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DDP focuses on the application of the Demand Driven MRP concept (DDMRP), developed by the Demand Driven Institute. DDMRP is a ground breaking method for inventory reduction and ROI improvement. The program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel, responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP approach. The DDP Program is the official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)tm Certification exam.
The DDMRP concept ensures shorter throughput times in production and logistics processes, so that products can be produced in a controlled way. Naturally, this has the advantage that less inventory is needed, the production processes are less stressed and the delivery reliability is improved.
Demand Driven MRP is a method of inventory planning and control, that builds on the currently recognized approaches from Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints, MRP and DRP, in an innovative and systematic way.
By applying DDMRP principles, employees can contribute to significantly improving the performance of the organization, namely:
Personnel that is responsible for the policy and implementation of production planning and inventory management. The course is intended for:
During the course it is demonstrated that inventory and production planning with traditional MRP is no longer suitable in today’s dynamic and fast changing world. There is a strong growing variety in logistic processes, that obstruct flow. The students learn that flow can be improved by strategically positioning stock buffers in the bill of material. The goal of these buffers is to capture the variation between supply and demand and in that way contribute to the flow in the process.
The student learns to optimize the size and location of the buffers, by improving the underlying parameters. The goal is to improve flow with the optimal inventory of raw materials, semi-finished goods, end products and distribution inventories.
The course is exclusively given in a classroom setting, for two consecutive days. During the lessons there will be plenty of room for interaction and the participants are actively involved in making DDMRP calculations. The course materials are in English. There is also a Dutch version available for groups. The exam is in English.
The course materials consist of the material as prescribed by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI), namely:
Visie Partners gives the opportunity to follow the training DDP within or outside the Netherlands.
The training consists of two consecutive day classes.
The next opportunity to attend the DDP course is mentioned below.
The costs of this two-days training are € 1.495,- exclusive VAT and exam.
The course material, coffee/tea, and lunch are included.
The costs for ONLINE Classroom € 1,295 excluding VAT and exam costs.
The Online classroom consists of 4 sessions of 3 hours.
The training will be given on two consecutive day classes. The study load is 30 to 50 hours for the entire training. The variation in study time depends on the experience and the prior knowledge of the participant.
Every participant of the DDP course receives a certificate of completion from the Demand Driven Institute. In addition to that, the participant can contact the Demand Driven Institute to schedule an exam. The exam can be taken online, on a self-chosen time and location. The exam prices and information about the exam are available via the following link:
The participant has to use his or her own computer for the exam. The computer needs to have a webcam, in order to make the video surveillance possible, during the exam. The exam is in English and is an open book exam. After passing the exam, the participant may use the title DDPP, Demand Driven Planner Professional behind his or her name.
This program provides 16 maintenance points for an APICS CPIM-, CSCP- or CLTD-certificate