Traditional material planning and control system (ERP/MRP and distribution requirements planning systems) are systems in which detailed forecasts are used to procure needed materials and push manufacturing orders through the production and distribution system to the point of consumption. These legacy rules and systems are causing enormous amounts of friction and compromises within and between manufacturers in today’s more complex and volatile supply chains. The Demand Driven approach is the careful alignment of the organization and its assets with that of the market and/or consumption. This approach will fundamentally impact most areas of a company and includes careful synchronization of sales, planning, scheduling and execution with consumption.
CIMCIL hosted a webinar on the basics of DDMRP: you will find the recording here. Good listening !