PART 1: Perspective - Ch 1: Planning in the New Normal. Ch 2: The Importance of Flow. Ch 3: Material Requirements Planning (MRP) in the New Normal. Ch 4: Unlocking a Solution - The Power of Decoupling. PART 2: Becoming Demand Driven. Ch 5: Supply Order Generation and Execution for the New Normal. Ch 6: Strategic Inventory Positioning. Ch 7: Strategic Buffers. Ch 8: Buffer Adjustments. Ch 9: Demand Driven Planning. Ch 10: Demand Driven Execution. Ch 11: DDMRP Impacts to the Operational Environment. Ch 12: DDMRP Metrics and Analytics. Ch 13: The Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model. Ch 14: Implications for Information Technology. App A: An MRP Example. App B: Simulating DDMRP Buffers. App C: Applying DDMRP to the Apparel Retail Environment App D: Demand Driven MRP Dictionary. App E: The Innovations of DDMRP.
Carol Ptak, CFPIM, CIRM, is a partner with the Demand Driven
Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as
Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Ms.
Ptak is a past president of APICS, and has authored several books
on MRP, ERP, Lean, and Theory of Constraints.
Chad Smith, CDDP, is a co-Founder and Partner at the Demand Driven Institute. Prior to the Demand Drive Institute Mr. Smith served as the Managing Partner of Constraints Management Group (CMG) for eighteen years. Mr. Smith has co-authored and contributed to several books on MRP, Theory of Constraints, and the Demand Driven methodology.