our 2021 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 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


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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

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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 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 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.


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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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 


Peter van Cuyck MSc, DDPP, DDLP, DDSCP

Peter holds a master’s degree in physics. He has more than 25 years of experience in implementing solutions for supply chain planning, scheduling and manufacturing mainly using SAP PP (Production Planning) and APO (Advanced Planning and Optimization). In 2018 he started the Demand Driven journey at Etex. Following a successful pilot in 2019, a global rollout was started and the solution was implemented in more than 80 production and distribution locations. Based on this work, he achieved the fellowship level endorsement from the Demand Driven Institute (DDSCP-Demand Driven Supply Chain Professional).

His current position is product manager DDMRP Solutions which in the case of Etex consist of specialized DDI compliant software, the SAP connectors and a set of Power BI Dashboards for Demand Driven S&OP. He acts as internal business consultant for all Demand Driven topics.  Peter can teach Demand Driven training in English and Dutch languages.

Contact Peter


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

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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 NovelContact 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

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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

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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.

Contact Nicolas


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.

Contact Freddy


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


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


Basile Serviere, BSc(Hons), DDPP, DDLP

Basile started his career in international transport for the garment industry (UK and Eastern Europe) before joining Michelin in 2003. He had various positions in several Supply Chain departments (distribution, forecasting,  S&OP, production planning) including management and training. He was one of the deployers of the methodology in Michelin’s European passenger car production plants. Today, he is working on extending the methodology deeper in the Michelin Group.


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



Xavier is currently the Supplychain VP Executive in Figeac Aero group, an european leading subcontractor for aerospace industry. In various positions in the company, he spent more than 10 years to manage and improve operations, organizations and supplychain. After the discovery of DDMRP in 2015, he was trained in the DDI programme (DDP, DDL, ASOP, ASTP) to transform the  the company into a Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise. By becoming an internal trainer, he intends to speed up and facilitate the change directly with his teams and achieve a major deployment in 10 plants next years.