Is DDMRP Really a New Idea?

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is compatible with, and even supportive of, many other manufacturing philosophies: Lean, TOC, Flow, Pull, etc. However, since some of these ideas have been around for decades, most notably Lean Manufacturing, it can seem like DDMRP is an old idea given new life under a different name.

CE QUE LES RESPONSABLES SUPPLY CHAIN DOIVENT APPRENDRE DE LA DERNIÈRE PANDÉMIE

Ces dernières semaines, les médias ont été inondés de reportages sur la propagation croissante du nouveau Coronavirus (COVID-19) dans le monde entier. Cette maladie très contagieuse a empêché les voyages à destination et en provenance de la Chine et de plusieurs autres régions du monde, les gouvernements mettant en œuvre des mesures agressives pour contrôler la propagation du virus. Au moment [...]

What Supply Chain Leaders Must Learn from the Latest Pandemic

In recent weeks, the news media has been flooded with reports on the growing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe. This highly contagious disease has shut down travel to and from China and several other regions of the world as governments implement aggressive measures to control the spread of the virus. At the time of this writing, there are nearly 130,000 documented [...]

The Bottom Line Benefits of DDMRP

In my last post, I talked briefly about the benefits of being demand driven using Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP): lower inventory levels and increased service levels. 

You may be thinking, “Yeah, Ivan, that all sounds good, but isn’t that what other methodologies like Lean Manufacturing were supposed to do? What’s the difference here?”

If so, you’d be right. DDMRP [...]

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