Our Global Pool of Endorsed Instructors - Select Your Region
our 2019 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!
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
Paddy Ramalyengar DDPP
Paddy RamaIyengar is currently a Senior Consultant at Demand Driven Technologies. From 2001 to 2013 Paddy was a Sr. Technical Associate at Constraints Management Group (CMG) a leader in the development of Demand Driven operational principles including Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP). Paddy has been personally involved in dozens of implementations of the Demand Driven concepts across a wide array of industries including aerospace, FMCG, wood products, heavy assembly, machining and fabrication and life sciences. Before moving to US, he was with a multi-national corporation, Indian Aluminum Compnay. INDAL was Aluminum Company of Canada’s subsidiary in India. He served INDAL for 19 years in Engineering, Materials and Operations functions. Contact Paddy
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
Sandy Goodwin, DDPP
As CEO and founding partner, Sandy Goodwin leads High Impact Coaching & Strategies to deliver its global client base with a demand driven manufacturing and supply chain solution that combines Demand Flow Technology (DFT) and DDMRP through the provision of training, consulting and technology.
Sandy has an Honours degree in Industrial Engineering and an Executive Management Diploma awarded by the UK’s Chartered Management Institute. His industrial experience covers ten years in UK manufacturing, working up from Line Manager to Plant Manager, and for the last 16 years he has been delivering demand driven consulting and training services to leading international companies. As a prominent practitioner of DFT and supply chain strategies, he has transformed companies across a wide range of industry sectors driving high levels of response capability, lead time compression, improved productivity & capacity, reduction in working capital and Cost of Goods Sold. Contact Sandy
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.
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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
Sébastien Raba DDPP
Sebastien worked more than 10 years as consultant for the supply chain, especially in production, planning, scheduling, load/capacity balancing, development of indicators and visual management.
His multi-level contact ease is an asset for change management. Sebastien is results-oriented and support customers in the diagnosis phase as well as in the implementation and co-piloting of operational activities. The diversity of his fields of activity confers him a great knowledge of current supply chain issues. Sébastien recently specialized himself in Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise. Furthermore, he regularly conducts the serious game “DDBrix” and is currently working on the new Distribution serious game.
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, 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
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
Frédéric Picano, DDPP
Pharmacist and Engineer specialized in operations management, I have more than 15 years experience in end to end Supply Chain Management (manufacturing site, planning, purchasing, distribution, logistics, sales admin, Global projects ) working for pharma and IVD business (Solvay, Abbott healthcare, bioMerieux). I am driven by the passion to support my company in improving customer satisfaction. With my entrepreneurial spirit, my vision and my leadership by influence, I am used to manage the transformation of operations in international and complex environments/organizations. Contact Frédéric
Thomas Couteron CPIM, DDPP, DDLP
Thomas is a consultant and trainer for AGILEA, a firm specialized in Supply Chain Management and Operational Excellence. With AGILEA, he worked on several projects related to supply chain management, operational performance, organizational changes, etc. He also took part in several DDMRP deployment project in various industries (chemistry, mechanical industry, cosmetics). He is also regularly facilitates Flow Simulation Game trainings, the digital serious game to experience DDMRP, developed by AGILEA and endorsed by DDI. Contact Thomas
DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Andrea Walbert CPIM, CSCP, PLS, DDPP
