Our Global Pool of Endorsed Instructors - Select Your Region
our 2020 Top Ten Instructors
The mission of the Demand Driven Institute is to proliferate Demand Driven methods around the world. A large portion of that mission is accomplished through the delivery of educational products. These are the top ten instructors by volume of students for the year. Congratulations to them and a very big THANK YOU! Note: There are eleven due to a tie at the #10 position.
About our endorsed instructors
Our pool of endorsed instructors have achieved their endorsement through a rigorous process consisting of course material deep dives, personal instruction from master instructors and team teaching opportunities with master instructors. Additionally, they have agreed to a code of conduct that will ensure that the integrity and consistency of our programs is maintained across the globe.
Very simply we want our instructors instructing. When instructors teach frequently they keep up to date with the material and they become better instructors.
Some of our Endorsed Instructor quality standards:
If an instructor fails to teach at least one program in a calendar year they are placed on probation. They must watch they latest online recording to get current.
If an instructor fails to teach at least one program in two consecutive years they automatically lose their endorsement. They must completely re-qualify.
If you have a questions about our Endorsed Instructor program please Contact Us.
About our MAster instructors
This level is ideal for the most experienced and adept DDI instructors who set the standard for high-quality education. Master instructors have demonstrated a strong command of the DDI educational offerings and are willing to mentor new instructors. To qualify as Master Instructor an instructor must perform 200 instructional hours within a three year period.
Roberta McPhail CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, PMP, CLTD
Roberta McPhail is currently an independent consultant focusing on supply chain training. She is a CSCP Master Instructor for APICS delivering content to both institutional and corporate clients. In her 25 plus year career, she has extensive cross functional experience in all levels of Supply chain. Roberta has held several senior level positions responsible for the planning, execution and distribution processes for multi-site multinational Manufacturing Companies. Contact Roberta
Keith Launchbury CFPIM, CIRM, DDPP, DDLP
Keith is the President of Keith Launchbury & Associates, a company committed to providing practical and innovative ideas for the improvement of business operations. Keith holds three certifications from APICS, the premier professional association for Supply Chain Management, he is a Certified Practitioner in Production and Inventory Management at the Fellow level (CFPIM), he is Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) and he is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). He served APICS in many positions leading up to the position of International President in 1991. He was also a significant contributor to the APICS Certified in Integrated Resource Management Program. He also served APICS for three consecutive terms as the Chairperson of the Curricula and Certification Council, the group that develops and administers the curricula for each of the APICS Certification programs. Contact Keith
John Melbye, DDPP, DDLP, CSCP
John Melbye helps companies to stop managing chaos and start driving progress. Made possible through the innovations of the Demand Driven Institute and the Demand Driven Methodology, we can calm the chaos of your Material Requirements Planning system, reduce the daily surprises and fire-fighting and change the conversation around Sales and Operations Planning. In addition to the Demand Driven Planner and the Demand Driven Leader workshops, John also leads the Demand Driven S&OP Experience workshop and the DDBrix Factory Experience workshop. As President of APICS Twin Cities, he is leading innovation and creating excitement throughout the supply chain community. John connects Supply Chain concepts to daily life through one-page articles shared on his blog. For all links related to John, visit www.Linktr.ee/johnmelbye. Contact John
Kevin Boake, DDPP
Kevin has a degree in Industrial Engineering and has dedicated his career to the field of Supply Chain Planning. His focus areas have been MPS, MRP, DRP, Demand, Inventory, Capacity and Supply Management and he currently is a guest lecture on these subjects at Warwick University, UK. Kevin has consulted and sold advanced planning solutions to over 150 companies around the global and now specialises in DDMRP. Kevin has extensive knowledge of planning tools, data management, business process re-engineering, change management and project management and his objective is to work with companies to turn their supply chains in a competitive weapon. Contact Kevin
Michael Cole, CSCP, CPIM, CLTD, CPSM, DDPP
Michael Cole is a Managing Partner of Consultiques. Michael helps companies achieve better business results utilizing the ASCM’s body of knowledge in Operations and Supply Chain Management. After graduating from the University of Westminster in the UK, Michael had an 18 year business development and operational management career in international assignments in the oil and gas industry. During the last 12 plus years, as Managing Partner of Consultiques, Michael has coached, mentored and trained cross functional teams to success. He is an accomplished instructor, delivering more than 6000 hours of classes, is a Certified Master Instructor for the APICS CSCP, CPIM and CLTD certifications and a DDI Instructor for Demand Driven Planner. Contact Michael.
