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PDM: Introduction to DDMRP - The Next Evolution Of MRP & LEAN

February 28, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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APICS Chapter Office - Conference Centre
1370 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON M3B 3N7



DDMRP has exploded onto the scene and has been embraced with LEADING global companies such as Unilever, Michelin, Nestle, Stemcell, British Telecom and Shell. Companies are gaining phenomenal results,   LEARN MORE WHY!

What is DDMRP?

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers. 

This solution has brought to light the conflicts between forecasting, lean and MRP.   This presentation will expand on these issues.

Speaker Roberta McPhail, Endorsed DDMRP Master Instructor and engaging speaker, will provide an overview of the history, methodologies, processes and examples of DDMRP.

The audience will take away:

  • The evolutionary new thought processes behind DDMRP
  • The 5 step component model that we use to implement DDMRP
  • How this is the best of Lean and MRP.  The historical implications of FLOW
  • The basics of the planning and execution models
  • Introduction of the Demand Driven Operating Model.
  • Industry examples and real results
  • How to "test drive"

Join us on February 28, 2019 to learn more about this evolutionary effective planning and execution method. 

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Roberta McPhail is currently an independent consultant and trainer specializing in Supply Chain.

In her 30 plus year career, she has extensive cross functional experience in all levels of Supply chain with a focus on continuous improvement.  Roberta brings to the table expert knowledge in the areas of:  Project Scheduling, Master scheduling, repetitive/lean scheduling, forecasting, demand mgt, international procurement, distribution planning and MRPERP systems. Roberta has held senior level positions responsible for the planning, execution and distribution processes for multi-site multinational manufacturing companies.  This would include senior planning responsibilities for both China and Indian Operations.

Roberta is certified CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, CLTD.   She currently is teaching APICS certification classes as a Master Instructor for the APICS Vancouver chapter via British Columbia Institute of Technology and Camosun College as well as corporate engagements thru out Western Canada.   She is the 1st instructor in Canada to become a master instructor endorsed from the Demand Driven Institute and is also a Fresh Connections Simulation trainer.    She is an associate Consultant with CMG Group (a leading DDMRP consulting firm).

Roberta’s presentation style has been described as Dynamic, Fun and Educational.  You will find her sense of humor refreshing and excels at making technical material easy and enjoyable to learn.

You can contact her via and her linkedin info