Readiness

DDMRP is different. It is challenging some deep truths that have been around for a long time. Changing mindsets of people from the CEO to the shop floor worker is difficult and nothing helps more than demonstrable results.

A PILOT

In order to introduce your team to the new methods and to demonstrate clear results, B2Wise suggests all clients start with a pilot project. This pilot project is a small scale project on a limited set of data. It is normally carried out on purchased or distributed parts. As a part of the pilot, B2Wise will:

  • Connect our application to your ERP system
  • Implement the DDMRP workflow of ‘position, protect and pull’
  • Introduce the users to the key DDMRP metrics fundamental to the business
  • Conduct training on functional components like individual part run-rate charts and right sizing buffer simulations with live data
  • Use these simulations to analyse the current inventory levels and order pipeline at the part level
  • Develop an overall inventory and service level objective
  • Produce new DDMRP replenishment orders for comparison with the current replenishment rules

READINESS

Apart from demonstrating results, this pilot projects also affords the client the opportunity to

  • Understand what transformations will be required
  • Address master data deficiencies
  • Design new process and work flows
  • Identify training requirements
  • Get the thought-ware of the organisation right