Gaylen Haas, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P, AEFP, DDPP, DDLP, C.P.M., CPSM
Gaylen Haas has over 25 years of Supply Chain and Materials Management experience in automotive and building products industries. He has held titles of Group Director of Materials and Planning, Director of Supply Chain, Materials Manager, Operations Manager, Supervisor of Central Production Control, Master Planner, and Shop Floor Controller. Currently Gaylen is an Instructor at Fox Valley Technical College where he consults clients, teaches Supply Chain Management and teaches APICS certification classes. Contact Gaylen.
Agathe Vignolle, DDPP, DDLP, CPIM
Agathe is a consultant and trainer for AGILEA Inc. She started for AGILEA group in France and is now deploying AGILEA success stories in USA. She is a former Procurement operator and Buyer in aerospace & Oil/Gas companies. Agathe believes strongly on the DDMRP methodology implementation for manufacturing and retail companies. She has already deployed DDMRP in several companies in a wide array of industries (Aerospace/Food, Pharmaceuticals, etc). Contact Agathe.
Steve Christensen, DDPP
Steve started his supply chain career in 1987; working Accounting and Finance jobs surrounding distribution and manufacturing for Kraft, General Electric Aircraft Engines and John Morrel foods. In 1991, Steve started his supply chain software love affair and hasn’t looked back since. He has performed every job at a software company with the exception of writing code. Steve now leads b2wise, a DDI certified training and software company, in their North American market. Contact Steve.
Harper Graf, DDPP
Harper is a professional supply chain and software consultant with experience at small mom-and-pops to global, billion-dollar enterprises. While her background lies in professional consulting and process improvement, she wanted to move into a more agile space. Today she works for a DDMRP-compliant software start-up, Demand Driven Technologies, where she spends her days implementing demand driven strategy to clients around the world. Contact Harper.
Daniel Silva, DDPP
Daniel Silva is a supply chain managing consultant working at the CAMELOT Consulting group and is currently leading the supply chain planning team in their US office. He believes supply chain management as a function is imperative to an organization success and that it should drive value rather than manage cost. Daniel has supported several international SC initiatives in different roles for the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer goods industry. With his deep knowledge in planning concepts and SAP technology he’s been successful at leading global Demand Driven Transformation projects including the implementation of DDMRP. Contact Daniel.
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Marc Foret DDPP, DDLP, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P
With over 18 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Marc has held several operational and tactical management positions across Planning, Sourcing, Manufacturing, and Logistics, in local, regional and global functions. He provides diagnostics, training, education and coaching services as well as expert counseling in the field of supply chain management to companies in various industries. He is an associate professor at the Louvain School of Management in the Center of Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESCM). Marc is also a SCC Qualified SCOR® Instructor as well as APICS instructor. He is a regular speaker at supply chain conferences internationally. Contact Marc
BENELUX and Denmark
Derk Kuiper MBA, CFPIM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, ACPF, SCOR-P
Derk has more than 18 years of experience in supply chain education and is the founder and managing director of Visie Partners. Visie Partners is company based in the Netherlands, offering educational programs in supply chain and operations management. Derk is a qualified SCOR-P instructor and a master instructor for the APICS certification programs, CPIM and CSCP. He is also a master instructor for the APICS Instructor Development Program, focused on developing instructor skills for APICS instructors. Derk studied economics and has management experience in chemical industry, logistics, healthcare, publishing and insurance. Due to his experience he is specialized in process improvement and strategy implementation. Visie Partners serves large (inter)national customers to improve their performance. Contact Derk
David Villalobos DDPP
David Villalobos is currently a Supply Chain consultant with experience supporting implementations in Europe and Latin America in sectors as consumer goods, clothes, textiles, chemicals, food and electronic devices. He leads and supports the implementation of the best practices of operational excellence in multinational and social companies around the world. Advanced Practitioner in DDMRP, TOC and MRP. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate in Management & Economics at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), and he is leading and supporting implementations in Europe and Latin America. Contact David
Bernard Milian CPIM, CIRM, DDPP, DDLP
Bernard has more than 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Continuous Improvement / Lean 6 Sigma transformation. He has been serving as a Supply Chain Director within French subsidiaries of world class corporations, in the automotive, electronics, medical devices, furniture and metallurgy industries, B2B, B2C, manufacturing and distribution environments. Contact Bernard
Guillaume Revenu DDPP
Guillaume Revenu has a 19 years experience in engineering for manufacturing, Lean and supplier development projects. He worked 4 years at Autoliv as process engineer and manufacturing manager, 4 years as trainer and consultant in Lean, and 7 years at Airbus and Thales as Supplier Development manager. Now, he is partner of Agilea, a consulting company specialized in Lean and supply chain management. Contact Guillaume
Damien Brochard CPIM, Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP
