DDMRP eliminates the guesswork in planning for materials.
Actual usage triggers replenishment recommendations, not forecasts. This eliminates the constant correction of pulling in or pushing out MRP-generated orders planners deal with on a weekly basis.
Eliminates the timing guessing-game. MRP’s goal is to time supply / demand to end up with zero inventory. This often results in having to de-expedite orders that MRP told you to expedite previously. DDMRP’s goal is to have enough inventory on hand and on order all the time.
Planning buffers are dynamic – they flex over time as your actual demand changes always ensuring that you have enough, but never too much, even when demand is far from consistent.
It’s Simple, and it Works!
Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) simplifies the entire material planning process and takes the reactive drama out of the day-to-day management of your inventory positions.
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Using DDMRP, many companies find that they are able to carry less inventory without ever running out. By providing us with some of your inventory information, we can estimate your company’s potential inventory savings using DDMRP.
LillyWorks ERP and Protected Flow Manufacturing™ have both been certified as DDMRP Compliant by the Demand Driven Institute (DDI), which was co-founded by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith, the authors of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning.
You can get the book at: DDMRP by Ptak and Smith on Amazon
You can learn more about DDMRP at: www.demanddrivenmrp.com
(Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning)
It’s Material Planning and Execution for the 21st Century!
Using historical, current, and future-looking demand information, DDMRP creates a unique “planning buffer” for each part. The planning buffer is like a shock-absorber for each stock position; On one hand, it stops you from ordering too much, and on the other, it triggers replenishment orders when waiting any longer would put that position at risk of running out. This way, you always have enough on hand, but never too much.