Andrea Walbert (CPIM, CSCP, PLS, CDDP) is the Managing Director of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH, an education expert in operations and supply chain management. She has been teaching SCM and Operations Management for many years and is a certified trainer for APICS CPIM and CSCP and DDI CDDP. Andrea has more than 15 years professional experience in implementing and changing global SCM and IT processes. She has worked as Director Supply Chain Tools & Infrastructure at Qimonda AG, IT Project Manager at Infineon Technologies AG, Supply Chain Manager at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, and Senior IT Consultant at BearingPoint Consulting in Germany. Contact Andrea
Christian Voye CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, DDLP, DDPP
Christian Voye (CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P and CDDP) is working as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Supply Chain Consultant in a global Industry & Transportation Paint Company. He has over 20 Years of experience in R&D-, transformational and Continuous improvement projects combining Production, Lean, Six Sigma and Supply Chain Knowledge working with all levels of the organization. Christian is a Trainer for APICS CPIM and CSCP and CDDP. He as well has experience as an internal Trainer for Lean; Six Sigma and Advanced Supply Chain Concepts. He holds a Diploma in Physics (Nonlinear Physics) from the University of Münster. Contact Christian
Marco Klein DDDP, DDLP
Marco Klein is working as a Supply Chain Management Consultant and heading the Center of Excellence for Inventory Management at CAMELOT Consulting Group. He has been working in multiple international Supply Chain projects and has been responsible for the successful implementation of Demand Driven LEAN Supply Chain planning processes across different industries. With a profound expertise of SAP technology, he has gained significant experience in the realization of Demand Driven planning processes based on SAP planning systems (SAP APO and SAP IBP). Contact Marco
Dr. Ulrich Wetterauer DDPP
Ulrich is a Principal at CAMELOT Consulting Group, a major German value chain consultancy, with 20 years of experience in different leading consulting positions. He is head of a team responsible for Value Chain Management & Configuration and has been successfully advising major multinational clients as solution architect and thought leader for delivering highly successful design and planning projects. Recently, Ulrich has been focusing on helping clients to significantly improve performance by designing and realizing demand-driven solutions. Contact Ulrich
Markus Kuhl DDPP, DDLP, CSCP
Markus is a Supply Chain expert responsible for the Competence Center “Value Chain Strategy & Performance” at CAMELOT Consulting Group. He has >10 years professional experience, mostly in managing consulting. As CSCP (APICS), DDPP, CDDP, and CDDL, Markus has deep knowledge of supply chain concepts and lots of experience in adopting those concepts in practice. During the last years, Markus was involved in many SC transformation projects across different industries like Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Chemicals, Steel, and Manufacturing helping his clients to reach the next level of Value Chain maturity with demand-driven concepts. Contact Markus
Alfredo Angrisani DDPP
Alfredo Angrisani has over 30 years experience in industry and distribution, in a number of management roles, in operations, IT and sales, in Italy and France. He’s worked across several industries: construction equipment and spare parts, food, fashion, building elements, and publishing. He’s been in charge of sales administration & planning and IT at Toyota Industrial Equipment Italy for 6 years. In 2006 decided to become an independent professional and management consultant. Alfredo is a certified CPIM, TOC, DDPP and ScrumMaster, works with Festo Academy and other prominent management schools to assist entrepreneurs and managers to deal with the ‘new normal’ of business and distribution. Contact Alfredo
Alessandro Gaiani DDPP
Alessandro has over 20 years of experience in business processes re-engineering and design of digital environments in the supply chain, particularly in manufacturing SMEs. He graduated in Physics and is an amateur musician, understanding how to combine scientific rigor and creativity. Currently, Alessandro is a senior Project Manager, a managing partner of Omega Gruppo and co-leader of the Renovo Intelligent Unit. He was the first in Italy to design and certify the DDMRP software (2017) and publish a case study (2018). Now he manages the team that applies this method and these technologies in client businesses. Contact Alessandro
Ivan Lavatelli PMP, CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, DDPP