Damien has more than 16 years experience in supply chain management and operations improvement mainly in aerospace market. He started his career in 1998 at Thales in charge of new product introduction, production management and, then purchasing commodity leader. He spent several years as Supplier Development manager and head of Supplier Quality and Supplier Development at Thales and Messier Dowty (Safran Group), in charge of developing and sustaining supplier’s maturity, performances and relationship. Since 2011, he is partner at AGILEA, a consulting & training company specialized in Supply Chain Management and Operational Excellence. Contact Damien
Caroline Mondon CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, AEFP, DDPP, DDLP, NLP Master Partitionner, Certified Board Member
Extensive experience of operations management in manufacturing companies, with 2 positions of plant manager in a mechanical and an electrical SME and a position of Supply Chain & Logistics director across 7 countries in a multinational. Implementation of Supply Chain functions in SME, expertise in Sales & Operations Plan process. Certified board member including past president of Fapics, l’association française de Supply Chain Management, promoting innovative educational approaches. APICS, DDI Instructor and co-author of AEF and of 'The Fresh Connection serious game A DD S&OP experience'. Designer of the 4th buffer: skill described in the appendixe A of the Demand driven Adaptive Enterprise book by Carol PTAK and Chad SMITH. Author of a best selling management book since 2005 in France : "Le chaînon manquant" AFNOR edition, published by Industrial Press in the US in 2016 under the title The Missing Links : A Demand Driven Detective Novel. Contact Caroline
Guy de Charette DDPP, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, SCORp
30 years proven record in business transformation and change management across global supply chain operations (garments, current and luxury consumer goods, urban furnitures and services industries, specialized distribution). He has driven supply chain implementation projects, shared service centers deployments plus IT tools associated in the field of operations, s&op, master production planning, forecasting. Contact Guy
Laurent Vigouroux CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, CSCA, BSCM, ASTP
Laurent Vis an industrial engineer and a recognized leader in the supply chain community in France. Laurent has spent 16 years in operations with both big and medium sized automotive and industrial manufacturing companies. In 2013, Laurent successfully implemented the first Demand Driven MRP project in France. This project went on to win the prestigious King of Supply Chain in France in 2015. Over the last 3 years, Laurent has assisted over 20 organizations transform to the Demand Driven methodology. Laurent also created the DDMRP management game called DDBrix which is used to explain the DDMRP methodology across the entire organization. Today Laurent is the CEO of B2Wise France, a dedicated Demand Driven trainer and software business. Contact Laurent
Anthony Fouqué TOCFE, LTP, DDPP, DDLP, ASTP
Anthony has 10 years of experience in Supply Chain & TOC Implementation. He also has experience in S&Ops implementation and Lean/TOC Strategic Planning process development. He has been serving in worldwide companies working on ETO, MTO, MTS and B2B Distribution flow environment as Manager and Director. He's willing to support Demand Driven thinking across areas like Operations, S&Ops, Strategic Planning & Breakthrough Solutions Development. Contact Anthony or on LinkedIn
Leïla Bouhali, CPIM, CSCP, Green Belt in Lean, DDPP, DDLP, ASTP
Leïla is Supply and Planning Manager at SAMES-KREMLIN (Exel group). She is running DDMRP at SAMES-KREMLIN since 2015. Previously, she worked as a consultant in supply chain management projects, a planner for food industry and she implemented an ERP system for a retailer. She became a DDP instructor in order to implement DDMRP in SAMES-KREMLIN subsidiaries and in other companies in the Exel Group. Contact Leila
Anaïs Leblanc, CSCP, DDPP, CSCA, Black Belt Lean 6 Sigma, IMCM
Anaïs is working as a Senior Manager at Citwell, a consulting company oriented towards companies acceleration through Supply Chain and Change Management. She has over 12 years experience in transformation in industrial, distribution and services sectors in international & multicultural environments. She assists the directions in creating and managing transformation projects on the business model, organization, processes & supply chain IS. Active member of Fapics since 2012, she is invested in Supply Chain innovative thinking, in particular the demand driven road, future of winning companies planning & execution practices! She is also a recognized facilitator of change in both the cultural and organizational aspects. Contact Anaïs
Pierre Abou Hamad, DDPP, Green Belt Lean Six Sigma
A truly passionate consulting professional, fond of Operations & Supply chain. I’ve spent my first 11 years of career living my customers' day-to-day jobs & reaching with them towards ambitious achievements & projects. Counting 25 companies from various industrial & service sectors & more than 30 projects. I’m still eager to have the chance to learn & discover, as well as sharing knowledge & experience. Pragmatic, efficient & resolutely team player/leader whenever fit. Let's get in touch. Contact Pierre
Antoine Gautier DDPP, DDLP
Antoine is a consultant at Citwell – a French management consulting firm specializing in supply management chain, operations, customer service and change management. Antoine has worked on several DDMRP projects in both industrial and retail segments. Full DDMRP projects include from design to on-site deployment. He has also worked on other projects including APS implementation, project management, warehouse sizing. Antoine is fully committed to the Demand Driven philosophy. Contact Antoine
Nicolas Hullot CSCP, DDPP, CDDL, IMCM
Nicolas is a consultant specialized in Supply Chain and change management. He worked for various Industries (automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, nuclear, pharmaceutic, luxury etc…) as a purchasing, procurement and quality manager. He was an executive in middle sized business for over 7 years, always aiming to improve Supply chain. Nicolas participated to the first French DDMRP implementation in 2013 and drove operationally the business with DDMRP for 3 years. He now shares his experience to help businesses structure themselves and build the right model to live in a VUCA world.
