DDPP Certification

Take Your Knowledge of Demand Planning to the Next Level With the DDPP Certification

The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance. This in-depth preparation program is designed to orient students in Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology and gives practical hands on tools to transform their organizations ability to manage inventory replenishment and stock levels in today’s uncertain and highly variable world.

What Is the DDMRP Methodology?

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning 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 as well as the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma. These elements are successfully blended through key points of innovation in the DDMRP method.

Employers Are Moving Towards DDMRP

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a proven method across a wide array of industries. It is quickly being adopted by a wide variety of leading companies across the world. Typical improvements have been realized such as:

  • Users consistently achieve 97-100% on time fill rate performance


  • Lead time reductions in excess of 80% have been achieved in several industry segments


  • Typical inventory reductions of 30-45% are achieved while improving customer service


  • Costs related to expedite activity and false signals are largely eliminated (fast freight, partial ships, cross-ships, schedule break-ins)


  • Planners see priorities instead of constantly fighting the conflicting messages of MRP


What Does the DDPP Certification Consist of?

1.DDMRP Positioning

·Positioning Factors

·Decoupled Lead Time

·Advanced Positioning

2.Buffer Profiles and Levels

·Buffer Profile and Part Inputs

·Buffer Calculation

·Buffer Projections

3.Dynamic Adjustments

·Recalculated Adjustments

·Planned Adjustments

·Other Adjustments

4.Demand Driven Planning

· Net Flow Equation

· Decoupled Explosion

· Prioritized Share

5.Demand Driven Execution

·Buffer Status Alerts

·Synchronization Alerts

6.DDMRP Analytics

·Buffer Variance Analysis

·DDS&OP Projections


How Do I Register for a DDPP Certification Course?

Our courses, offered throughout the year, are designed to fit into your schedule. You can find a listing of all our APICS Houston courses HERE. Registration is simple and quick.

REGISTER for a DDPP course today!

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your enrollment and receive a full refund up to 14 days before the first class starts. After this date, no refunds will be given. If you need to reschedule your class, please get in touch with the VP of Education before the start of the first class.

DDPP Review Class Audit

We realize passing a DDPP exam is challenging. To assist our students, we allow individuals who have previously paid for and taken one of our classes to audit that same class for FREE on a space available basis. We will allow one free audit per DDPP course. You will NOT receive new materials. To qualify, you must:
(1) Have attended and paid for that APICS Houston Chapter class.
(2) Request permission to attend from the VP of Education at least 7 days prior to the start of the first class. The VP of Education's decision is final.
(3) Submit proof of payment and attendance with your request. Proof of attendance AND payment can be achieved by including your Certificate of Completion.

Note: if you do not have your Certificate of Completion, we will need proof of payment and the dates and location that you attended the class. To be considered, you will need to have attended at least 50% of the classes as evidenced by the student roster.

Interested in Learning More?

Additional information on our DDPP courses can be found at APICS.org or by contacting our VP of Education.

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