Important Update: Due to the current global health crisis concerning COVID-19 Demand Driven World 2020 Africa has been postponed to 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will have a great conference in 2021 and hope to see you there!
About Demand Driven World™ 2020 Africa
Join us in Cape Town, South Africa for Demand Driven World 2020 Africa on June 22 & 23, 2020. Demand Driven World Africa will be held in parallel with the 42nd Annual SAPICS Conference and Exposition. Participants will experience freedom of movement between both conferences. Two conferences for the price of one!
The Demand Driven World™ Conferences by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI) are the leading Demand Driven events in the world. Featuring Case Studies and Demand Driven thought leaders you and your team will hear the results, latest research and cutting edge ideas in the Demand Driven space. DDI's emphasis on pragmatic education and "thoughtware" makes the event focused on moving people and organizations forward accounting for their unique circumstances and environments. With 30 available sessions, including eight case studies from industry leaders, Demand Driven World™ 2019 will be the largest Demand Driven World™ ever. Bring a team and learn how your organization can start, expand or sustain its Demand Driven transformation.
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"Demand Driven Technologies is a true pioneer in this space. They were instrumental in defining what became Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)."
Carol Ptak, Co-Founder DDI
Demand Driven Technologies was the pioneer in Demand Driven software applications and continues its markets leadership with hundreds of installs around the world. With deep Demand Driven solutions in the DDMRP space as well as Demand Driven Scheduling and Execution tools Demand Driven Technologies can make the Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM) a reality in your business.
B2Wise is a pure DDMRP software, consulting and training company with offices in the USA, UK, France and South Africa. The B2Wise management team includes both methodology and software experts with over 20 years’ experience. B2Wise’s vision is to enable its clients to turn their supply chain planning function into a competitive weapon using DDMRP. As education is key, B2Wise also owns the rights to DDBRIX, a Lego based management game that demonstrates how DDMRP stabilises production, reduces stress and enhances the flow of information and material. In 2018, B2Wise won the prestigious ‘King of Supply Chain’ award in France for a DDMRP project.
"B2Wise has understood from the beginning the change management and people side of what it takes to implement and sustain Demand Driven methods."
Chad Smith, Co-Founder DDI
Demand Driven World 2020 Africa will feature unique Workshop (both pre and post conference) designed for in-depth immersion into demand driven concepts.
DDMRP Basic Training: June 21st, 15:00 PM to 18:00 PM
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is taking the global supply chain planning and execution community by storm. It is an intuitive and pragmatic evolution of MRP to account for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world we face today. Documented results across a wide array of industries are proving definitive; if you work in supply chain, you need to explore this option. Led by Master Instructor Ken Titmuss, this three hour basic training will provide a solid foundation in DDMRP concepts allowing you to determine if it the concept is the right for you.
DDBrix - A Leading Management Game to Discover and Deploy DDMRP: June 24th, 8:00 to 12:00
Play with Lego to see first-hand how DDMRP buffers optimize the flow of both materials and information. Observe how demand-driven planning and execution will increase order fulfillment, stabilize production, reduce working capital and alleviate stress. Involve people from Finance, Marketing, Sales, Production, Planning and Quality to start breaking down silos, promoting teamwork and getting everyone in the company thinking about FLOW and DDMRP. Refresh your existing knowledge of DDMRP while playing and having fun! Download the DDBrix brochure.
Demand Driven World 2020 Africa will feature case studies from well known companies implementing Demand Driven methods. All case studies will be done in general session. Additional case studies will be announced over the next few weeks.
Omnia’s Chemical division, operating under the Protea Chemicals brand, has a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence in the distribution of specialty, functional effect chemicals and polymers in sub-Saharan Africa. Ruben Lawrenz, Planning Manager will present on the tremendous effect of DDMRP on the company’s ability to support that reputation.
Demand Driven World 2019 will feature five categories of breakout sessions across five total breakout flights.
dEMAND DRIVEN Operations (tHE Demand Driven operating Model)
These sessions will be focused on the various aspects of the Demand Driven Operating Model and the management of the operational relevant range. Learn more about the Demand Driven Operating Model at the DDI website.
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers. DDMRP combines some of the still relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints and the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma. These elements are successfully blended through key points of innovation in the DDMRP method. DDMRP is the supply order generation and management engine of a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM). DDMRP can best be summarized as position, protect and pull.
Demand Driven Scheduling and Execution
Join us for an exploration of a crucial aspect of the Demand Driven Operating Model. Participants will discover the full DDOM beyond DDMRP and learn about control points, their placement and scheduling as well as managing time and capacity buffers.
The Nine Assumptions of the Demand Driven Operating Model
The Demand Driven Operating Model is much more than DDMRP. It is based on nine fundamental assumptions about the way business does and should work. Join us for an exploration about those nine assumptions.
55 DDMRP implementations in 3 years – How to Fast Track Implementation Success
Kevin Boake and Laurent Vigouroux from B2Wise will show how they have taken over 55 global companies from Demand Driven theory to bottom-line results in record time.
dEMAND dRIVEN Tactics (Demand Driven S&OP)
These sessions will be focused on the various aspects of tactical reconciliation in Demand Driven S&OP and the management of the tactical relevant range. Learn more about the Demand Driven Sales & Operations Planning at the DDI website.
Demand Driven Sales & Operations Planning (DDS&OP)
Demand Driven Sales & Operations Planning is one of the three major components of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) Model. Christoph Lenhartz, will share the six basic attributes of Demand Driven S&OP.
