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Official preparatory education for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ exam.

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the right education does make a difference

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP implementation.  Designed by the leading authorities on DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner program is comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education. The DDP Program is THE official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam.

 

Note: Each participant of the DDP will receive a certificate of completion from the Demand Driven Institute.

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Staying Up To Date

Our programs keep giving you value.  Anyone that has attended a Demand Driven Planner™ Program can:

  1. Watch the latest recorded online version of the program conducted by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith,

  2. Take a sample DDPP™ exam comprised of 10 questions,

  3. Watch a video tutorial of how to solve the sample test questions. 

You must request access to the recordings through the DDP Video Recording Access form.  All fields are required.  Once your DDP participation has been verified you will receive rights to access DDP content at no charge through our OnDemand membership section.

**Please create a complimentary DDI membership account before requesting video access.  To create a membership account simply hit the "Login/Signup" button at the top of this page**

 

DDP Recording Access is intended solely for people who have taken the DDP Program. 

 
 

Scheduled DDP programs

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the Online DDP Program

Now you can take the Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program from anywhere in the world and in three different languages! ENGLISH, FRENCH and SPANISH (LATAM) versions of the online program are offered. There will typically be two to three online programs in each language per year.


INSTRUCTORS: The English version of program is personally taught by Chad Smith and Carol Ptak, co-authors of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V2 (Industrial Press, 2018). 

DELIVERY METHOD: 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 provided through the DDI membership section.  EACH SESSION IS RECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO COURSE REGISTRANTS through the DDI membership section.


SCHEDULE: The program is broken into 8 sessions over 8 contiguous weeks. Each session will be delivered once on Tuesday of each week at 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. ALL TIMES ARE IN THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE (Los Angeles time).

NEXT PROGRAM: The next program begins October 15, 2019 and runs through December 3, 2019.  Register for this program.

 

DDP course preparation

The official text of the DDP is Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V3 (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press 2019)

 

Program attendees should consider reviewing Precisely Wrong – Why Conventional Planning Fails and How to Fix It (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2017)

Program attendees should visit the DDMRP - All in One Page on this website.

Program attendees should review the Demand Driven Institute Dictionary.

 

ddp course content

Module 1: Planning in the Modern World

  • The MRP Revolution

  • Evidence of a Problem

  • The New Normal (VUCA World)

 

Module 2: The Importance of Flow

  • Plossl’s First Law

  • Flow’s Importance in Industry

  • Plossl’s Law Caveat

  • The Bullwhip Effect

 

Module 3: Unlocking a Solution - Decoupling 

Module 4: Becoming Demand Driven

  • “MRP versus Lean” Conflict

  • What “Demand Driven” Really Means

  • The Demand Driven Operating Model

  • Demand Driven MRP Intro

 

Module 5: Strategic Inventory Positioning

  • Six Positioning Factors

  • Decoupled Lead time

  • Matrix Bill of Material Analyses

 

Module 6: Distribution Network Positioning

  • Unique Distribution Positioning Factors

  • Demand Driven Versus Push and Promote

  • Positioning across a supply chain

 

Module 7: Buffer Profiles and Levels

  • Inventory – Asset or Liability?

  • Buffer Profiles

  • Buffer Zones

  • Calculating Buffer Levels

Module 8: Dynamic Buffer Adjustments

  • Recalculated Adjustments

  • Planned Adjustments

  • Manual Adjustments

  • Factors for Planning Adjustment Factors

Module 9: Demand Driven Planning

  • Part Planning Designations

  • DDMRP Planning Process

  • Supply Order Generation for Stocked Items

  • DDDRP Supply Order Generation Considerations

  • DDMRP Simulation

  • Supply Generation for Non-Stocked Items

  • Decoupled Explosion

  • Prioritized Share

 

 Module 10: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

  • Challenging Priority by Due Date

  • Buffer Status Alerts

  • Synchronization Alerts

  • Execution Collaboration 

Module 11: DDMRP and the Operational Environment

  • DDMRP Strategic Buffer Criteria

  • DDMRP Versus Safety Stock

  • DDMRP Versus Order Point

  • DDMRP and Scheduling

  • DDMRP and WIP Priority Management

  • Compare/Contrast MRP, Lean and DDMRP 

Module 12: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning

  • Demand Driven S&OP (DDS&OP)

  • DDMRP Analytics

  • Master Settings Changes and Model Improvement

  • DDS&OP Strategic Protection

Module 13: Program Summary

  • Program Summary

  • Expected Benefits of DDMRP

  • Get Started with DDMRP

 

Achieving DDPp Certification

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program is official preparatory education for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™.  The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance.  The DDPP™ is earned by an individual who can apply the demand driven concepts, analyze an environment and evaluate an environment using the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology. For more information on the DDPP endorsement certification process visit the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ page.

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