Ivan leads the Operations practice for PwC Italy. He has almost 20 years of consulting experience in numerous Supply Chain Management and Industrial Engineering fields: Supply Chain (re-)Design, Production Planning and Control, New Products Introduction Planning, World Class Production Systems Implementation, Lean Manufacturing, Work Standardization, Resource Management, Industrial Cost Control and Company-wide Turnaround Programs. Ivan has a Degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from PMI (Project Management Institute) combined with APICS CPIM, CSCP and SCOR-P certifications. As a certified instructor in the disciplines of Supply Chain (APICS and DDI), Industrial Engineering and Project Management, Ivan has contributed to the development of hundreds of Operations Professionals in multiple industries, complementing educational activities with implementation support (process redesign, change management, technological enablement and shopfloor execution). Contact Ivan
Giuseppe Lovecchio CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CLTD-F, SCOR-P, DDPP, DDLP, AEFP, PMP, CMC, CSCTA, IASSC-CGB, ELA EMLog, Prince2 & ITIL Foundation
Giuseppe has over 30-years hands-on experience on supply chain and operations, working in multi-cultural and complex global corporations, as supply chain director and deputy managing director. He founded Lovecchio Consulting in 2005, performing an intense activity for the successful application of supply chain and operations solutions, with proven results (warehouse design, lean implementations, inventory reductions, etc). He is an APICS Master Instructor since 2011, Subject Matter Expert for APICS CLTD & CSCP learning system, qualified business instructor EQF7 European grade, and author of various articles. His primary focus is on the systemic and pragmatic deployment of the business strategy in strategic, tactical and operational results, through a transparent, collaborative and productive approach. Contact Giuseppe
Pierluigi Pizzo DDPP
Co Founder of Omega Group, parent company of Italian Tech & Consulting Companies, currently head of the Intelligent Unit Renovo, I’m the Company Digital & Business Transformation leader. Since 1985, in the IBM world first and in Omega then, I’ve been helping and driving customers to the operational excellence, mapping flows, processes and technologies. I’m a multipotentialite and I’m able to develop projects and solutions in a creative and at the same time pragmatic way. Thanks to the know-how and skills acquired over the years, I have brought value to hundreds of companies, in the fields of Production, Supply Chain, Project Management and Distribution. Contact Pierluigi
Claudio Vettor, DDPP
Claudio has almost 25 years of consulting experience in numerous Supply Chain Management and Industrial Engineering fields: Production Planning and Control, New Products Introduction Planning, World Class Production Systems Implementation, Work Standardization, Resource Management. Claudio has a degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science at the Politecnico di Milano and also has a Masters in Economics and Business Administration degree. As a Theory of Constraints practioner Claudio has contributed to the development of hundreds of Professionals in multiple industries, complementing educational activities with implementation support (process redesign, change management, technological enablement and shopfloor execution). Contact Claudio
Aleksander Sosnowski DDPP, CSCP
Aleksander has 13 years in supply chain business – 10 years in Operations Management, 3 last years in Management Consulting. Career path started in 2003 at automotive Tier1 supplier as warehouse specialist. Then gradually climbing leadership ladder as team leader and supervisor at 3PL contract logistics, materials manager at greenfield automotive supplier, logistics, warehous and project manager at co-packing giant. Later on full scope logistics director in highly dynamic commercial device business and finally interim manager with versatile supply chain assignments. Since early career focused on improving and optimizing business processes with Lean, Six Sigma, TOC and recently DDMRP. Aleksander holds APICS CSCP certificate, ELA EJLog certificate and is also Six Sigma Green Belt. University of Maryland Executive MBA graduate and M.Eng. in Logistics from Wroclaw University of Technology. Husband and father of a great son. Contact Aleksander
Tomasz Sokołowski, DDPP
27 years of experience with large proficiency in managing supply chain in cosmetics, household detergents, FMCG, pharmaceutical, automotive and consulting industries.
