Official DDMRP certification training

Official DDMRP certification training


Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)

Official certification training in Supply Chain Management. The course is devoted to an in-depth study of the algorithms of the Demand Driven MRP methodology for inventory management in production and distribution. This Program equips the participants to implement and run a DDMRP operating model.

The Program was designed by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith, Partners of the Demand Driven Institute (DDI), one of the most respected organizations in SCM.

Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the DDI. A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom-line performance, Ms. Ptak’s expertise is well-grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant, and educator in manufacturing operations. 

Ms. Ptak is certified through APICS at the fellow level (CFPIM) and was certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) with the first group internationally. Ms. Ptak was the President and CEO of APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management for the year 2000. Prior to her election as APICS President, she served on the Society in a variety of positions. 

Chad Smith is Co-founder and Partner at the DDI, the global authority in Demand Driven education, training, certification, and compliance.   

Before DDI, Chad Co-founded Constraints Management Group (CMG), a services and technology company specializing in demand driven manufacturing, materials, and project management systems for mid-range and large manufacturers.
Chad is also a certified expert in all disciplines of the Theory of Constraints.

Program speaker: Sviatoslav Oliinyk – co-founder of Representative office of DDI in CIS region, business trainer, and supply chain management consultant at ABM Cloud. Experienced in project management using Lean, 6 Sigma, and TOC in retail, distribution, and production. Certified expert in Innovative Solutions for Supply Chain optimization, specialized in DDMRP education and implementation.

The date and time of corporate training are agreed upon between the trainer and client*


15 hours of training

Participation is paid

Average results from DDMRP implementation

Service level increased 99%
Stocks reduction 40%
Lead-time reduction of 50%
Additional costs reduction of 50%
Sales increased by 20%

During the course you`ll learn:

  • What is the cause of overstocks and out-of-stock
  • The core of the method from philosophy to specific formulas
  • How to identify critical, high, low stocks, out-of-stocks and overstocks
  • What are dynamic and planned buffer adjustments
  • How to segment?
  • What is a group inventory management tool?
  • How should the target stock quantity change?
  • How to position stock (buffer) inside the production system?
  • How to model the future of the supply chain: procurement plan, production, average stock level in the warehouse, etc.
  • How to design tactical opportunities to improve the system at the operational level, as well as to visualize the future of the system for strategic decision-making



Module 1

Planning in the modern world

  • The MRP Revolution
  • The Problem of Precisely Right
  • The VUCA world

Module 2

The importance of Flow

  • George Plosl’s First Law
  • It all depends on the flow
  • “Bullwhip effect”

Module 3

The power of decoupling 

  • Causes of the “bullwhip effect”
  • Introduction to decoupling
  • Breaking Dependencies that Amplify Information Distortion

Module 4

Become Demand Driven

  • Conflict “MRP vs. Lean”
  • What does the “Demand Driven” concept really mean?
  • Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM)
  • Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) method

Module 5

Strategic stocks positioning

  • Six Positioning Factors
  • Decoupled Lead Time
  • Nomenclature matrix

Module 6

Positioning in a distribution network

  • Unique positioning factors in the distribution
  • Comparing “Demand Driven” to “Push and Promote”
  • Supply chain positioning

After training you'll receive:

certificate, access to materials, an invitation to an exam at the Demand Driven Institute. Also:

the theoretical basis of Demand Driven MRP method

which are the copyright of the Demand Driven Institute

at your workplace after the course

Ability to apply knowledge

without additional software: calculations can be made in Excel, etc.

The DDPP program will be useful:

Owners, CEOs, top managers

Heads of planning, logistics, procurement, and production departments

Purchasing, planning, logistics specialists