Many companies lack a common vocabulary and understanding of supply chain management throughout all departments and levels of responsibility, from top managers and executives to planners, from experienced practitioners to novices. The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals (DDSCF)™ program is designed to introduce into supply chain fundamentals and to demonstrate the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain approaches dominated by MPS, MRP and DRP and emerging flow-based approaches including the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model.
This course introduces the fundamentals of Demand Driven Supply Chain Management in the environment of the 21st century. On the basis of a critical review of the main traditional approaches and tools it shares how a demand driven and flow-centric supply chain model enables operational reliability, speed, agility, resilience, and eventually superior financial performance.
A business case novel written as a detective story leads participants to the clues about how to move from traditional supply chain management to a demand driven model where promoting and protecting the flow of relevant information, goods and funds becomes everybody’s common goal.
The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals program is comprised of 8 parts:
- PART 1 - The Company and its Variable Environment
- PART 2 - Concepts of Supply Chain Management
- PART 3 - Fundamental Processes of all Companies
- PART 4 - Conventional IT Tools and Planning Systems
- PART 5 - Modern Flow Based Systems
- PART 6 - Demand Driven Flow
- PART 7 - Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE)
- PART 8 - Maturity Model to Become Adaptive
Participants will understand the evolution of planning and execution systems and the reason for and place of Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) and the Demand Driven Operation Model (DDOM) in today's complex and volatile supply chains.
Participants will not only update their knowledge and understanding of supply chain fundamentals but also their soft skills required to turn a traditionally managed company into a dynamic, demand driven adaptive enterprise. This program will also introduce the different forms of buffers in order to protect and promote flow including time, stock, capacity and people skills.
From Planners to the CEO including individuals in Human Resources, Marketing, Sales and Finance, inexperienced and experienced – all will benefit significantly from this course.
The Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals (DDSCF)™ Program is official preparatory education for the Demand Driven Fundamentals Professional (DDFP)™. DDFP™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance.
DDFP™ demonstrates that an individual understands the conceptual differences between conventional supply chain approaches dominated by MPS, MRP and DRP and the emerging flow-based approaches including the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model, where also Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) plays a central role.
The course is delivered in an innovative educational approach intended to share the modern vocabulary of supply chain management between all departments and all level of responsibilities including the shareholder. This program promises to accelerate the enthusiasm for and proliferation of flow-based tactics throughout industry and large corporations. It is the ideal program to support large Demand Driven transformations.
To guarantee the best interaction with and within the group we recommend a group size of maximum 16 participants.