CDDP(Certified Demand Driven Planner) certification Class - DDMRP

March 31, 2016
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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APICS Vancouver Corporate Offices
suite104 - 3991 Henning drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6P7

CDDP (Certified Demand Driven Planner) 2 Day Class
March 31 to April 1 - 

>Two day class(16 contact hours) Class limited to 8
> 3 hour exam (125 questions) cost is included but completed after the course online at students arrangement with online exam proctor.
>Roberta McPhail will be the instructor (certified CDDP trainer)
>Lunch coffee and refreshments included
>Parking limited(use spaces marked "Aquilon")
>5 Min walk from Gilmore skytrain station

Student prep:

Please review the prep information at the bottom of the page at


About the CDDP Program

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 operations and supply chain 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.   

The CDDP Program is comprised of 10 modules delivered over 16 contact hours and a three hour proctored exam comprised of 125 questions.  Upon successful completion of the exam with a score greater than 70 participants receive a CDDP certificate and may place “CDDP” in their professional title.

Course Outline

CDDP Program Content
Module 1: MRP in the Modern World – the materials challenge in the 21st Century

  • Key questions for planning and flexibility
  • Dealing with Variability
  • Materials or Capacity - Where to Focus First
  • Continued Relevancy of MRP formal planning
  • The Challenge of MRP in Today’s Environment
  • MRP and Pull-Based Methods (e.g. Lean, DBR)
  • The Stagnation of MRP
  • The MRP Conflict

Module 2: Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning Introduction

  • What does “Demand Driven” mean?
  • Blending Independence and Dependence
  • Part Types in DDMRP
  • Planning and Execution
  • The Five Primary Components of Demand Driven MRP
  • DDMRP Comparison to Past Practices

Module 3: Strategic Inventory Positioning

  • The Positioning Factors
  • ASR Lead Time
  • ASR Lead Time and Matrix BOMs

Module 4: Distribution Network Positioning

  • Distribution network factors
  • Cumulative variability
  • Demand driven versus push and promote
  • Network Configurations and Options

Module 5: Buffer Profile and Level Determination

  • Inventory – Asset or Liability
  • Buffer Profiles
  • Buffer Zones
  • Calculating Buffer Levels
  • Continuous Improvement and Buffers
  • Buffer Level Summary

Module 6: Dynamic Buffers

  • Recalculated Adjustments
  • Planned Adjustments
  • Manual Adjustments

Module 7: Demand Driven Planning – Stocked Parts

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

Module 8: Highly Visible and Collaborative Execution

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

Module 9: DDMRP and Master Scheduling

  • DDMRP Impacts to a Master Production Schedule
  • DDMRP and Capacity Scheduling Implications
  • DDMRP and Sales and Operations Planning
  • DDMRP impacts to ERP

Module 10: DDMRP Performance Reporting and Analytics

  • DDMRP Performance Reporting
  • Analytics

DDMRP Solution Summary




$1,295.00 CDDP two day class