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DDMRP BOOKS

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Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning V3 (Ptak and Smith, Industrial Press, 2019)

 

In the 1950s, a planning method was conceived called Material Requirements Planning (or MRP). MRP changed the world of manufacturing forever. But times have changed customer tolerance times are much shorter, product variety and complexity has increased, and supply chains have spread around the world. MRP is dramatically failing in this New Normal.   Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is a practical, proven, and emerging method for supply chain planning and execution that effectively brings the 1950s concept into the modern era. The foundation of DDMRP is based upon the connection between the creation, protection, and acceleration of the flow of relevant materials and information to drive returns on asset performance.

 

Using an innovative multi-echelon Position, Protect, and Pull methodology, DDMRP helps plan and manage inventories and materials in today s more complex supply scenarios, with attention being paid to ownership, the market, engineering, sales, and the supply base. This method enables a company to decouple forecast error from supply order generation and build in line to actual market requirements, and promotes better and quicker decisions and actions at the planning and execution level. DDMRP is already in use by MAJOR Global 1000 companies. Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is THE definitive work on DDMRP, and will be required as courseware for all those taking the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) Program.

The Missing Links – A Demand Driven Supply Chain Detective Novel (Mondon, Industrial Press, 2016)

 

This utterly unique how-to supply chain management work is written as mystery to help engage readers. It fills the need for an accessible work on supply chain management skills that helps strengthen, improve, and adapt the management of industries to meet the swiftly changing needs of a global market.

 

The Missing Links follows a small furniture company whose owner has died under suspicious circumstances, leaving his musician daughter in charge. The business newcomer encounters a multitude of problems–high work-in-progress inventory, unsafe working conditions, conflicts between two in-house factions, longstanding customers beginning to withdraw their business, and increased competition. Can the factory ever be profitable again?

 

The work follows the journey of the company to utilize industry standards, including total quality, lean, total productive maintenance, flow management, as well as the newest demand driven methodologies that are changing modern supply chain management. “Clues” dispersed throughout the manuscript point readers in the direction of an affiliated website where they will find 33 appendices of charts, forms, and additional improvement information that can be customized, regardless of size of the company, or industry.

Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E (Ptak and Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2011)

 

The book that started it all.  The third edition of Orlicky's Materials Requirements Planning is the ultimate planning and execution resource. The book explains the history of MRP, what it is today and what it must become to help enable the agile supply chains that today's complex and demanding world requires. The authoring team of Carol Ptak and Chad Smith have taken their wealth of collective experiences and provided the blueprint for the transformation of integrated planning and execution called Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP).

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