Are You Ready for DDMRP?
Demand Driven Material Replenishment Planning (DDMRP) has been called a lot of things—from just another MRP master data setting to a silver bullet that will magically align supply and demand to make the entire supply chain perform seamlessly.
But what is it really? Actually, DDMRP is a proven and effective multi-echelon planning and execution method for how to run replenishment based on sound flow-based principles. As such, it offers a whole new way of conducting business, providing a step-by step decision support structure that boosts planning and execution. From bringing in raw materials to support production to prioritizing what and when to produce by defining where we are stocking our inventory and at what levels, DDMRP redefines how we manage the supply chain.
Like most things worth achieving, DDMRP is a challenge—a journey—and is well worth it in the end.
One more point: using DDMRP effectively requires use of FIORI apps, which uses state-of-the-art design principles to produce a role-based experience across devices, tasks, and business channels. IF you haven’t embarked on your FIORI journey and you’re wondering where all that great next gen tech for planners is living, FIORI is where it’s at. For those using IBP, DDMRP also has great flow through to the front-end planning views.