Worked on senior managemental positions at Unilever, Wrigley’s, SABMiller, US Pharmacia, Kiel, Firestone and (actually) MPM. Main areas of expertise include strategic planning, production planning and scheduling, procurement of direct production materials and non-direct materials, team management, negotiations, implementation of integrated management systems, optimization of operational processes, training. Contact Tomasz
Mihail Mate DDPP
Mihail Mate is currently an independent consultant with an experience of more than 10 years in providing Supply Chain related trainings and projects for teams of multinational companies. He worked in Supply Chain since 2001 in various industries and positions, mostly as a Supply Chain Manager. As a consultant, he delivered projects focused on stock reduction, supply chain design, ERP implementation, strategic supplier improvement etc. Mihail is an analytic person with a passion for everything related to Supply Chain; he strongly believes that the DDI approach IS the future and is committed to assist as many companies as possible in their journey to the next level. Contact Mihail
Russia and Ukraine
Sviatoslav Oliinyk DDPP
Co-founder of Representative office of Demand Driven Institute in CIS region, business trainer and supply chain management consultant at ABM Cloud. Experienced in business process re-engineering, project management using Lean, 6 Sigma and ToC in retail, distribution and production. Certified expert in Innovative Solutions for Supply Chain optimization, specialized in DDMRP methodology education and implementation. Author of various case studies and business media publications, event speaker, founder and coordinator of business training clubs, practicing expert in corporate culture development, coaching, team building. Contact Sviatoslov
Andrey Lapshin DDPP
Andrey is a practicing supply chain management consultant helping companies to navigate the path of digital transformation and drive growth. As processes and systems change, he integrates Lean, 6 Sigma, TOC, QRM and of course DDMRP approaches. Andrey is an IT architect, he has more than 20 successful IT projects, including the implementation of ERP systems. A systematic approach to work and change management skills helps him to reveal causal relationships to people, allowing them to understanding the underlying problem. Andrey is very happy to participate in the development of DDMRP in Russia and is open to cooperation. Contact Andrey
Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic States
Christoph Lenhartz MBA, Jonah, TOCICO-certified, Certified Consultant (bdvb) , DDPP, DDLP
Christoph Lenhartz (MBA, Jonah, TOCICO-certified, Certified Consultant (bdvb) , CDDP) is Founding Partner of Catena Strategies is, a leading expert in project, operations, and supply chain consulting based on sound and proven methodologies. In over 20 years he has acquired a wide-ranging, international experience in industry, as a successful entrepreneur and also a leader of management consulting teams in high complexity TOC implementations. He has lead strategic, business transformation, supply chain management and IT projects and his expertise also includes post-merger integration of supply chain operations for major international groups. Contact Christoph
Spain & Portugal
Manuel Castro DDPP, DDLP, Jonah
Manuel is at Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid (Spain) as a Visiting Professor. He is an Endorsed CDDP Instuctor and is currently a Cofounder and Managing Partner of CMG Consultores, a company specialized in the implementation of TOC and DDMRP and the Demand Driven Institute Affiliate in Spain. CMG Consultores is the leader in Europe in Critical Chain Implementations with more than 60 successful implementations, and the pioneer in DDMRP Implementations in Europe. Clients include: CIE AUTOMOTIVE, TELEVES, ANAV, ABB, INDRA, IBERIA MANTENIMIENTO, ITP, TUBACEX, and MONDRAGON CORPORACION.Manuel is Industrial Engineer graduated (Industrial Organization specialized) from Universidad de Vigo (Spain). He has a postgraduate in Logistics (Spanish Center of Logistics) at Colegio de Ingenieros Industriales de Vigo. He was instructed in T.O.C. (Theory of Constraints) at the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute Academy (New Haven, CT, USA). Contact Manuel
Jordi Ballester Alomar DDPP
Jordi Ballester is CEO and founder of ForgeFlow (www.forgeflow.com), a Business and IT Consulting Services company specializing in ERP implementations using Odoo. Jordi has provided ERP consulting services in the last 15 years, participating in medium and large international Odoo and SAP implementation projects as a consultant and project manager. Jordi is very active in the Odoo community, as author, reviewer and Board Member of the Odoo Community Association. Jordi holds degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Business Management Sciences. Jordi is co-author of ForgeFlow the first and only Odoo based DDMRP and DDS&OP compliant software. Contact Jordi
Lois Rilo Antelo DDPP
Lois Rilo is Consultant at ForgeFlow (www.forgeflow.com), a Business and IT Consulting Services company specializing in ERP implementations using Odoo. Lois is very active in the Odoo community, as author, reviewer on features in different areas, especially Logistics and Manufacturing. Lois has an industrial engineering background, he got his Industrial Engineering degree at Universidade de Vigo and his Master in Industrial Engineering and Automation at UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Lois is co-author of ForgeFlow the first and only Odoo based DDMRP and DDS&OP compliant software. Contact Lois
Diego Horcajada DDPP, CDDL
Diego is a truly passionate supply chain professional. With a Masters of Advance Studies in Supply Chain Management from the International Institute for the Management of Logistics and Supply Chain – IML, Diego brings 18 years of practical experience in supply chain management and consulting.
