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DDMRP (Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning) is a formal planning and execution method designed to correct the inadequacies and inappropriate rules of conventional material requirements planning (MRP) given today’s more volatile, complex and service orientated supply and manufacturing scenarios.

About the Programme

Designed by the leading authorities on DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner program is comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education. The DDP Program is THE official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam

Target Audience

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP implementation. 

DDP Programme Content

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

·        Buffer Profiles

·        Buffer Zones

·        Calculating Buffer Levels

Module 8: Dynamic Buffer Adjustments

·        Recalculated Adjustments

·        Planned Adjustments

·        Manual 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

·        Decoupled Explosion

·        Prioritized Share


Module 10: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

·        Challenging Priority by Due Date

·        Buffer Status Alerts

·        Synchronization Alerts

·        Execution Collaboration


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

·        DDS&OP

·        Analytics for Master Settings changes and model improvement

·        DDS&OP protection for critical strategic impacts


Module 13: Program Summary

·        Program Summary

·        Expected Benefits of DDMRP

·        Get Started with DDMRP


Designate Status

The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance.  The DDPP™ is earned by an individual who can apply the demand driven concepts, analyse an environment and evaluate an environment using the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology.  An individual achieves DDPP™ endorsement by successfully completing a rigorous test.  Upon successful completion of the test an endorsement certificate will be issued and the individual may begin using DDPP in their professional title.  The individual will also be issued an electronic certificate and badge for use with their social media profiles.

The official text of the DDP is Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V2 (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press 2018)

 Program and Exam Preparation

  • Program attendees should read the following white papers:
  • Participants preparing for the program should thoroughly review the DDMRP related items on the Demand Driven Institute site


Workshop Duration

2 days


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