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    training course: Demand Driven Planner

    The DDMRP foundation course

    Your challenges

    Do you struggle to have the right product, at the right place, and at the right time?

    As most of the companies you use a classical planning approach steered by forecasts. Although, you are slowly picking-up the new statistical forecasting and machine learning techniques; anticipating demand is becoming more a more complicated in today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. Often leading to a poor forecast accuracy, and/or nervous planning schedules.

    On one hand, you have difficulties to determine the optimal inventory & service levels to hold in the different echelons of your complex supply chain. On the other hand, executing your plans is equally cumbersome, as priorities are constantly changing.

    Ultimately, you end-up with not enough high-running stock or too much low-running stock…


    What is DDMRP?

    The Demand Driven MRP approach has been conceived to overcome these typical challenges and is a comprehensive method for the optimisation of your supply chain planning and its execution.

    It replaces the traditional MRP driven by forecasts and only considers the actual sales orders. DDMRP provides an end-to-end, operational solutions to industries characterised by significant demand volatility and long lead times.

    The proven method helps you better manage your supply and improve your customer service, treasury and inventory levels to help you stay a step ahead of your competitors.

    Early adopters


    Benefit Typical improvements
    Easy and intuitive Planners see priorities instead of constantly fighting the conflicting messages of MRP
    Less fire fighting Costs related to expedite activity and false signals are largely eliminated (fast freight, partial ships, cross-ships, schedule break-ins)
    Improved customer service Users consistently achieve 90-100% on time fill rate performance
    Right-sizes inventory Typical inventory reductions of 10-30% are achieved while improving customer service

    Your instructors

    Ivan Lavatelli

    • Associate Partner, Operations, PwC Italy
    • Demand Driven Endorsed Instructor, certified by Demand Driven Institute


    François Grisay

    • Manager, Operations, PwC Belgium
    • Lecturer of Supply Chain Management at ICHEC Brussels Management School
    • Demand Driven Planner Professional certified by Demand Driven Institute

    Practical Information

    PICS Belgium and PwC have teamed up to offer The Demand Driven Institute’s Demand Driven Planner (DDP) program.

    This unique and very practical 2-day training course is an official DDI training.

    Each participant of the DDP will receive a certificate of completion from the Demand Driven Institute. The DDP Program is the official course preparing for the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) certification exam.


    • Every morning (8.30 to 12.30 AM) for 4 days (from Tuesday 28/09 till Friday 01/10)
    • Full virtual training (with plenty of interactions and practical cases)
    • PICS–members: 1 290 € + 21% VAT
    • Non members: 1 380 € + 21% VAT

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