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Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning

Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP) provides two days of focused training. It is based off of traditional MRP, Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints knowledge, but adds in the emerging new science of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) to make the most robust world class supply chains possible.

Learn About:

  • Planning in the modern world
  • The importance of flow
  • Unlocking a solution - decoupling
  • Becoming demand driven
  • Strategic Inventory Positioning
  • Distribution Network Positioning

Look to the DDMRP planning and execution method if your organization is struggling with poor customer service, high inventory levels or poor production throughput.

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Training Outline

**Day 1/Module 1:**

  • Planning in the Modern World
  • The MRP Revolution Evidence of a Problem
  • The New Normal (VUCA World)

**Day 1/Module 2:**

  • The Importance of Flow
  • Plossl's First Law
  • Flows Importance in Industry
  • Plossl's Law Caveat
  • The Bullwhip Effect

**Day 1/Module 3:**

  • Unlocking a Solution - Decoupling

**Day 1/Module 4:**

  • Becoming Demand Driven
  • MRP versus Lean Conflict
  • What Demand Driven Really Means
  • The Demand Driven Operating ModelDemand Driven MRP Intro

**Day 1/Module 5:**

  • Strategic Inventory Positioning
  • Six Positioning Factors
  • Decoupled Lead time
  • Matrix Bill of Material Analyses

**Day 1/Module 6:**

  • Distribution Network Positioning
  • Unique Distribution Positioning Factors
  • Demand Driven Versus Push and Promote
  • Positioning across a supply chain

**Day 2/Module 7:**

  • Buffer Profiles and Levels
  • Inventory: Asset or Liability?
  • Buffer Profiles
  • Buffer Zones
  • Calculating Buffer Levels

**Day 2/Module 8:**

  • Dynamic Buffer Adjustments
  • Recalculated Adjustments
  • Planned Adjustments
  • Manual Adjustments
  • Planning Adjustment Factors

**Day 2/Module 9:**

  • Demand Driven Planning
  • Part Planning Designations
  • DDMRP Planning Process
  • Supply Order Generation for Stocked Items
  • DDDRP Supply Order Generation Considerations
  • DDMRP Simulation
  • Supply Generation for Non-Stocked Items
  • Decoupled Explosion
  • Prioritized Share

**Day 2/Module 10:**

  • Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution
  • Challenging Priority by Due Date
  • Buffer Status Alerts
  • Synchronization Alerts
  • Execution Collaboration

**Day 2/Module 11:**

  • DDMRP and the Operational Environment
  • DDMRP Strategic Buffer Criteria
  • DDMRP Versus Safety Stock
  • DDMRP Versus Order Point
  • DDMRP and Scheduling
  • DDMRP and WIP Priority Management
  • Compare/Contrast MRP, Lean and DDMRP

**Day 2/Module 12:**

  • Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning
  • Demand Driven S&OP (DDS&OP)
  • DDMRP Analytics
  • Master Settings Changes and Model Improvement
  • DDS&OP Strategic Protection

**Day 2/Module 13:**

  • Program Summary
  • Expected Benefits of DDMRP
  • Get Started with DDMRP
Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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