdvb) , CDDP) is Founding Partner of Catena Strategies is, a leading expert in project, operations, and supply chain consulting based on sound and proven methodologies. In over 20 years he has acquired a wide-ranging, international experience in industry, as a successful entrepreneur and also a leader of management consulting teams in high complexity TOC implementations. He has lead strategic, business transformation, supply chain management and IT projects and his expertise also includes post-merger integration of supply chain operations for major international groups. Contact Christoph at: Christoph.Lenhartz@Catena-Strategies.com
Primary Region: Spain & Portugal
Manuel Castro

Manuel is at Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid (Spain) as a Visiting Professor. He is an Endorsed CDDP Instuctor and is currently a Cofounder and Managing Partner of CMG Consultores, a company specialized in the implementation of TOC and DDMRP and the Demand Driven Institute Affiliate in Spain. CMG Consultores is the leader in Europe in Critical Chain Implementations with more than 60 successful implementations, and the pioneer in DDMRP Implementations in Europe. Clients include: CIE AUTOMOTIVE, TELEVES, ANAV, ABB, INDRA, IBERIA MANTENIMIENTO, ITP, TUBACEX, and MONDRAGON CORPORACION.Manuel is Industrial Engineer graduated (Industrial Organization specialized) from Universidad de Vigo (Spain). He has a postgraduate in Logistics (Spanish Center of Logistics) at Colegio de Ingenieros Industriales de Vigo. He was instructed in T.O.C. (Theory of Constraints) at the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute Academy (New Haven, CT, USA). Contact Manuel at: mcastro@cmgconsultores.com
Primary Region: United Kingdom & Ireland
Simon Eagle

Simon has over 20 years of sales, marketing and supply chain experience across CPG and LifeScience industries and, latterly, in Consultancy. He has had a number of articles published in the UK and US on the theory and practice of the Demand Driven approach to Supply Chain Management across multiple industry sectors - consumer, life science, industrial, retail and collaborative. He can be contacted at simon.eagle@scalagroup.co.uk.

Primary Region: United Kingdom & Ireland
Patrick Rigoni

PhD, CDDP, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Patrick has 15 years of experience in manufacturing, Operational Excellence and Supply Chain, holding as well line roles as strategic advisory roles. Patrick started his career in line roles in J&J‘s manufacturing plants gaining hands-on experience in manufacturing and packaging of regulated goods. Later, as a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Assessor and expert user of computer simulation modeling he was active in several transformative supply chain projects. In 2013 he co-founded SmartChain, which mission is to help its clients to transform their supply chain operating models and achieve operational excellence. He is a native Italian and French speaker and is fluent in English and German. Contact Patrick at: patrick@smartchainllp.com


Primary Region: México
Carlos Fernández Orvañanos

Carlos is an Industrial Engineer graduated from Anahuac University campus North, he holds a Master Degree in Strategic Planning and former professor of Engineering School from same University. CDDP 2012 endorsed CDDP Instructor 2015. He has more than 24 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing operations; during that period he implemented several projects of CAD/CAM, QA, WMS, SCM, MRP, MRPII, ERP and SFC systems. Also the use of Forecast models, S&OP, FCS/APS, TOC and DBR projects are part of his consultant competencies. Now he is stablishing DDMRP projects in his region. Contact Carlos at: demanddrivenmexico@gmail.com.
Primary Region: Latin America
David Poveda

Civil Engineer, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia, 1984
M.A.Sc Project Management, University of British Columbia, 1988
Managing Director, Industrias Metálicas Corsan, 1992-1997
Lean-TOC Consultant 1997-2013
Director, Owner, Flowing Consultoría
Senior Partner FlowSoft, DDMRP based software
Certified Demand Driven Planner, CDDP
Certified Critical Chain Project Manager, IC3PM
External professor in undergraduate and graduate courses at EIA in different time periods since 1989. Member of the board of several companies since 1999, including Procopal, PQP, Clínica Medellín, Incoal, etc.


Primary Region: Jordan and Saudi Arabia
Samer Majdi Al-Madhoun

Supply Chain “Pracademic” that enjoys 20 years of experience in various business sectors with emphasis on supply chain management as a core of experience (Contracting management , Procurement and sourcing, logistics, distribution, and innovation/technology management). Samer is familiar with the latest technological and business trends associated with the fields of interest and has lead several ERP and Business implementations in the Middle East. Has delivered +1000 Hours of supply chain/logistics/contracting/purchasing/Negotiation training in bilingual format (Arabic and English) with high awareness of Middle East cultural diversity. He frequently runs simulations for business and supply chain such as The fresh connection , CAPSIM, etc. Samer is an APICS CSCP Master instructor and has clients throughout the middle east in various sectors (In-house & Public )including but not limited to Oil & Gas industry (ADAN refinery “Yemen” ) , TELE Communication “ Umniah” , FMCG & Cold chain “Nabil Food Products Jordan ” , Governmental “Joint Procurement Department” , Pharmaceutical & Manufacturing “Hikma Pharmaceutical PLC , Pharmacy 1” , Manufacturing ‘Nuqul” , Aviation “Joramco” . Mining Industry “Arab Potash-Jordan”. Contact Samer at: samer@muhakat.com

