DDP Course Textbooks
The official textbook for the DDP program is Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press 2016). A new 2nd edition was published on 20th February 2018 and includes updated graphics and a new section on the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise.
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
If you wish to get a greater understanding on the critical issues existing in conventional planning systems prior to joining the DDP class then you should consider reading Precisely Wrong – Why Conventional Planning Fails and How to Fix It (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2017).
In the 1970’s MRP became the way of life for supply order generation and synchronization throughout the world. Yet the people that interact with MRP everyday know that something is very wrong. They may not be able to explain exactly why, but they know that if they did exactly what MRP told them to do, it would have disastrous consequences for their company and their career.
What if there was one fatal flaw in MRP that makes it distort the relevant information that planners, companies, and supply chains are desperately seeking? What if correcting this one fatal flaw would allow the promise of MRP to be attained and the bullwhip to be effectively mitigated? Precisely Wrong: Why Conventional Planning Fails and How to Fix It will expose this fatal flaw and trace its impact to everyday situations encountered by planners and buyers and the larger supply chain.
DDMRP Dictionary of Terms
A full listing of DDMRP terms and associated definitions.
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.
Lean Finds a Friend in DDMRP
Carol Ptak and Chad Smith set out the conflicts that MRP has with Lean Manufacturing. They then go on to discuss the benefits of Flow and how this helps the promotion of Lean and Demand Flow Technology.
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 (DDP)™ Training Curriculum
Module 1: Planning in the Modern World
The MRP Revolution
Evidence of a Problem
The New Normal
Module 2: The Importance of Flow
Plossl’s First Law
Demonstrate Flow’s importance in industry
Plossl’s Law Caveat
The Bullwhip Effect
Module 3: Unlocking a Solution – Decoupling
Module 4: Becoming Demand Driven
“MRP versus Lean” Conflict
What “Demand Driven” really means
Demand Driven Operating Model
Demand Driven MRP
Module 5: Strategic Inventory Positioning
Six Positioning Factor
Decoupled Lead time
Matrix Bill of Material
Module 6: Distribution Network Positioning
Unique Distribution Positioning Factors
Compare and contrast demand driven to push and promote
Positioning across a supply chain
Module 7: Buffer Profiles and Levels
Inventory – Asset or Liability
Calculating Buffer Levels
Module 8: Dynamic Buffer Adjustments
Factors for Planning Adjustment Factors
Module 9: Demand Driven Planning
Part Planning Designations
DDMRP Planning Process
Supply Order Generation for Stocked Items
DDDRP Supply Order Generation Considerations
Supply Generation for Non-Stocked Items
Module 10: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution
Challenging Priority by Due Date
Buffer Status Alerts
Module 11: DDMRP and the Operational Environment
DDMRP Strategic Buffer Criteria
DDMRP and Safety Stock
DDMRP and Order Point
DDMRP and Scheduling
DDMRP and WIP Priority Management
Compare/contrast MRP, Lean and DDMRP
Module 12: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning
Analytics for Master Settings changes and model improvement
DDS&OP protection for critical strategic impacts
Module 13: Program Summary
Expected Benefits of DDMRP
Get Started with DDMRP
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.