Demand Driven S&OP Voting Session - A TFC Serious Game (2 hour session)
This unique two hour session will give you a chance to taste a sample of the 1 day DDS&OP Experience workshop. Here participants play the role of VPs of purchasing, sales, operations and supply chain to experiment how to quickly stop the clash bleed of a company in difficulty, thanks to DDMRP Stock buffers. During this interactive session, you will understand how DDS&OP enables you to implement two different strategies by adjusting the parameters of a DDOM to align realistic operations and increase service level and ROI at the same time. This session is presented in back to back breakout sessions.
Demand Driven Strategy (tHE sTRATEGIC rELEVANT RANGE)
These sessions will be focused on the strategic aspects and foundational principles of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise. Learn more about Adaptive Sales & Operations Planning at the DDI website.
The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise
Join thought leader Carol Ptak on an exploration of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) model. The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) model is a management model enabling enterprises to sense market changes, adapt to complex and volatile environments, and develop market driven innovation strategies. It combines the fundamental principles of flow management with the emerging new science of complex adaptive systems (CAS). The DDAE model spans the operational, tactical, and strategic ranges of an organization through its three primary components: a Demand Driven Operating Model, Demand Driven Sales & Operations Planning, and Adaptive Sales & Operations Planning. The model utilizes tactical and adaptive cycles to continuously adapt to the complex, changing, and volatile supply chain circumstances in existence today.
Adaptive S&OP is the strategic component of the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise (DDAE) model. It directs what is known as the strategic adaptive cycle requiring eight prerequisites. Thought leader Carol Ptak will share the components and steps of Adaptive S&OP while also sharing the eight prerequisites. Is your organization ready?
S&OP in a VUCA World
Traditional S&OP processes require an extensive level of effort within the organization to engage all key stakeholders and bring them into a unified view of the business and it's path forward. The increasing pace of change in the VUCA world companies are operating in requires a fresh approach to S&OP that improves focus on the relevant aspects of the plan. Using examples from past experience, the presentation will help attendees to understand the contrast between the traditional approach to S&OP and the Demand Driven approach. The presentation will include suggestions on how to adopt Demand Driven S&OP concepts. The audience will gain:
An understanding of the differences between traditional S&OP and Demand Driven S&OP within the context of the challenges a VUCA world presents
An understanding of why the Demand Driven approach is more appropriate given the VUCA conditions
An understanding of focusing on the importance of focus on the 'relevant' information and processes in developing their S&OP plans
Adaptive Systemic Thinking
Today the very survival of an organization is subject to its ability to drive innovation and adaptation. Innovation and adaptation is driven by identifying and overcoming obstacles and risks to the system's ability to manage, grow and sustain flow, many of which often remain hidden under the surface and obscured from view. In an intimate setting, thought leader Carol Ptak will share a problem solving process honed and refined over 20 years to get leadership and their direct reports thinking and problem solving systemically.
The Importance of Systems Thinking in Business Improvement Projects
Companies and supply chains are systems. This recognition is a crucial aspect in both managing and driving improvement and innovation. This session presented by Dave Hudson, DDI Endorsed Instructor will:
Discuss how Systems Thinking was applied in a transformation project.
Discuss the need for a clearly defined road map with measurable milestones.
Discuss an implementation with a medical devices company.
Using systems thinking approach to create an environment for DDMRP implementation.
Solution provider breakout
Demand Driven World 2019 will feature a solution provider breakout track in which solution providers have an opportunity to showcase what they can do for companies interested in implementing Demand Driven methods. This provides organizations an excellent way to quickly compare, contrast and find the right fit for their situation! Companies participating in the solution provider tract include:
Demand Driven Technologies
Demand Driven Technologies was the pioneer in Demand Driven software applications and continues its markets leadership with hundreds of installs around the world. With deep Demand Driven solutions in the DDMRP space as well as Demand Driven Scheduling and Execution tools Demand Driven Technologies can make the Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM) a reality in your business. Website:
The Demand Driven Institute
With affiliates, compliant software alliances and instructors throughout the world we are changing the way businesses plan, operate, think and evolve. DDI offer a variety of educational products designed to help companies explore, validate and implement demand driven methods. Additionally, we offer professional endorsement certificates that validate individual's capabilities with regard demand driven principles. Learn how your company can use these products and endorsements to drive a demand driven transformation. Carol Ptak will present.
B2Wise is a pure DDMRP software, consulting and training company with offices in the USA, UK, France and South Africa. The B2Wise management team include both methodology and software experts with over 20 years’ experience. B2Wise’s vision is to enable its clients to turn their supply chain planning function into a competitive weapon using DDMRP. As education is key, B2Wise also owns the rights to DDBRIX, a Lego based management game that demonstrates how DDMRP stabilises production, reduces stress and enhances the flow of information and material. In 2018, B2Wise won the prestigious ‘King of Supply Chain’ award in France for a DDMRP project.
Demand Driven World 2020 Africa will take place at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town. This beautiful venue has the added benefit of a variety of hotels within walking distance of the Century City Conference Centre. SAPICS has pre-booked accommodation at several select hotels to make planning your conference trip that much easier.
South African Residents (Early Bird Phase 2)
SAPICS Members R 9.900.00 per delegate (Excl. VAT)
Non SAPICS Members R 11.650.00 per delegate (Excl. VAT)
International Delegates: $1,100 US per delegate (Excl. VAT)
5 – 9 delegates 10% off published registration fee
10 – 29 delegates 15% off published registration fee
30 + delegates 25% off published registration fee
International Delegate Package: $1,640.00 US per delegate
International Delegate Registration
Access to presentations
Access to exhibition
3 nights Century City Hotel with English Breakfast
Tuesday Closing Dinner
Return airport transfers to/from Century City