Pierre-Henri Hartmann CPIM, CSCP, DDPP
Pierre-Henri has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management and continuous improvement in various industries (pharmaceutical, mining, mechanical, automotive, etc.). He began his professional career as a buyer for Renault Truck. He then worked at a Tier 1 supplier as Supply Chain Director and Lean Project Manager. Since 2009, he is a consultant and today a partner at Axsens, a consulting company focusing on flow management. He helps industrial companies transform and adapt their supply chain to the changing environment. Pierre-Henri is a certified coach and has developed an expertise in the coaching of managers and teams. He teaches in the Master of Supply Chain programs at University of Lyon and Ecole Centrale de Lyon.
Freddy Cabrera, DDPP
Freddy is a supply chain project manager at Aperam (former Arcelormittal) currently leading DDMRP roll out in 7 European sites (from project planning and IT architecture, to post go-live support and ramp-up). He has over 5 years experience as supply chain analyst in the automotive and metallurgical industry. He became a DDP instructor to accelerate Aperam's transformation.
Christophe Alagapin, MBA, CPIM, DDPP, DDLP, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Christophe Alagapin is Senior Manager at Argon Consulting, a leading international consulting firm that specializes in operations transformation. He is in charge of transformation programs covering the design of supply chain or manufacturing strategy, process improvements, organizational changes, and implementation of IT applications to achieve competitive advantage. Christophe holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School. He has over 20 years of experience in operations management. Christophe started his career as European Supply Chain Coordinator for Baxter Healthcare. He has carried out Supply Chain projects in aeronautics, electronics, FMCG, and luxury goods. During his career, Christophe worked for blue-chip companies in Europe and the US. Contact Christophe
Damien Portmann, CPIM, CSCP, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, DDPP, DDLP
Damien is the co-founder of Alkemys Consulting, a firm dedicated to the transformation of industrial companies. With +20 years of experience in Consulting and Operations management, Damien has developed a deep expertise in supply chain for global companies and SMEs as well. He led for instance the consulting department of the Volvo Group, and prior to that he spent several years turning around OEM suppliers. Today, on top of his activities with Alkemys Consulting, Damien supports the development of many SMEs at the request of the BPI (the French investment bank) in various industries: wood, metal, plasturgy, automotive and so on. Contact Damien
François Quere, DDPP
François worked mainly in the field of industry, as a manager or as a project manager in different fields such as production, supply chain, process engineering and quality. After 17 years in operations, he chose to become a consultant as well as an instructor to make others benefit of his experience in Lean and Supply Chain. He and his company came to DDMRP to better help their customers to improve their value stream flows. Contact François
Claire Lespagnol, DDPP, DDLP, CSCA, CPIM, ASTP
Claire has been working for Michelin for 10 years in operations improvement, project management and Supply Chain. Claire is passionate about the Theory of Constraints and is an active ambassador for DDMRP in Michelin. She's looking forward to further deploy the methodology and related competencies through new projects.
Joris Terol, DDPP
Specialized in Supply Chain management and DDMRP methodology for 5 years. I successfully managed 30 DDMRP project implementations with B2wise over the 2 years in various industrial sectors (Cosmetic, Automobile, Health Care, Fashion ect..). I have trained and supported over 100+ people in using the DDMRP software of B2wise all over Europe. I am focused on people and I dedicate my organizational and pedagogical skills to my company and its customers to make sure we are all successful. Contact Joris