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EDUCATION BY DDI

The Demand Driven Institute is the global leader in providing Demand Driven content and education. Each year thousands of people around the globe participate in DDI programs both online and in live settings. This section is designed to be used both by someone looking for the right education to advance their personal and career goals as well as someone interested in how to properly support an organizational Demand Driven transformation.

NOTE:  All programs can be delivered in-house (on location or online) anywhere in the world through our global instructor pool.  For inquiries about in-house programs please Contact Us.

FOR YOU

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FOR THE COMPANY

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QUESTIONS?

Does your organization need some guidance about how to approach a Demand Driven transformation?

CONTACT US about getting an online appointment.

DDI EDUCATION OVERVIEW

The DDI educational hierarchy is designed for both individuals and organizations based on what an individual needs to accomplish or where an organization is on its Demand Driven journey.

What DDI education is appropriate for me?

There are a number of DDI educational offerings depending on what you do for your organization and your individual career goals.  Most of our educational products also serve as the official preparatory education for our professional endorsement certificates as well as offer life time content access to stay up to date.  Learn more about those certificates.  Match your role with the right education in both introductory and advanced categories. Go to our individual education section.

How should an organization use DDI education to start and progress a Demand Driven transformation? 

A Demand Driven transformation it typically characterized by five stages or levels of maturity.  Each level gained brings with it a level of organizational performance increase. The DDI education suite is designed to provide the thoughtware for appropriate personnel involved in each stage of maturity to foster that progression. You can learn more about these levels at the DDAE Model home page. Go to the organizational education section.

DDI EDUCATION FOR YOU

This section will help you determine the appropriate DDI education given your interests and your area of responsibility in your ogranization.

Are you involved in Operations (Manufacturing, Distribution, Purchasing)?

INTRODUCTORY OFFERINGS

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For those that want to learn the basics of how supply chains really work both conventionally and in a Demand Driven way. This program is appropriate for all professional levels.

DDI Co-Branded Simulations and Workshops

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We offer a variety of co-branded simulations and workshops that are both fun and incredibly informative. Most simulations/workshops are appropriate for all professional levels.

ADVANCED/TECHNICAL OFFERINGS

Our most popular program for those that want in-depth technical knowledge on DDMRP. Typical participants are Planners, Buyers, Schedulers, Planning and Purchasing Managers.

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For personnel working in distribution that want in-depth technical knowledge on DDDRP.

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For those that want to complete the Demand Driven Operating Model picture. Typical participants are schedulers and manufacturing floor managers. The Demand Driven Planner program is a prerequisite to attend.

For those that want to understand how to foster, support and evolve a Demand Driven implementation. Good for management level individuals in Operations, Engineering, and Finance.

Are you a part of an organizational leadership team?

INTRODUCTORY OFFERINGS

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For those that want to learn the basics of how supply chains really work both conventionally and in a Demand Driven way. This program is appropriate for all professional levels.

DDI Co-Branded Simulations and Workshops

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We offer a variety of co-branded simulations and workshops that are both fun and incredibly informative. Most simulations/workshops are appropriate for all professional levels.

Learn about the entire Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) model. It goes well beyond DDMRP/DDDRP. This offering is great for mid to upper level managers and management teams.

ADVANCED/TECHNICAL OFFERINGS

For those that want to understand how to foster, support and evolve a Demand Driven implementation. Good for management level individuals in Operations, Engineering, and Finance.

For those that want to learn a powerful and repeatable strategic problem solving process. This program is perfect for organizational change agents.

This offering is best for senior managers and management teams to understand how to effectively implement and sustain flow-based principles throughout an organization and at the operational, tactical and strategic levels.

DDI EDUCATION ROADMAP FOR THE ORGANIZATION

This section will help you line up the DDI educational products to the stages of maturation of a Demand Driven implementation. Attendance in teams or bringing education in-house is strongly encouraged. For any questions about where to start, please feel to CONTACT US.

STAGE 1: EXPLORING A BETTER WAY TO MANAGE OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

Level 1 is used by an organization that is struggling to adapt its legacy planning systems and operational metrics to encourage, sustain or improve flow performance in today's more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.

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For all levels.

DDI Co-Branded Simulations and Workshops

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For all levels.

For executives and senior teams.

For executives and change agents.

STAGE 2: BEGINNING THE EMPHASIS ON FLOW-BASED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

Most Demand Driven transformations start with DDMRP or DDDRP. Level 2 education is used by an organization that is seeking a technical deep dive on or in the beginning stages of a DDMRP/DDDRP implementation.

For Planners, Buyers, Schedulers, Planning and Purchasing Managers.

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For Planners, Buyers, and Managers in a distribution entity.

STAGE 3: SYNCHRONIZE, LEVERAGE, AND ADAPT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY FOR BETTER FLOW PERFORMANCE

Level 3 education expands the Demand Driven implementation deeper into operations to include scheduling and capacity management (when necessary). Level 3 education also emphasizes a tactical improvement cycle called Demand Driven S&OP (DDS&OP) that adapts the implementation based on past performance and strategic input from leadership.

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For Schedulers and manufacturing management.

For management level individuals in Operations, Engineering, and Finance.

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For personnel in the organization that need to understand the basics.

STAGE 4: LEVERGING & ADAPTING OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY ACROSS THE ORGANIZATION & INTO THE MARKET

Level 4 education is focused on building the "strategic adaptive loop" by marrying the management of flow with the vision of leadership, strategic recommendations from functional areas and operational capability into the future.

For executives and senior teams.

STAGE 5: SENSE, ADAPT AND INNOVATE ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN (SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS)

Level 5 education is focused keeping the organization at a high performing level by enabling strategic and game changing innovations through a proven and effective strategic problem solving process.

For executives and change agents.

Demand Driven Planner, Demand Driven Distribution, Demand Driven Leader, Demand Driven Operations, Adaptive Enterprise Foundations, Precisely Wrong Workshop, Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP), Demand Driven Distribution Professional (DDDP), Demand Driven Leader Professional (DDLP), Demand Driven Operations Professional (DDOP), Demand Driven Fundamentals Professional (DDFP) and Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional (AEFP) are all trademarks of the Demand Driven Institute.

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