Demand Driven Institute

“Demand driven” involves sensing changing customer demand, then adapting planning and production while pulling from suppliers – all in real time! The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) was founded in 2011 by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith. DDI aims at advancing and proliferating Demand Driven strategies and practices in the global industrial community. 

We are a member of the DDI’s Global Affiliate Network in Africa. Some of the DDI programmes that we offer include:

  • Demand Driven Planner (DDP)
  • Demand Driven Leader (DDL)
  • Precisely Wrong Workshop

Demand Driven Planner (DDP) ™

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP) ™ program is designed for Planning, Purchasing and Supply Chain personnel in charge of implementing and maintaining a Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) implementation

The DDP program comprises 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education designed by the Demand Driven Institute’s leading authorities. It’s the official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) ™ certification exam. 


Demand Driven Leader (DDL) ™

The Demand Driven Leader (DDL) ™ Program trains senior and mid-level Operations and Supply Chain Managers in the design, implementation, and maintenance of a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM) including parameter settings through Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (DDS&OP). 

This program was created by the Demand Driven Institute’s leading authorities on Demand Driven methods and consists of six modules of in-depth Demand Driven education. The DDL Program is the official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Leader Professional (DDLP) ™ endorsement certification test. 

Precisely Wrong

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a Supply Chain planning tool invented in the 1950s.  MRP became the standard method for generating and synchronizing supply orders. As products and supply chains became more complex, this precise synchronization capability appeared more valuable than ever, with seemingly limitless potential.

However, planners and buyers who work with MRP daily are aware that something is seriously wrong. What if MRP had a fatal flaw that rendered it incapable of conveying relevant information? What if fixing this one fatal flaw enabled MRP to fulfil its promise?

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