Diego started his career in supply chain consulting with a boutique consulting firm based in the EPFL Innovation Center (Switzerland) in 2002. Between 2005 and 2017 he developed his international expertise across different supply chain roles in Nestlé, ranging from supply chain development and management to supply chain planning IT solutions lead. In 2018, he obtained a degree in Business Sustainability from the University of Saint Gallen. Since 2019, Diego leads the Supply Chain Consulting firm IPros, where he aims to promote and deploy the DDMRP methodologies across Switzerland and western Europe. Contact Diego
Patrick Rigoni PhD, DDPP, DDLP, Lean Six Sigma, Master Black Belt
Patrick has 15 years of experience in manufacturing, Operational Excellence and Supply Chain, holding as well line roles as strategic advisory roles. Patrick started his career in line roles in J&J‘s manufacturing plants gaining hands-on experience in manufacturing and packaging of regulated goods. Later, as a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Assessor and expert user of computer simulation modeling he was active in several transformative supply chain projects. In 2013 he co-founded SmartChain, which mission is to help its clients to transform their supply chain operating models and achieve operational excellence. He is a native Italian and French speaker and is fluent in English and German. Contact Patrick
United Kingdom & Ireland
Roger Fleury, DDPP
Roger is currently Practise Lead at Shea Global UK, a Microsoft Gold Partner focused on delivering world class cloud-based systems for businesses operating internationally. Roger combines 30+ years of experience working as a solutions consultant in ERP and Supply Chain systems with strong technical, strategic and change management skills. Contact Roger.
Richard House, DDPP
Richard is a committed supply chain professional and executive coach with a varied background in consultancy and senior level supply chain management. Having spent over 30 years implementing forecasting and APS solutions for fresh food and FMCG clients, Richard is now an enthusiastic champion of DDMRP for its ability to deliver visible and sustainable transformations in supply chain performance. Richard has extensive experience of directing successful cross-functional demand and supply planning projects and he is passionate about creating systems and processes that empower and motivate people to make a real difference. Richard is a graduate of Cambridge University, a creative problem solver and the sort of person you’d want to have with you on a desert island! Contact Richard.
Paulo José Félix de Freitas, MSc Eng, CPIM-Fellow, CSCP, DDPP
Mestre em Engenharia de Produção e Instrutor APICS e DDI, com mais de 30 anos de experiência gerenciando projetos de Supply Chain de ponta-a-ponta em industrias de manufatura no nível regional e global, em posições executivas e de consultoria. Fundador da EPCS - Educação Profissional da Cadeia de Suprimentos, empresa dedicada à educação de profissionais na área de SCM.
Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, APICS and DDI Instructor, over 30 years of experience in managing Supply Chain projects from end-to-end in regional and global manufacturing industries, in executive and consulting positions. Founder of EPCS - Educação Profissional da Cadeia de Suprimentos, dedicated to the education of professionals in the Supply Chain Management field. Contact Paulo.
