Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) -Virtual/Online

May 29, 2020 8:00 AM to June 26, 2020 11:30 AM
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Virtual - Online

Houston, TX

The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ program, the only official DDPP test prep session, is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain professionals. At the DDP core is the Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP). This MRP technique works throughout the supply chain and is extremely effective in today’s highly variable, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.


APICS Houston Master Instructor Michael Cole is DDI and ASCM certified to teach the official Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program. This in-depth preparation program is designed to orient students in Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology and gives practical hands on tools to transform their organizations as well as pass their certification exam.  

DDMRP gives you a supply order generation and management engine that combines:

  • still relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP),

  • the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints,

  • the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma.  

This class prepares you to become a Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™. The DDPP Test has six categories that are covered in detail in the DDP class. 


1.DDMRP Positioning

Positioning Factors

Decoupled Lead Time

Advanced Positioning

2.Buffer Profiles and Levels

Buffer Profile and Part Inputs

Buffer Calculation

Buffer Projections

3.Dynamic Adjustments

Recalculated Adjustments

Planned Adjustments

Other Adjustments


4.Demand Driven Planning

Net Flow Equation

Decoupled Explosion

Prioritized Share

5.Demand Driven Execution

Buffer Status Alerts

Synchronization Alerts

6.DDMRP Analytics

Buffer Variance Analysis

DDS&OP Projections



What is DDPP Virtual? 

DDPP Virtual is an Instructor-Led online preparation course in a virtual classroom. In this delivery method, the online class is led by a certified APICS Houston instructor. Students attend virtual GoTo Meeting sessions of no more than 20 students. The entire online group of students progresses through the course at the same pace. Students will receive the entire DDPP Learning System with books and will have access to the online DDPP component from the Demand Driven Institute.The virtual class is geared to busy professionals who travel or do not work standard hours.


The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand Driven education, training, certification and compliance. 

Upon successful completion of the test an endorsement certificate will be issued, and the individual may begin using DDPP in their professional title.  The individual will also be issued an electronic certificate and badge for use with their social media profiles.

Exam Languages Available: English, Spanish, French and Korean


$1,250.00 Member Ticket
$1,100.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$1,470.00 Non-Member Ticket
$1,320.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

$1,100.00 Student Member Ticket