Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Online Classes


Demand Driven Institute (DDI)™ is the global authority on Demand Driven education, training, certification, & compliance. Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) offers the Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ program in an instructor-supported online format. Participants are assigned to a certified instructor who supports their learning activities throughout the course.

Courses & Start Dates

Demand Driven Planner (DDP™) Instructor Supported Online Class Dates (PDF)

This asynchronous class will be 8 weeks long and breaks down each part of the DDMRP™ process in more detail. Students can be located anywhere in the world because it is all online. Students may work on their assignments at any point throughout the week as long as their assignment is completed by 11:59PM each Sunday evening, Central Time. There are no ‘scheduled times’ where students need to gather to complete their work. All work may be completed 24/7.

Fees & Books

Introductory course fee of $1,095 Per Person - Class without the Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning Book. Participant is required to have the book at the beginning of class. Please plan accordingly.

Introductory course fee of $1,170 Per Person - Class includes the Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning eBook V3, (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2019) self-study access & courseware.

Course fee of $805 Per Person – Class option is for Students currently enrolled in a program at any college or university. The eBook is included with this online course. After registration, send an unofficial transcript to for verification of you program enrollment.

If you prefer a printed textbook, feel free to purchase the book on your own from Industrial Press.

The official course material, Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V3 (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2019), is required for this online course. The format is optional. It can be E-Book or printed textbook.

Online Classroom Benefits

Benefits of Online DDP™ Class at FVTC

In collaboration with DDI™, the FVTC instructor-supported online Demand Driven Planner (DDP™) course is an exciting, new delivery option for the Demand Driven market.

Flexible delivery option with an experienced online college. FVTC Supply Chain Solutions team has delivered online asynchronous classes for over 17 years, and the college holds accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

Earn academic credit with this college-level class. Successful students will earn 2 academic credits, 3.6 CEUs. The online course contains the following features:

  • Contains voice-over presentations from DDMRP originators, Chad Smith and Carol Ptak.
  • Includes a printable PDF copy of the PowerPoint slide deck.
  • Apply the concepts with robust Excel-based practice problems which promote the application of the DDMRP process. These can also be used as templates for implementing these concepts in your organization.
  • Test your knowledge of concepts and terms with progress quizzes and vocabulary exercises.
  • Engage with interactive, and animated learning activities to build your understanding of key topics.
  • Connect and collaborate in active weekly discussions that promote key concepts and build an online learning community with course members.
  • Evaluate your readiness for the certification exam with a post-test that allows you to gauge your growth.
  • Provides the support of an experienced, certified, and responsive instructor. Your instructor will respond within one business day, and is available by email, phone, or video conferencing.

Fox Valley Technical College’s Instructor for Demand Driven Planner: Gaylen Haas, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P, AEF, DDPP, DDLP, C.P.M., CPSM.

Gaylen Haas has over 25 years of Supply Chain and Materials Management experience. He has held titles of Group Director of Materials and Planning, Director of Supply Chain, Materials Manager, Operations Manager, Supervisor of Central Production Control, Master Planner, and Shop Floor Controller. Haas has spent many of these years of experience in the automotive, building products, and medical industries.

Helpful Links

For testing instructions: Demand Driven Institute

For more information on the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam, visit Demand Driven Planner Professional

DDP Class Enrollment Instructions (PDF)


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FVTC Provides Worldwide Service

Our online APICS CPIM and APICS CSCP participants span the globe. Following is a list of represented countries and regions:

Antigua  |  Argentina  |  Austria  |  Bangladesh   |  Belgium  |  Bosnia/Herzegovina  |  Brazil  |  Bulgaria  |   Canada  |  Chile  |  China  |  Colombia  |  Croatia  |  Czech Republic  |  Denmark  |  Dominican Republic  |  Ecuador  |  Egypt  | Equatorial Guinea  |  France  |  Germany  |  Ghana  |  Guatemala  |  Hungary  |  India  |  Indonesia  |  Iraq  |  Ireland  |  Israel  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Jordan  |  Kazakhstan  |  Kenya  |  South Korea  |  Kuwait  |  Lithuania  |  Luxembourg  |  Malaysia  |  Mexico  |  Netherlands  |  New Zealand  |  Nigeria  |  Norway  |  Pakistan  |  Peru  |  Philippines  |  Poland  |  Portugal  |  Puerto Rico  |  Romania  |  Russian Federation  |  Saudi Arabia  |  Republic of Serbia  |  Singapore  |  Slovakia  |  Slovenia  |  South Africa  |  Spain  |  Sweden  |  Switzerland  |  Taiwan  |  Thailand  |  Turkey  |  United Arab Emirates  |  United Kingdom  |  United States  |  Vietnam  |  West Indies  |  Yugoslavia 

Wherever you are, you can achieve your goals with FVTC Instructor-Supported Online courses.

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Appleton, WI 54912-2277
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