Coca Cola Beverages Africa Case Study

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is the 8th largest Coca-Cola bottling partner worldwide. In 2018, they shipped over 916 million cases throughout Southeast and East Central Africa.

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 [...]

A Paradigm Shift in Supply Chain Thinking

A DDMRP Practitioner Talks About the Evolution of PwC's Global Operations Practice

Ivan Lavatelli is the operations leader for PwC Italy and the global lead for PwC’s DDMRP practice. He’s also been a driving force behind Demand Driven Technologies’ presence in the European market. We sat down to chat with Ivan about his experience evolving PwC’s operations focus from traditional APICS [...]

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Insights From The Gartner Supply Chain Summit

 

I had the privilege of attending the Gartner Supply Chain Summit in Denver, Colorado, last month. Gartner put on a great conference with very informative presentations in both the plenary and breakout sessions. The food was excellent, and a wide range of technology companies were represented in the exhibition hall.

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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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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Selects Demand Driven Technologies Replenishment+ to Improve Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Demand Driven Technologies (DD Tech), the leading provider of Demand Driven MRP compliant supply chain solutions, today announced the signing of an enterprise software agreement with Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) to deploy their Replenishment+® supply chain technology to 26 manufacturing facilities and 20 distribution centers across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement was [...]

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