Demand Driven Technologies Secures $3.6 Million in Series Seed 2 Funding

The global leader in Demand-Driven supply chain planning solutions to accelerate expansion of sales and product development. Atlanta, GA – Demand Driven Technologies, the company that pioneered Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), announced today that it has raised an additional $3.6 million in Series Seed 2 funding. Shawn Welch of Midtown Capital Advisors led the … Read more

Is DDMRP Really a New Idea?

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is compatible with, and even supportive of, many other manufacturing philosophies: Lean, TOC, Flow, Pull, etc. However, since some of these ideas have been around for decades, most notably Lean Manufacturing, it can seem like DDMRP is an old idea given new life under a different name.

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The Bottom Line Benefits of DDMRP

In my last post, I talked briefly about the benefits of being demand driven using Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP): lower inventory levels and increased service levels.

You may be thinking, “Yeah, Ivan, that all sounds good, but isn’t that what other methodologies like Lean Manufacturing were supposed to do? What’s the difference here?”

If so, you’d be right. DDMRP exploits some of the principles found in other methodologies, but it also modifies them and arranges them into a consistent, organized, and easily executable process. The first key principle, and the one that separates DDMRP from many other approaches, is that of decoupling stock buffers.

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