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The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals (DDSCF)™ program is designed to demonstrate the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain approaches dominated by MPS, MRP and DRP and the emerging flow-based approaches including the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE)Model. 

About the Programme

The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals program is comprised of 4 chapters of in-depth education over two days. The DDSCF Program is THE official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Fundamentals Professional (DDFP)™ certification test.  The course is delivered in an innovative educational approach intended to share the modern vocabulary of supply chain management between all departments and all level of responsibilities including the shareholder.  This program promises to accelerate the enthusiasm for and proliferation of flow-based tactics throughout industry and large corporations.  It is the ideal program to support large Demand Driven transformations.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is NOT intended to be an in-depth exploration of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) or the larger Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM).  This course reveals the evolution of planning and execution systems and establishes the reason for and place of DDMRP and the DDOM in today's complex and volatile supply chains.  This program WILL introduce the different forms of buffers in order to protect and promote flow including time, stock, capacity and people skills.

Target Audience

The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals workshop is designed to introduce individuals working in all areas of an organisation to the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain approaches and emerging and evolving flow-based approaches culminating in Demand Driven.

From Planners, to the CEO including individuals in Human Resources, Marketing, Sales and Finance, inexperienced and experienced – all will benefit significantly from this course facilitated by outstanding supply chain professionals endorsed by the Demand Driven Institute.  They will not only share the fundamental hard skills but also the soft skills required to turn a traditionally managed company into a dynamic, demand driven adaptive enterprise!

DDSCF Programme Content

Chapter 1: The New Normal in Industry

PART 1 - The Company and its Variable Environment

1.1 Marketing considerations

1.2 Financial considerations

1.3 Supply Chain considerations


PART 2 - Concepts of Supply Chain Management

2.1 Manufacturing Tactics

2.2 Inventory management

2.3 Information management


Chapter 2: Traditional processes and tools

PART 3 - Fundamental Processes of all Companies

3.1 Static data management

3.2 Total quality management & TPM applied to Supply Chain

3.3 Reference models


PART 4 - Conventional IT Tools and Planning Systems

4.1 MRP


4.3 IT tools

Chapter 3: Giants of Industrial Flow

PART 5 - Modern Flow Based Systems

5.1 A history of flow

5.2 From Toyota Production System to Lean

5.3 Theory of Constraints


PART 6 - Demand Driven Flow

6.1 Relevant Information

6.2 Failure of the conventional approach

6.3 Direction of a solution - DDMRP


Chapter 4: From Linear to Adaptive

PART 7 - Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise

7.1 Systemic model for relevant information

7.2 Bidirectional reconciliation with DDS&OP

7.3 Metrics coherence


PART 8 - Maturity Model to Become Adaptive

8.1 Change Management

8.2 Skills Evolution

8.3 Road Maps


Designate Status

Demand Driven Fundamentals Professional (DDFP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance.  DDFP™ demonstrates that an individual understands the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain approaches dominated by MPS, MRP and DRP and the emerging flow-based approaches including the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model.

Programme and Exam preparation

·        The official text of the DDSCF is The Missing Links (Caroline Mondon, Industrial Press 2016)

·        Program attendees should review the Demand Driven Institute Dictionary.

·        Participants preparing for the course should thoroughly review the download section on this site.

It is recommended that participants read the book before attending the program.


Workshop Duration

2 Days


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