Alfonso Navarro Bustamante MBA, DDPP, DDLP, IC3PM, IBP (S&Op), TOC, Lean Expert
is Member of the Board, International Speaker and Consultant in Strategy, Supply Chain and Operations Management with more than 20 years of successful experience in large companies in Latin America and Asia. He is a well known consultant recognized for their significant results refocusing strategy of his clients, building Sustainable Competitive Advantages, redesigning their Supply Chains, building and improving their S&OP processes, and achieving superior performance in service levels, inventory turnover, sales, thereby increasing their profitability and reducing the pressure of more investment because of the growth or financial situations of these organizations. As international speaker and postdegree professor, he has trained thousands of executives and professionals in these areas. He is former Country Manager of Goldratt Consulting, TOC and Lean Expert, and CEO of K2 Solutions, a Demand Driven Institute´s affiliate for Latin America and Partner of Supply Chain Excellence Community. Contact Alfonso
David Poveda DDPP, DDLP
Civil Engineer, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia, 1984
M.A.Sc Project Management, University of British Columbia, 1988
Managing Director, Industrias Metálicas Corsan, 1992-1997
Lean-TOC Consultant 1997-2013
Director, Owner, Flowing Consultoría
Senior Partner FlowSoft, DDMRP based software
Certified Demand Driven Planner, CDDP, Certified Critical Chain Project Manager, IC3PM
External professor in undergraduate and graduate courses at EIA in different time periods since 1989. Member of the board of several companies since 1999, including Procopal, PQP, Clínica Medellín, Incoal, etc. Contact David
Juan Camilo Trujillo, DDPP
Juan Camilo Trujillo Cadavid. Mechanical Engineer and Production Post Graduate Program of Universidad Eafit. CDDL / DDPP certified by the DDI. In the last 20 years he has led the operations area of several manufacturing companies. Expert in Lean Manufacturing, DDMRP, TOC, MRP I and II. Professor in the MBA of Universidad Eafit and Fundación Universitaria Ceipa. Teacher in the Post Graduate Program of Costs of the Universidad Eafit and the Icesi University (Throughput Accounting). Co-founder of the company WA SOLUTIONS. His last position was Vice President of Operations of Compañía de Empaques S.A. to then dedicate himself to the company WA SOLUTIONS as Executive Director. Contact Juan Camilo.
Alex Donoso, MBA, MSCM, CLTD, DDPP
Alex was born in Ecuador, he holds an international Master Degree in Supply Chain Management & Logistics ( España) and an Executive Master Degree in Business Administration (Ecuador). He is an Mechanical Engineer with over 17 years of experience in Supply Chain Business, Supply Chain Design, Manufacturing and optimization process. He is founder and Director of Centro Ecuatoriano para la Excelencia Operacional (APICS Channel Partner and Demand Driven Affiliate). He has led key processes of the internal supply chain, as well as the generation of new business through projects oriented to design, optimization and execution of the extended supply chain for companies in sectors such as: automotive, petrochemical, agroindustrial, food and beverages, mass consumption, technology, lubricants, metalworking among others. Please visit his Linkedin Profile or contact Alex. Contact Alex.
Bruno Acosta, DDPP, DDLP, CPIM, CSCP, Jonah, CLTD, SCOR-P
Bruno has 26 years in Supply Chain bussiness, 15 years as Business Process Improvement Consultant. Actuary by National University of México. Founder of SAPIX Technologies. APICS Master Instructor for CPIM & CSCP programs, APICS Master instructor for Instructor Training. Experienced Consultant for Automotive, Aerospace and Food Processing Industries. President of the APICS Querétaro Chapter, TOC Expert, SCOR(R) (Supply Chain Operations Reference model) Implementation Consultant, Contributor to the SCOR V.12 (body of knowledge ), ERP Implementator. Bruno have helped several companies to develop competitive advantages and evolve their Supply Chains. Contact Bruno.
