DDMRP Planner

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Dauer10 hours
EbenePost- bachelor
Studiendauer30 | 50 hours
DDMRP Planner

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Demand Driven Planner (DDP)

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.

Benefits of the training

By applying DDMRP principles, employees can contribute to significantly improving the performance of the organization, namely:

  • Realizing an inventory reduction of 30% to 45%
  • Maintaining a delivery reliability, that is structurally between 97% to 100%
  • Cost reductions for speed deliveries and deliveries between inventory points
  • Higher planner effectiveness
  • Reduction of throughput time up to 80%

Intended for 

Personnel that is responsible for the policy and implementation of production planning and inventory management. The course is intended for:

  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Supply Chain Analists
  • Supply Chain Engineers
  • Logistic Managers
  • Inventory Managers / Materials Managers
  • Distribution Planners
  • Process Managers

Course content

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.

DDP-course content

Module 1: Planning in the modern world

  • The MRP Revolution
  • Evidence of a problem
  • The new normal  (VUCA world)  

Module 2: The importance of flow

  • Plossl’s first law
  • Flow’s importance in industry
  • Plossl law
  • The bullwhip effect 

Module 3: Unlocking a solution

  • Decoupling

Module 4: Becoming Demand Driven

  • The “MRP versus Lean" conflict
  • What "Demand Driven" really means
  • the Demand Driven Operating Model
  • Demand Driven MRP

Module 5: Strategic Inventory Positioning

  • List the six position factors
  • Identify Decoupled Lead Time
  • Matrix Bill of Material analysis

Module 6: Distribution Network Positioning

  • Unique distribution positioning factors
  • Demand Driven versus push and promote
  • Positioning across a supply chain

Module 7: Buffer profiles and Levels

  • Inventory – asset or liability?
  • Buffer profiles
  • Understand the logic of the buffer zones
  • Calculate an example buffer profile

Module 8: Dynamic Adjustments

  • Describe the different types of buffer adjustments
  • Describe necessary buffer adjustments
  • List the major factors required for planned adjustment factors

Module 9: Demand Driven planning

  • List the part planning designators
  • Describe the DDMRP-planning process for stocked parts
  • Apply the DDMRP planning process to a provided  example
  • List other supply order modification considerations
  • DDMRP-supply order generation simulation
  • Understand how DDMRP replenishment buffers differ from Safety Stock and order point
  • Decoupled Explosion
  • Describe the DDMRP planning process for non-stocked parts

Module 10: Visible collaboration and execution

  • Describe buffer status alerts
  • Describe synchronization alerts

​Module 11: DDMRP and the operational environment

  • Establish DDMRP strategic buffer criteria
  • Evaluate Safety Stock against the buffer criteria
  • Evaluate order point against the buffer criteria
  • Understand the implications of DDMRP to scheduling
  • Understand the implications of DDMRP to WIP Priority Management
  • Compare MRP, Lean and DDMRP

​Module 12: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning (DD S&OP)

  • Describe Demand Driven S&OP (DDS&OP) and its relation to DDMRP
  • Describe DDMRP analytics for master settings changes and model improvement
  • Demonstrate DDS&OP’s ability to project strategic impacts

​Module 13: Program summary

  • Program summary
  • Expected benefits of DDMRP
  • Get started with DDMRP

Classroom sessions

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.

Course materials

The course materials consist of the material as prescribed by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI), namely:

  • Hand-outs of PowerPoint slides
  • Background information on the Demand Driven Institute website


Visie Partners gives the opportunity to follow the training DDP within or outside the Netherlands.
The training consists of two consecutive day classes.

Course schedule and location

The next opportunity to attend the DDP course is mentioned below.

Startdatum: 19.09.24
Enddatum: 20.09.24
The lessons will be from 09:30 until 17:00 CET
In diesem Kurs wird es 2 Unterrichtstagen geben.
Register for DDI DDP Amsterdam
Startdatum: 30.09.24
Enddatum: 28.10.24
The lessons will be from 09:30 until 12:30 CET
In diesem Kurs wird es 4 Unterrichtstagen geben.
Register for DDI DDP online


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.


You can also order the DDP exam,  DDP voucher

Online exam €225 excl. VAT


Course duration and study load

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



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