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Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), Version 2, 1st Edition

  • Carol Ptak
  • Chad Smith
  • ISBN-10: 0831136286
  • ISBN-13: 9780831136284
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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About the Product

In the 1950s, a method called Material Requirements Planning (or “MRP”) changed the world of manufacturing forever. But times have changed—customer tolerance times are 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), Version 2, presents 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 in the New Normal. Using an innovative multi-echelon “Position, Protect and Pull” approach, 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. It 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. This book is THE definitive work on DDMRP, and will be required as courseware for all those taking the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program.

About the Author

Carol Ptak

Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM, is a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Ms. Ptak is a past president of APICS, and has authored several books on MRP, ERP, Lean, and Theory of Constraints.

Chad Smith

Chad Smith, CDDP, is a co-Founder and Partner at the Demand Driven Institute. Prior to the Demand Drive Institute Mr. Smith served as the Managing Partner of Constraints Management Group (CMG) for eighteen years. Mr. Smith has co-authored and contributed to several books on MRP, Theory of Constraints, and the Demand Driven methodology.

Table of Contents

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

Part Two: 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 Adaptive Enterprise Model
Chapter 14: Implications for Information Technology

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: The Innovations of DDMRP

New to this edition

  • Completely new Chapter 13, introducing the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model
  • New Appendix E: The Innovations of DDMRP
  • New and revised graphics scattered throughout the book