Offering the Most Comprehensive Suite of Globally Available Demand Driven Educational Offerings

The Demand Driven Institute offers a suite of powerful educational programs designed to enable companies to begin and sustain an implementation of a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM) and the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) model.  Below is a basic description of each offering.  To know more simply click on the program icon and you will be taken to a page with more detail.  We will continue to expand educational offerings as the Demand Driven body of thought continues to expand.  

NOTE:  All programs can be delivered in-house anywhere in the world through our global instructor pool.  For inquiries about in-house programs and discounts please Contact Us.

What Education is Right for mE?

There are a number of DDI educational offerings depending on what you do for your organization and your individual career goals.  Many of our educational products also serve as preparatory education for our professional endorsement certificates.  Learn more about those certificates.  Match your role with the right education

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What Education is Right for my organization?

If your organization is on the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Development Path the Demand Driven Institute has a number of educational products to help your organization stay and progress down that path.  Below is a graphic that will help your organization understand what educational products are available to help progress and sustain the DDAE Development Path.

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DDI Educational products


The Adaptive Enterprise Foundations (AEF)™ Program

The Adaptive Enterprise Foundation (AEF)™ program is designed to demonstrate the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain approaches dominated by MPS, MRP and DRP and the emerging flow-based approaches including the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model.  The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals program is comprised of 4 chapters of in-depth education over two days. The DDSCF Program is THE official preparatory course for the Adaptive Enterprise Foundations Professional (AEFP)™ certification test.

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The Adaptive S&OP Seminar™

Adaptive S&OP is the strategic component of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model.  This seminar is designed for executive teams looking to dramatically change the trajectory of their organization and overhaul the way the business connects strategy to operations and operations to strategy.  The seminar is typically delivered on an in-house basis to executive teams.  Learn more about this game-changing offering.

The Adaptive Systemic Thinking™ Program

Through a blend of instructive formats participants learn a repeatable systemic problem-solving process, apply that process to a defined topic within their organization and learn and internalize the building blocks for sensing, adapting and innovating across the supply chain (customers and suppliers) for continual ROI improvement. The ASTP is intended for strategic level personnel and/or their direct reports.  Examples include organizational, divisional and functional leaders, individuals responsible for implementing and guiding major initiatives, and internal consultants and/or corporate change agents.  The seminar can delivered on an in-house basis to leadership teams.  The program can be extremely effective with leadership teams looking to take and keep the company at the high stages of the DDAE Development Path.  The ASTP can be utilized to start a transformation and/or sustain an improve an implementation.

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP) program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for 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.

The Demand Driven Leader (DDL)™ Program

The Demand Driven Leader (DDL) program equips senior and mid-level operations and supply chain managers with the ability to design, implement and sustain a Demand Driven Operating Model including parameter settings through Demand Driven S&OP (DDS&OP).  Designed by the leading authorities on Demand Driven methods at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Leader program is comprised of 7 modules of in-depth Demand Driven education. The DDL Program is THE official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDLP)™ endorsement certification test.

DDMRP Implementation Support™ Workshop

Demand Driven Institute Affiliates and Compliant Software Providers can support your implementation with the official Demand Driven Institute DDMRP Implementation Support Pack. This is a very full one day workshop that is designed to give teams a broad understanding of what DDMRP is and what it takes to properly support it. Visit the Implementation Support page for more information.

The Precisely Wrong Workshop™

What if there was one fatal flaw in MRP that makes it completely incapable of conveying relevant information?  What if correcting this one fatal flaw allowed the promise of MRP to be attained?  This immersive one day workshop will reveal this fatal flaw and trace its impact to everyday situations encountered by planners and buyers.  Additionally, an elegant solution to overcome this flaw will be discovered.  Participants in this workshop will walk away with a new depth of understanding about conventional planning systems and a list of things they can begin to implement the very next day.

Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Introduction

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.

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Demand Driven Simulations and Games


The Demand Driven Institute offers a suite of co-branded and fully endorsed simulations and games that teach various aspects of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model.  Simulations are offered throughout the world as both public or in-house events.  To inquire about an in-house event please contact the game provider directly with the links provided below.  Visit our dedicated Simulations and Games page.

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