As ISCEA AKP (Authorized Knowledge Provider), ATAI organizes training workshops to become a Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) and offers consulting services to implement Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) in organizations.
The Certified Demand Driven Planner Program was created by a global partnership between the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) and the Demand Driven Institute (DDI). Internationally accredited by the IISB, the purpose of the CDDP Program is to educate Supply Chain & Operations Management personnel on the methods and applications of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP).
DDMRP is a formal planning and execution method designed to correct the inadequacies and inappropriate rules of conventional Material Requirements Planning (MRP) given today's more volatile, complex and service oriented supply and manufacturing scenarios. The method was first fully articulated in the latest edition of Orlicky's Material Requirements Planning (McGraw-Hill, 2011) that was co-authored by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith.
DDMRP's objective is to resolve the inventory fluctuation derived from inaccurate demand forecasts. Now, it is possible to maximize inventory availability and, at the same time, reduce your inventory carrying cost. For the first time in over 30 years, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is undergoing a fundamental improvement and generating very impressive results. Traditional material planning and control (ERP, MRP, DRP) are systems in which detailed forecasts are used to procure needed materials and push manufacturing orders through the production and distribution system to the point of consumption. This system is termed "Push and Promote". "Push and Promote" solutions typically will result in inventory fluctuating between over-stocked and under-stocked conditions.
This material planning and synchronization problem is exactly what DDMRP resolves. DDMRP combines much of what we know from MRP, DRP, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC) and introduces innovative techniques to visually signal inventory positions and synchronize with the actual demand pull. This is what DDMRP terms as Position and Pull.
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