Gustavo Benitez CPIM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP
Senior Business Professional with over 30 years’ experience with world-class companies managing major projects around the world. Mr. Benitez’ management experience includes sales of large-scale ERP and Supply Chain software and implementations, process and supply chain improvement, BI software sales and implementations, IT services for the financial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and food processing industries. Mr. Benitez is a Master CPIM and CSCP recognized by APICS, DDPP and DDLP recognized by DDI and also a certified consultant for Glomark-Governan in their Economic Value Creation Methodology focusing in measuring the economic value of IT projects. He has consistently produced outstanding results in reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving quality. He is a frequent speaker and instructor for the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and was selected to receive the State of Nuevo Leon's Quality Award for his exceptional achievements within Vitro IT operations.
Osvaldo Elizondo, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, DDPP
Osvaldo has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain Management. Holds Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP), Demand Driven Leader Professional (DDLP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certification in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Certifications. Currently serves as Business Partner and Supply Chain / Demand Driven Consulting Director in Advanced Value Chain Institute for North America projects and as Professor in the Post Graduate of Supply Chain program in UANL University. Contact Osvaldo.
Omar Moya, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P, DDPP
Omar believes in the transformation capability of Supply Chain Management and he has devoted his career to being a living proof of it by performing most of the Supply Chain roles and leading successful implementation of S&OP processes, MPS, MRP deployment among others. Currently he holds a position directly related with the transformation of the end to end Supply Chain at AMPHENOL, creating a vision and moving the cross-functional teams along than path, to achieve both tactical and strategic goals. He has had the opportunity to deliver external consulting services for one of the main consulting firms in the region, recording success on that endeavor. He has served on the Board of Directors for APICS El Paso/Juarez chapter. Contact Omar.
Jesus Mendoza CPIM, CLTD, DDPP, DDLP
Industrial Engineer with a Master of engineering by National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has being working in supply chain management over 10 years mainly in manufacturing sector (Automotive and Aeronautical) in large companies as ZF, Flex-N-Gate, Bombardier and Nexteer automotive where he helped to improve planning processes as S&OP, MPS and MRP linking theory and practice. TOC practitioner and APICS instructor since 2018 for CPIM and CLTD certifications. Believer that well applied theory can improve results, but more important, people’s life. Contact Jesus.
Arturo Perez Parra, DDPP
Arturo is an Industrial Engineer from ITESM University with over 19 years of International Experience on Supply Chain Management in several industries including Automotive, Appliances, Metal-Mechanic and Electronics. Currently, he works for Lear Corporation for the Leather Division as Regional Operations Planning Manager (7 facilities). He is also part of "The Supply Chain Excellence Community", APICS CPIM Instructor, Leadership Instructor, ERP Implementer and start-up's Expert. Contact Arturo.
Ken Titmuss CFPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, CPF, PLS, CS&OP, CSCA, CLTD, DDPP, DDLP, DDFP
Ken is an APICS Master Instructor for the CPIM, CSCP, CLTD as well as for the APICS Instructor Development Programs: Train-the-Trainer and Learning Dynamics for Instructors. In addition, he has obtained his SCOR-P qualification from the Supply Chain Council as well as the CPF certification from the Institute of Business Forecasting, the PLS qualification from ASTL, the CS&OP certification and more recently CDDP, CDDL, DDPP. DDLP and DDFP from the DDI. Contact Ken
Liezl Smith CPIM, CSCP, DDPP, CPF, ACPF, SCOR-P, PrENG
Liezl Smith got her Industrial Engineering degree from Stellenbosch University in 1997 and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Engineering Management at the University of Pretoria. She was one of first in the world to obtain the APICS CSCP designation – Certified Supply Chain Professional – from APICS, the Association for Operations Management. She has also earned the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) designation from APICS. She is one of the first in Africa to obtain CPF and ACPF designations – Certified Professional Forecaster and Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster - from the Institute of Business Forecasting. Other certifications obtained are SCOR-P from the APICS Supply Chain Council and CDDP from the Demand Driven Institute. She is also certified a European Master Logistician through the European Logistics Association (ELA). She is currently an authorized instructor for APICS CPIM, APICS CSCP, IBF CPF and IS