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November 2011 PDM

November 16, 2011
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3

Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) is the formal planning and execution solution for the 21st Century introduced in the newest edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning (Ptak and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2011) that provides the ability to sense, adapt and serve today’s highly volatile and co mplex demand chains.

The DDMRP method represents a significant overhaul for formal planning allowing companies and supply chains the ability to minimize the impacts of variability while dramatically compressing lead times and working capital requirements.

By attending this presentation you will learn the following:

  • Why traditional formal planning tactics are breaking down and how devastating the effects are
  • How Demand Driven MRP resolves these break downs
  • How Demand Driven MRP facilitates and enable Lean and TOC implementations

Our Guest Speakers

Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at PacificLutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at global industry at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak is also a past president of APICS and has authored several books on MRP, ERP, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC). books on MRP, ERP, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC).

Chad Smith is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute as well as cofounder and managing partner of Constraints Management Group, a services and technology co mpany specializing in pull-based manufacturing, materials, and project management systems for mid-range and large manufacturers. He has been at the forefront of developing and articulating Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) and is also an internationally recognized expert on the Theory of Constraints (TOC).