DDP - Demand Driven Planner - DDI


4 live webinar sessions
2 days face2face


14 March 2024 Live Webinar
9-10 April 2024 Basel
6-7 June 2024 Basel


1550 CHF + VAT (without exam)

1850 CHF + VAT with DDPP exam


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DDP - Demand Driven Planner - DDI

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In the course of a few years the Demand Driven Planner programme of DDI (www.demanddriveninstitute.com) has become so important that it was mentioned in the GARTNER Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning Certification Programs as one of the 10 most important Planning programmes in the world.

The programme deals with DDMRP, a method of planning and execution aimed at correcting the inadequacies of Material Requirements Planning (MPR), in the face of increasingly volatile and complex supply and production scenarios. In fact, the complexity and high variability of markets, supply and competition make the use of the classic MRP standard planning techniques ever more difficult to use and not very useful, since it is based on assumptions of predictability of sales and solidity of supply that are becoming more unrealistic every day.

In order to attune production and Supply Chain organization with these new contexts, new principles and methods must be applied. The DDMRP gives an innovative and concrete answer.



This programme is the official course which prepares candidates for Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) by DDI, the Demand Driven Institute. Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) certification was designed for those responsible for planning, purchasing  and managing the supply chain involved in carrying out improvement projects of an MRP system or for implementing and maintaining DDMRP implementation.

At the end of the course each participant will receive a statement of participation in the course by the Demand Driven Institute.

Participants will then be able to choose to take the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) certification test. The test can be taken online.

Other programmes introduced by DDI have received very close attention from the international community of Supply Chain professionals. Amongst these we point out the Demand Driven Leader Professional and Adaptive S&OP programmes.


On request, Advance organizes In-house training programs.

  • Teaching plan




    Module 1: Planning in the Modern World

    • The MRP Revolution
    • Evidence of a Problem
    • The New Normal


     Module 2: The Importance of Flow

    • Plossl’s First Law
    • Demonstrate Flow’s importance in industry
    • Plossl’s Law Caveat
    • The Bullwhip Effect


    Module 3: Unlocking a Solution - Decoupling 

    Module 4: Becoming Demand Driven

    • “MRP versus Lean” Conflict
    • What “Demand Driven” really means
    • Demand Driven Operating Model
    • Demand Driven MRP 


    Module 5: Strategic Inventory Positioning

    • Six Positioning Factor
    • Decoupled Lead time
    • Matrix Bill of Material 


    Module 6: Distribution Network Positioning

    • Unique Distribution Positioning Factors
    • Compare and contrast demand driven to push and promote
    • Positioning across a supply chain


    Module 7: Buffer Profiles and Levels

    • Inventory – Asset or Liability
    • Buffer Profiles
    • Buffer Zones
    • Calculating Buffer Levels


    Module 8: Dynamic Buffer Adjustments

    • Recalculated Adjustments
    • Planned Adjustments
    • Manual Adjustments
    • Factors for Planning Adjustment Factors


    Module 9: Demand Driven Planning

    • Part Planning Designations
    • DDMRP Planning Process
    • Supply Order Generation for Stocked Items
    • DDDRP Supply Order Generation Considerations
    • Supply Generation for Non-Stocked Items
    • Decoupled Explosion
    • Prioritized Share


    Module 10: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

    • Challenging Priority by Due Date
    • Buffer Status Alerts
    • Synchronization Alerts
    • Execution Collaboration 


    Module 11: DDMRP and the Operational Environment

    • DDMRP Strategic Buffer Criteria
    • DDMRP and Safety Stock
    • DDMRP and Order Point
    • DDMRP and Scheduling
    • DDMRP and WIP Priority Management
    • Compare/contrast MRP, Lean and DDMRP 


    Module 12: Demand Driven Sales and Operations Planning

    • DDS&OP
    • Analytics for Master Settings changes and model improvement
    • DDS&OP protection for critical strategic impacts


    Module 13: Program Summary

    • Program Summary
    • Expected Benefits of DDMRP
    • Get Started with DDMRP
  • Who is the course aimed at


    • Directors of Operations and their staff
    • Supply Chain Managers and professionals
    • Planning & Demand professionals
    • Plant Managers
    • ERP Consultants
    • IT Managers
    • Operations and Supply Chain Consultants
    • Production and process engineers involved in the implementation of ERP and/or MRP
    • Project Managers
  • Pricing and enrolment



    1.550 CHF + VAT without DDPP exam

    1.850 CHF + VAT with DDPP exam


    For registrations received 45 days before the start date of the course, it is foreseen a 5% rebate on the enrolment fee.

    Contact the school to know the benefits.

    The course requires a minimum of 6 participants for the activation. Seats are limited in order to allow optimal interaction between participants and instructors.

    To enrol, send the registration form with the receipt of the bank transfer or a purchase order to the following Email: info@advanceschool.ch