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A Session for Management Teams Wanting to Explore a Better Way

Businesses are dying faster than ever as they fail to drive adaptation to an increasingly more complex and volatile set of circumstances.  Management is starving for relevant information, much of which is obscured and distorted by antiquated models, methods, rules and tools held over from decades past.  What will it take to change this?

This workshop reveals a new management framework that enables a flow-based system of management to drive return on investment performance and adaptation for sustainability and improvement in the longer range.  The new framework is called the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model. 


The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model spans the operational, tactical and strategic ranges of an organization allowing it to continuously and successfully adapt to the complex and volatile supply chains we see today.  It combines the fundamental principles of flow management with the emerging new science of complex adaptive systems (CAS).  It is the way that successful businesses will work in the 21st Century.  This day long workshop will prove a compelling need for change, demonstrate fundamental solution principles and reveal a blueprint to transform the entire enterprise.  It is intended for senior management teams.

Learn more about the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model.

Workshop Content

Part 1: The Need for Flow

  1. The Compelling Need for Change

  2. Leadership’s Challenge in Maintaining Coherence

  3. Connecting Coherence, ROI and the Concept of Flow

  4. The Missing Element for Flow

Part 2: The Search for More Relevant Information

  1. The Prerequisites for Relevant Information

  2. Convention’s Failure to Produce Relevant Information

    1. Distortions Caused by Cost

    2. MPS & MRP’s Role in the Buillwhip

    3. The failure of S&OP to Reconcile Properly

Part 3: An Introduction to the Demand Driven Adaptive Model

  1. Relevant Ranges in the DDAE Model

  2. Flow-Based Operations

  3. Flow-Based Metrics

  4. Tactical Reconciliation

Part 4: The Demand Driven Operating Model

  1. The Power of Decoupling

  2. A New Way to Generate Supply Orders (DDMRP)

  3. A New Way to Schedule Capacity

  4. A New Way to Execute

Part 5: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning

  1. The Roles of Tactical Reconciliation

  2. Adapting the Operating Model

  3. Tactical Profit Exploitation

  4. What if Scenario Planning

Part 6: Adaptive Sales and Operations Planning

  1. The Starting Assumptions With Adaptive S&OP

  2. The Seven Steps of Adaptive S&OP

Part 7: Becoming a Demand Driven Enterprise

  1. The Five Stages of the DDAE Model

  2. Adaptive Systemic Thinking

  3. Getting Started – Things a Team Can do Immediately

Request a DDAE Introductory Workshop

You can request a DDAE Introductory Workshop at your place and with your management team.  DDI Instructors are available throughout the world to deliver this immersive workshop.  Contact us about a DDAE Introductory Workshop.

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