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Demand Driven Materials Requirement Planning (DDMRP)

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Title: Demand Driven Materials Requirement Planning (DDMRP)
Author: Carol Ptak, Chad Smith
ISBN: 0831135980 / 9780831135980
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 368
Publisher: Industrial Press
Year: 2016
Availability: 15-30 days
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In the 1950s, a planning method was conceived called “Material Requirements Planning (or MRP).” MRP changed the world of manufacturing forever. But times have changed—customer tolerance times are much shorter, product variety and complexity has increased, and supply chains have spread around the world. MRP is dramatically failing in this “New Normal.”  Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a practical, proven, and emerging method for supply chain planning and execution that effectively brings the 1950s concept into the modern era. The foundation of DDMRP is based upon the connection between the creation, protection, and acceleration of the flow of relevant materials and information to drive returns on asset performance.

Using an innovative multi-echelon “Position, Protect, and Pull” methodology, DDMRP helps plan and manage inventories and materials in today’s more complex supply scenarios, with attention being paid to ownership, the market, engineering, sales, and the supply base. This method enables a company to decouple forecast error from supply order generation and build in line to actual market requirements, and promotes better and quicker decisions and actions at the planning and execution level. DDMRP is already in use by MAJOR Global 1000 companies. Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is THE definitive work on DDMRP, and will be required as courseware for all those taking the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program.

  • THE authoritative work on the emerging DDMRP methodology.
  • Provides a clear, concise, and compelling explanation of the breakdown of conventional planning systems.
  • Includes immersive and extensive examples that bring DDMRP to life across multiple industries, including vertically integrated supply chains, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), heavy fabrication and assembly, and retail and wholesale distribution.
  • Features over 300 graphical figures.
  • Ptak and Smith are world renowned leaders in the fields of MRP, Theory of Contraints (TOC), Quality Improvement, and Supply Chain Management.

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Part 1 : Perspective
Chapter 1 :
Planning in the New Normal
Chapter 2 : The Importance of Flow
Chapter 3 : Material Requirements Planning in the New Normal
Chapter 4 : Unlocking a Solution - The Power of Decoupling

Part 2 : Becoming Demand Driven
Chapter 5 :
Supply Order Generation and Execution for the New Normal
Chapter 6 : Strategic Inventory Positioning
Chapter 7 : Strategic Buffers
Chapter 8 : Buffer Adjustments
Chapter 9 : Demand Driven Planning
Chapter 10 : Demand Driven Execution
Chapter 11 : DDMRP Impacts to the Operational Environment
Chapter 12 : DDMRP Metrics and Analytics
Chapter 13 : The Demand Driven Organization
Chapter 14 : Implications for Information Technology

Part 3 : Appendices
Appendix A : An MRP Example
Appendix B : Simulating DDMRP Buffers
Appendix C : Applying DDMRP to the Apparel Retail Environment
Appendix D : Demand Driven MRP Dictionary
Appendix E : DDS&OP Checklist


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