What's New in the Demand Driven World?

April 2017 Demand Driven Update


Things are really accelerating in the Demand Driven world!


Demand Driven World 2017 is Open for Registration!

Join us in Lyon France on July 5-7 for our annual conference on Demand Driven. A slate of international speakers including Carol Ptak, Dick Ling, Christoph Lenhartz, Dr. Patrick Rigoni, Simon Eagle, Manuel Castro and David Poveda will inform you of the latest developments and applications of the Demand Driven method.  Case studies include LOUIS VUITTON, BRITISH TELECOM, SAMES-KREMLIN, MICHELIN and MONIER.  For more information and to register go to:


New FREE Demand Driven Webinar Series!

The Demand Driven Institute is launching a six part webinar series starting on May 23.  Each webinar lasts one hour and is FREE.  Get your team knowledgeable about the Demand Driven methods!

Session 1: British Telecom DDMRP Case Study (May 23)

Session 2: Precisely Wrong – the MRP Challenge in the 21st Century (May 24)

Session 3: An Introduction to Demand Driven MRP (May 24)

Session 4: An Introduction to the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model (May 25)

Session 5: An Introduction to the Demand Driven Operating Model (May 26)

Session 6: Adaptive S&OP (May 26)


We have set up a special web page with session descriptions and registration information at:


New Online Demand Driven Planner (DDP) and Demand Driven Leader (DDL) Programs Scheduled!

We have scheduled a new flight of online programs beginning on June 14, 2017. Each online program lasts eight consecutive weeks and is taught personally by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith. Each session is recorded for participants that cannot make it on specific dates.  Early bird discount expires on May 1!

Online Demand Driven Planner (Starts June 14):

Online Demand Driven Leader (Starts June 15):


Go to: to learn more about each program.


Newly Recorded DDP and DDL Available!

We have recently finished our latest online sessions and the recordings are available to eligible individuals.  Both recordings feature new content but the DDL session has been completely reworked to incorporate the new developments in the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model and Demand Driven S&OP.  To gain access to these videos you must have taken the appropriate program in the past, have a DDI ondemand account and agree to the terms of service.

DDP Video Access:

DDL Video Access:


A Special Offer – Education, Certification and Conference Attendance!

A special one-time offer for those that want to self-study, become certified and attend a great supply chain event! This bundle includes a self-study Demand Driven Planner Program (English or Spanish), testing fees for the CDDP and a pass for the SCTECH show in Mexico City (featuring a keynote by Carol Ptak). We have set up a special page with more information about the package:


New Educational Product Available for Executives and Senior Leadership Teams

DDI in cooperation with Dick Ling (the Father of S&OP) has developed “Adaptive S&OP” as part of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model.  We now have a one day workshop on the topic.  This immersive one day workshop will expose senior leadership to:

  • The basic history of S&OP and its primary objectives

  • The prerequisites of relevant information in order to put a company on a path of growth

  • The inability and failure of conventional approaches to produce relevant information

  • An organizational framework called the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model

  • The seven elements of Adaptive S&OP

  • How to begin to implement the DDAE Model

To learn more please go to:


Welcome to Our New Affiliates in April!

Finally we want to welcome new affiliates into our Global Affiliate Network.

  • New Global Affiliate - We are very excited to announce CAMELOT Management Consultants has joined the DDI network as a global affiliate. We have issued a joint press release about this event:

  • India - We are very excited to announce our first affiliate in India! KnoWerX Education (India) Private Limited is now part of the DDI affiliate network and will immediately begin working to proliferate Demand Driven methods in India

  • East Africa - Welcome to International Supply Chain Solutions! ISCS operates in East Africa and is also APICS channel partner for the region.

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