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    Demand Driven Planner "DDP" certification prep class

    March 05, 2021 8:00 AM to March 06, 2021 5:00 PM
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    Due to COVID-19, we are moving this class to online training sessions. 

    Tentative class dates/times are now as follows (specific dates TBD) 

    Please let us know what of the 3 options is your preference and we will see if we accommodate. Potential course options: 

    • Friday/Saturday class on March 5-6th 
    • Saturday/Sunday, March 6-7th  
    • 4 x 4-hour sessions on Saturday mornings (4 hours each on 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, and 3/27) 


    Students who attend get live training from a certified master instructor, online access, and a copy of the participant guide, and a set of videos of the founders teaching the class. This access is not time-limited and if the material is ever updated the video and participant guide are updated as well. The students who enroll will always have online access to the latest version of the DDP Class. The online access also gives them additional materials not available to the public as well as, eBooks, The book is a 2 slide per page version of the PowerPoint slides used for the class. 

    The Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ program, the only official DDPP test prep session, is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain professionals. At the DDP core is the Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP). This MRP technique works throughout the supply chain and is extremely effective in today’s highly variable, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.


    APICS Houston Master Instructor Michael Cole is DDI and ASCM certified to teach the official Demand Driven Planner (DDP)™ Program. This in-depth preparation program is designed to orient students in Demand Driven Materials Requirements Planning (DDMRP) methodology and gives practical hands on tools to transform their organizations as well as pass their certification exam. 

    This class prepares you to become a Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™. The DDPP Test has six categories that are covered in detail in the DDP class


     The Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP)™ is a professional endorsement certification offered by the Demand Driven Institute, the global authority for Demand-Driven education, training, certification, and compliance. 

    The DDPP™ is earned by an individual who can apply the demand-driven concepts, analyze and evaluate an environment using the DDMRP methodology.  An individual achieves DDPP™ endorsement by successfully completing a rigorous test.  

    Upon successful completion of the test, an endorsement certificate will be issued, and the individual may begin using DDPP in their professional title.  The individual will also be issued an electronic certificate and badge for use with their social media profiles.

    Exam Languages Available: English, Spanish, French and Korean

    Instructor - Michael Cole

     Certifications: CSCP-F, CPIM-F, CLTD-F, CPSM, DDPP
    APICS Master Instructor for CSCP, CPIM, CLTD
    Demand Driven Institute Instructor for DDP
    Michael is the Managing Partner of Consultiques LLC and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Westminster (UK) and is currently the Director of Education for the APICS Houston Chapter.
    He applies his knowledge and experience to help companies achieve better business results. Using his skills in Lean and Six Sigma coupled with the APICS body of knowledge and cutting-edge techniques such as Demand Driven MRP he addresses problems in Operations and Supply Chain Management.
    Michael has conducted more than 6500 hours of professional classes including more than 1500 hours of live webinar classes. Michael brings international experience to his classes having lived and worked in 17 different countries during his career with diverse experience in service operations, manufacturing, research and engineering, supply chain, strategy development and project portfolio management. Contact Michael at [email protected]

    Take your Knowledge of Demand Planning to Next Level with the DDPP Certification



    $1,095.00 APICS member

    $1,195.00 Non-Members/guests

    $995.00 APICS Student members