Demand Driven MRP is a modernized method to plan and execute your supply chain. It replaces the traditional forecast driven MRP method that was conceived over 50 years ago and has not fundamentally changed since.
The secret sauce of Demand Driven MRP is that it aligns your entire supply chain with your actual customer demand not with your forecast.
To get this right, the model leverages the best of MRP, DRP, Lean, Theory of Constraints & Six Sigma to provide a new method to model, plan, execute and manage your supply chains that is more relevant in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world.
This method was developed by the Demand Driven Institute and is now approved by ASCM.
Any successful supply chain planning transformation project needs to start with training; not just for the planners but for the entire organization.
To help organisations understand what it means to become Demand Driven, b2wise has developed a serious management game called DDBrix. This Lego based game breaks down silos and introduces the entire organisation to the power of demand driven in a fun learning way.
Our team includes 4 Master DDP, 3 DDP 2 DDL and 2 AS&OP as well as 12 DDBrix instructors. Training can be provided in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Once the thoughtware is in place, b2wise’s award winning cloud based end-to-end supply chain planning software and global support team will provide you with a platform for success.
To make the transition from forecast driven MRP to DDMRP requires a clearly constructed change management process. At b2wise we specialize in helping companies make this transition by providing then with access to leading Demand Driven practitioners who will take them on a clearly defined journey that guarantees the best chance of success.
How this journey starts and ends?
This journey starts with training and ends with the entire organization buying into a demand driven operating model that adapts quickly to the planning challenges of today’s fast-changing world.
So, if you are a company that struggles with the following, maybe it is time to make a change and start your own journey.
Planners need a simple, highly visual planning and execution system that is not underpinned by Excel and does not require a degree in applied mathematics to understand.
Managers need to know that the system is operating well – planners are working the process and actioning the alerts. KPI’s are showing progress in the right direction and key resources are focused on what is important.
Your supply chain is the heart of your business. Without it, nothing works. By improving the flow of your supply chain and linking your leadership and planning teams with the right tools, you can start to unlock the full potential of your business.
b2wise is a young and energetic company on a journey to create world class enterprise planning software based on Demand Driven principles. Our growth is driven by our wonderful clients who share our ambition.
DDBrix is the leading management simulation experience to discover Demand Driven with Lego bricks.
DDBrix has allowed 3500+ professionals to experience first hand how DDMRP can transform their businesses.
1 day of fun & learning