Course Overview

" It is better to be roughly right than precicely wrong " - John Maynard Keynes -

 

The Basic Planning Problem

 

At the heart of most supply chains lies a planning tool called Material Requirements Planning (MRP).  Invented in the 1950s, codified in the 1960s and commercialized in the 1970s MRP became THE way of life for supply order generation and synchronization.  What used to take teams of people weeks to plan could be done overnight with incredible precision.  As products and supply chains became more complex this precise synchronization capability seemed more valuable than ever and the potential seemed limitless.

 

Yet planners and buyers that interact with MRP every day know that something is very wrong.  They may not be able to explain exactly why but they know that if they did exactly what MRP told them to do it would have disastrous consequences for their company and for their career.  So, constant, costly and error prone workarounds and adjustments are made.  Have we all been fooled?  Was the promise of MRP only a mirage? 

 

What if there was one fatal flaw in MRP that makes it completely incapable of conveying relevant information?  What if correcting this one fatal flaw allowed the promise of MRP to be attained?

DDMRP | Precisely Wrong Workshop

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  • WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

    What if there was one fatal flaw in MRP that makes it completely incapable of conveying relevant information?  What if correcting this one fatal flaw allowed the promise of MRP to be attained?  This immersive one day workshop will reveal this fatal flaw and trace its impact to everyday situations encountered by planners and buyers.  Additionally, an elegant solution to overcome this flaw will be discovered.  Participants in this workshop will walk away with a new depth of understanding about conventional planning systems and a list of things they can begin to implement the very next day

  • TRAINING OPTIONS

    Public Classes | In-house customised sessions | Self Study

  • BOOK YOUR SEAT

    Booking or email us

  • WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    Demand / Procurement / Production / Material Requirements / Logistics / Warehouse / Transportation - Planners and Managers

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    This immersive one day workshop will reveal this fatal flaw and trace its impact to everyday situations encountered by planners and buyers.  Additionally, an elegant solution to overcome this flaw will be discovered.  Participants in this workshop will walk away with a new depth of understanding about conventional planning systems and a list of things they can begin to implement the very next day.

    Part 1: The MRP Revolution

    • How MRP Works

    • The New Normal

    • Evidence of a Problem

     

    Part 2: Determining What is Relevant for Planning

    • The Need for Flow

     

    Part 3: MRP and the Bullwhip Effect

    • Distortions to Relevant Information

    • Distortions to Relevant Materials

    • Batching Complications

    • The Core Problem of the Bullwhip Effect

     

    Part 4: The Power of Decoupling

    • Using Decoupling Points

    • Decoupling Point Criteria for Long-Term Success

    • Demand Driven MRP

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Prior supply chain and planning experience

  • CERTIFICATION

    DDI - Demand Driven Institute  - DDL Certificate of attendance

     

    If online examination is written via ISCEA then an International Certified Demand Driven Leader certification will be obtained. | Note additional fees for the exam

  • ASSESSMENT METHOD

    On-line Proctored Exam.

  • DURATION & DELIVERY

    • FACILITATED:
      • 8 hours facilitated sessions | 1 Full days 
      • Content manual is included in the fee
    • SELF STUDY:
      • Option is available - please contact us at info@end2endsc.co.za
  • OTHER COURSES YOU MAY BE INTERESTED

    Demand Driven Leader (DDI)

    Demand Driven Planner (DDI)

    Certified Supply Chain Professional (APICS)

    Strategic Supply Chain Management (end2end Academy)

  • DATE AND VENUE

    Johannesburg | 15 - 16 February 2017

    Johannesburg | 12 - 13 April 2017

Address

PO Box 153 | Bergbron | Johannesburg | Gauteng | South Africa | 1712 

Contact

info@end2endsc.co.za

+27 83 460 1175

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