Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning
A New Opportunity for APICS Members/Colleagues

PAN APICS is pleased to partner with ASCM and the Demand Driven Institute (DDI) to offer new opportunities to enhance your skills as an Operations and Supply Chain Professional! 

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The Method:
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers.  DDMRP combines some of the still relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints and the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma.  These elements are successfully blended through key points of innovation in the DDMRP method.  DDMRP is the supply order generation and management engine of a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM).  DDMRP can best be summarized as Position, Protect, and Pull.

Learn more about DDP with this series of articles:

Part 1 on LinkedIn: Decoupled Lead Time

Part 2 on LinkedIn: The Net Flow Equation

Part 3 on LinkedIn: Decoupled Explosion

Part 4 on LinkedIn: Relative Priority

PAN APICS is offering the Demand Driven Planner workshop:



Demand Driven Program