The Demand Driven Planner Program was designed with the specific purpose to educate Supply Chain & Operations Management personnel on the methods and applications of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP). The DDP is internationally accredited by the IISB.
Upon successful completion of the exam participants receive a DDP certificate and may place “DDP” in their professional title.
What is DDMRP?
DDMRP is a way to reduce lead time, absorb incredible amounts of supply chain variability and volatility, and improve return on capital employed all at the same time and all without compromise.
Demand Driven MRP is the latest ‘revolution’ in supply chain materials planning and execution since traditional MRP was introduced to the manufacturing world way back in 1975 and since then it hasn’t changed. But the world we trade in has, significantly.
Those supply chain pioneers that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing DDMRP, have and are achieving almost unbelievable, incredible results such as:-
- Really significant reductions in Lead Times – this alone results in huge benefits for the supply chain.
- Achieving customer service levels of above 99% – which have been virtually unheard of using other traditional methodologies.
- Inventory reductions of 40 to 50% – but at the same time having the right levels of the right inventory.
- Implementation time is in weeks, not months – which we are used to with our current ERP implementations.
All of the above is resulting in a much higher Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) which is the ‘Brass ring’ for which all companies are grasping in order to delight their Shareholders.
Become a leader and a hero in your business and your supply chains. Take heed of the quote from one company that has implemented this methodology – “Be warned, make sure your competitors don’t get hold of this before you do – you could get left in their dust!”
Recently Gartner has included the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program in its Market Guide for Supply Chain Certification Programs. It is one of ten programs in the guide.