DDL Course Textbooks
The official textbook for the DDP program is Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics (Smith and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2013).
Following on from Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning, the authoritative work on the DDMRP methodology, Demand Driven Peformance discusses how to implement demand driven smart metrics to drive and sustain dramatic gains in flow and improve ROI performance. What if the objective of minimizing unit product cost that is hardcoded into all reporting and measurement systems is simply “bad math” that drives decisions and actions that destroy ROI?
In today’s volatile, globally competitive environment, new decision-making tools are required to monitor, measure, and improve total organizational performance. Adherence to “old” operational rules, tools, and behaviors is killing competitiveness in most enterprises. A fundamental shift is required. Co-written by internationally recognized experts in the field, Demand Driven Performance explains why current measurement forms must be replaced. The authors present a demand driven blueprint and the smart metrics to maximize flow and ROI.
What industry experts are saying about this book:
The methods described in this book worked in one of the most complex manufacturing operations that you can imagine with very effective results.
Dan Eckermann, former President and CEO, LeTourneau Technologies, Inc..
Measures can align a firm on a desired goal or destroy it with bizarre behavior as each person attempts to do what is “right”. This book brings the first breakthrough in common sense metrics since Measurement Nightmare was published by the same author. Given that the market volatility has increased to never before seen levels and that customers have become more fickle, a company must be able to sense and adapt to the market. This book describes a common sense way to align the company to become demand driven and not only survive but thrive in this new age of competitiveness.
Carol Ptak, Co-Founder Demand Driven Institute
Participants should also review the official textbook from the DDP program, Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press 2018).
Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning is the authoritative work on the emerging DDMRP methodology. The text provides a clear, concise, and compelling explanation of the breakdown of conventional planning systems. This immersive textbook includes extensive examples that bring DDMRP to life across multiple industries, including vertically integrated supply chains, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), heavy fabrication and assembly, and retail and wholesale distribution.
What industry experts are saying about this book:
With the development of DDMRP and now the writing of this book, Ptak and Smith have broken through common practice to bring common sense to supply chain management. If your company is facing variability and uncertainty across your supply chain and the future looks little like the past, then this book holds the answer.
DDMRP represents the future of planning in today’s complex and volatile supply chains. Inherent flaws in the traditional planning approaches are exposed and resolved for today’s complex adaptive supply chains. With the Demand Driven Adaptive Schema and the pivotal position of Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning, this is not just a better way to plan; it is a better way to run an organization in today’s hypercompetitive environment. Operations and strategy can now easily and realistically be connected bi-directionally, allowing both to adapt to critical changes for the best return on shareholder equity. This book is the ultimate reference for this new way of life across a dynamic adaptive supply chain.
Dick Ling S&OP Consultant and author of Orchestrating Success
DDMRP Dictionary of Terms
A full listing of DDMRP terms and associated definitions.
DDAE & DDMRP Whitepapers
The Demand Driven Enterprise Model
Becoming Demand Driven requires a fundamental shift from the centrality of supply and cost based operational methods (commonly referred to as “push and promote”) to a centrality of actual demand and flow based methods (commonly referred to as “position, protect and pull”). The term “actual demand” is extremely important in distinguishing it from a re-branded and somehow superior forecasting approach.
The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model now spans the operational, tactical and strategic ranges of an organization allowing it to continuously and successfully adapt to the complex and volatile supply chains we see today. It combines the fundamental principles of flow management with the emerging new science of complex adaptive systems (CAS). It is the way that successful businesses will work in the 21st Century.
The Power of Decoupling
In this whitepaper, Chad Smith discusses the problems existing with conventional planning systems before introducing the concept of decoupling the product structure and supply chain to enable increased responsiveness, reduction of the bullwhip and a return on investment employed.
MRP – Solution or Problem
Companies around the world are working hard to optimize their supply chain, but the conventional Supply Chain planning systems they use are totally ineffective for business today and drive significant cost into the organization. All the time we hear of companies having high levels of inventory with significant material shortages driving poor customer service levels and high expedite costs. Suppliers complain of constant schedule changes, with stressed planners relying on Excel to determine what is relevant within all the exception messages MRP throws out.
In the 1970’s MRP was a great solution, but what has changed since then? Sandy Goodwin discusses the New Normal and how MRP is unable to operate an effective supply chain in this new business environment.
Demand Driven Planner (DDL)™ Training Curriculum
Module 1: Today’s Organizational Challenges
Part 1: The Rise of Complexity
Part 2: Leadership’s Challenge
Part 3: Flow as the Purpose
Part 4: The prerequisites for Relevant Information
Part 5: Conventional Distortion to Relevant Information
Module 2: Conventional Challenges to Flow
Part 1: Variability and Its Impact on Flow
Part 2: Distortions to relevant information and materials – Planning Systems
Part 3: Distortions to relevant information and materials – Finance
Part 4: The Need for Thoughtware
Module 3: A New Management Model Emerges
Module 4: The Demand Driven Operating Model
Part 1: Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
Part 2: Part 2: Demand Driven Scheduling and Shop Floor Execution
Module 5: Flow-Based Metrics
Module 6: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (DDS&OP)
Part 1: Tactical Configuration & Reconciliation
Part 2: Tactical Review
Part 3: Tactical Projection
Part 4: Tactical Exploitation
Part 5: Strategic Recommendation
Part 6: Adaptive Sales and Operations Planning (Adaptive S&OP)
Module 7: The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model Development Path
Demand Driven Institute - Global Affiliate
As a Global Affiliate to the Demand Driven Institute, High Impact Coaching & Strategies abides to maintain strict standards in the delivery of education, training and implementation of Demand Driven MRP, the Demand Driven Operation Model and the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model.
High Impact Coaching & Strategies has decades of experience promoting Demand Driven strategies across our customers’ factories and global supply chains. As a provider of Demand Flow Technology (DFT) consulting and education, combined with our supply chain education, consulting and software services we provide our customers with the capabilities to create flow, compress lead times and reduce inventory generating sustainable bottom-line benefits.
We provide our customers with cutting-edge Demand Driven solutions focused on enabling flow through the entire supply chain. Our world-class service and thought leadership mixed with a blend of real-world experience and practical training techniques will help you achieve your financial objectives.