Primary Region: South Korea
JungSook Lee

Ph. D, CDDP, CPIM, TOCIOC Certified Practitioner (Jonah, TP, SCL, PM)
Dr. JungSook Lee has extensive experience in IT Programming, ERP consulting and Theory of Constraints implementation in Korean industry. Clients include LG Group, Amore Pacific, etc. She has been an adjunct professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology for 6 years Her doctorate was achieved through the performance evaluation of MRP and DDMRP and is excited to spread the DDMRP way in Korea. She has translated numerous books into Korean including: Necessary But not Sufficient, Critical Chain, Lean Project Leadership and Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3rd Edition.

이정숙은 TOC VISION 상무, 한국TOC협회 이사, 서울과학기술대학교 겸임교수로 활동 중이며, MRP와 DDMRP의 성과 비교에 관한 연구로 박사학위를 취득하였으며, Demand Driven MRP의 올바른 정착을 통하여 기업 및 국가 경쟁력을 확보하는데 기여하고자 노력하고 있음. 역서 : 신기술 도입의 함정(Necessary But Not Sufficient), 한계를 넘어서(Critical chain), 린 프로젝트 리더십(Lean Project Leadership), New Normal 시대의 공급망 생산재고관리(Orlicky’s MRP 3rd Edition).

Primary Region: Turkey
Orhan Kartal

ORHAN KARTAL is the General Manager of NOVACES International Ltd., based in Istanbul.  He has more than 30 years of experience in different industries like tire, metal and furniture. Orhan has held several positions from Planning Engineer to General Manager in local, regional and global functions.  He has lead supply chain management and IT projects and his expertise also includes project management and ERP implementation. He has a B.Sc. from Technical University of Istanbul in Mechanical Engineering and a Business Administration degree from Anatolia University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Contact Orhan at: okartal@novaces.com


Primary Region: United States
Brendan Fox

Brendan has over twenty years of experience in real-world management and as consulting in the transformation of industrial organizations to operational and supply chain excellence. Nearly twenty years ago, he first learned Theory of Constraints (TOC) directly with its inventor, Dr. Eli Goldratt and obtained the certification of Jonah’s Jonah. More recently, he’s a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and a recognized leader in integrating those concepts with TOC.
He has worked with thousands of individuals from the boardroom to the shop floor, in virtually all sectors of industry, from large multi-national corporations to small privately held firms. His extensive operations and consulting experience specializes in delivering results-based, bottom line and operational improvements through the integration of Theory of Constraints, Lean, Six Sigma and Demand Driven Supply Chain methodologies.
He is certified in Demand Driven MRP as a Certified Demand Driven Planner and Instructor through the International Supply Chain Alliance (ISCEA) and a Certified Supply Chain Practitioner (CSCP) with The Association for Operational Management (APICS). He holds a Bachelors Degree from The University of Notre Dame. He is a charter member and active in the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO).

Primary Region: North America
Roberta McPhail

Roberta McPhail is currently an independent consultant focusing on supply chain training. She is a CSCP Master Instructor for APICS delivering content to both institutional and corporate clients. In her 25 plus year career, she has extensive cross functional experience in all levels of Supply chain. Roberta has held several senior level positions responsible for the planning, execution and distribution processes for multi-site multinational Manufacturing Companies. Contact Roberta at: robertamcph@gmail.com

Primary Region: North America
Paddy Ramalyengar

Paddy RamaIyengar is currently a Senior Consultant at Demand Driven Technologies. From 2001 to 2013 Paddy was a Sr. Technical Associate at Constraints Management Group (CMG) a leader in the development of Demand Driven operational principles including Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP). Paddy has been personally involved in dozens of implementations of the Demand Driven concepts across a wide array of industries including aerospace, FMCG, wood products, heavy assembly, machining and fabrication and life sciences.
Before moving to US, he was with multi-national corporation, Indian Aluminum Compnay. INDAL was Aluminum Company of Canada’s subsidiary in India. He served INDAL for 19 years in Engineering, Materials and Operations functions. Contact Paddy at: prama@demanddriventech.com

Primary Region: Canada
John Loucks

John has extensive experience delivering results for companies frustrated with their management system implementations. He has applied leading edge management concepts to drive value creation in a variety of manufacturing industries from concrete to high tech R&D.
My goal is to make significant and measurable improvements to the strategic performance of companies through the implementation of solid business processes. We then layer in operational excellence as a prerequisite to shifting the strategic competitiveness of the firm.
Specialties: Performance Improvement for Manufacturers, Visual Manufacturing Consulting, Drum-Buffer-Rope scheduling, Theory of Constraints, Demand Driven MRP.  He is Fully qualified Certified Demand Driven Planner Instructor.
Contact John at: jloucks@dderp.com

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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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