Important Update: Due to the current global health crisis concerning COVID-19 most of our face to face programs have been cancelled. We have dramatically expanded our online offerings for people to learn remotely. Visit our REMOTE LEARNING page.
Unfortunately, due to insurmountable scheduling difficulties with this event and subsequent events in 2020, Demand Driven World Americas 2020 is being postponed to Q1 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. LOCAL EVENTS WILL STILL OCCUR!
There will still be Demand Driven activity Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the venue but with a local emphasis.
Wednesday, March 25
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM: DDMRP Basic Training sponsored by DDI.
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Reception sponsored by DDI. Hosted beer and wine and light hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM to 8:00: PM Technology Innovation Summit.
Thursday, March 26th
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Demand Driven Planner™ (Day 1)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: A Demand Driven S&OP Experience by TFC.
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: DDBrix - A Leading Management Game to Discover and Deploy DDMRP.
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Demand Driven Planner™ (Day 2)
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Digital DD Beer Game.
DDMRP Basic Training: March 25th, 2:00 PM to 5:00 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 Endorsed Instructor Michael Cole, this three hour basic training will provide a solid foundation in DDMRP concepts allowing you to determine if it is right for you. This unique event is offered as part of the Technology Innovation Summit.
Technology Innovation Summit: March 25th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for dinner and drinks and hear about emerging technology innovations and trends in the fields of artificial intelligence and blockchain. This session is available for $30 per ticket. $15 per ticket for students.
Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™: March 26th-27th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP implementation. Designed by the leading authorities on DDMRP at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner program is comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education. Over 6,500 people globally have taken this program. $1,095 per person (APICS Houston member get a discount of $100).
The DDP Program is THE official preparatory course for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ certification exam. Each participant of the DDP will receive a certificate of completion from the Demand Driven Institute.
A Demand Driven S&OP Experience by TFC: March 26th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
This one-day unique Demand Driven S&OP Experience workshop will allow you and your team to experience and test implementing DDMRP buffers in a simulated environment powered by The Fresh Connection (TFC). The workshop discusses the broad concepts of the Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) buffer methodology, practices decision-making and participants experience the positive impact of buffer implementation in a risk-free environment. The workshop then follows an S&OP process to discover how implementing buffers in a budget constrained environment, typical of the real-world, can still deliver high service level expectations. This, while systematically reducing inventory investment AND achieving an expected Return on Investment. The experience provides a platform for organizational change management, builds confidence for your DDMRP implementation project and is relevant for leadership and/or operational staff. This workshop is co-branded and fully endorsed by the Demand Driven Institute. $590 per person.
DDBrix - A Leading Management Game to Discover and Deploy DDMRP:
March 26th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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! Programs for Universities are available! Download the DDBrix brochure. $300 per person.
Digital DD Beer Game: March 27th, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This is a role simulation game, where participant have to manage a Supply Chain, with following objectives:
Deliver customer orders
Order to suppliers
Manage buffers stock
Manage inventory level
Achieve the lowest total supply chain cost
4 teams from 2 to 4 players (16 players max).
2 teams run with DDMRP method and 2 teams run an MRPII model to compare the two methodologies. Download the brochure. $200 per person.
These events will be held in Houston, Texas at the Hilton Houston Galleria Area.
A special room rate for Demand Driven Week Houston has been secured at $115 per night.