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.

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 [...]

Why Improvements in the Manufacturing Sector May Be Unsustainable

Ken Titmuss has helped more than 200 companies with all aspects of their manufacturing planning and control systems and provided their employees with courses to raise their level of understanding of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. Most of Ken’s work has been in Southern Africa, but more recently, he has run programs in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, USA, UK, [...]

How DDMRP Can Help You Improve Operations in 2020

As the DDMRP practice leader for PwC, I’ve had to do my fair share of explaining demand-driven concepts both internally and to customers. I want to thank Demand-Driven Technologies for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts on their blog.

In this first post, I want to speak to the business leaders in the company about why they should be exploring the benefits of DDMRP. In a follow-up [...]

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Tech Talk with Erik Bush, CEO

TECH TALK podcast host Joey Kline on Atlanta Business Radio X interviews Erik Bush, CEO of Demand Driven Technologies to see how DDMRP software is improving customer outcomes.

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Aligning Inventory with Actual Consumption

It is one thing to read about the benefits that Replenishment+® NetSuite (NS) brings to your supply chain management operation, but it is an entirely other thing to hear it from an expert in the field. Here we interview Brad Mitchler, VP of Channels and Product Management, to get his take on why Replenishment+ NetSuite (NS) is key to Improving supply chain performance, Reducing inventory [...]

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"Pithy Conversations with CEOs" Podcast Featuring Erik Bush and DD Tech

In the fourth episode of our podcast series “Pithy Conversations with CEOs,” Trusted Counsel’s Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon speak to Erik Bush, CEO and Founder of Demand Driven Technologies (DD Tech). Founded in 2011, DD Tech specializes in cloud-based supply chain software solutions. With over 80 enterprises, today DD Tech has a global presence and a deep channel partner network.

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A Beginner's Guide to Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)

DDMRP is the next generation planning and execution method that aims to control the supply chain of a business or enterprise. This method is based on the preservation and management of the flow of relevant information.

DDMRP deals with mitigating changes and absorbing possible shortages of supply in the manufacturing process. The supply chain is always driven by customer demand, and supply [...]

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