Supply chain body, apicsAU becomes DDI affiliate

apicsAU is now the exclusive affiliate
of the Demand Driven Institute (DDI) in Australia.

The Demand Driven Institute
(DDI) was founded in 2011 by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith, co-authors of the third
edition of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning. DDI is dedicated to proliferating consistent
demand driven approaches through education, training and certification. It has
a global presence through its international network of affiliates as well as
with its partnership with the International Supply Chain Education Alliance
(ISCEA).

The affiliation agreement enables
apicsAU to expand its offerings, sharing with its members and local supply
chain community DDI’s demand driven planning approaches which are gaining
international recognition.

Specifically, apicsAU will be
offering the Certified Demand Driven Planning (CDDP) Program. Created by a global partnership between the
International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) and the Demand Driven
Institute in 2012, the certificate has gained sufficient significance to be
included as one of just 10 global planning certifications included in Gartner’s
Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning Certification Programs in December 2014.

Gaining international renown,
and supported through a growing network of affiliates, the CDDP program is
quickly becoming the world standard for emerging demand driven methodology in
planning, scheduling and execution.

“apicsAU is already well known
in the Australian market for offering supply chain focused local and
international certifications. The
Certified Demand Driven Planner program with its extensive coverage of
Inventory planning and next generation MRP is an ideal addition to our range of
offerings and we see our affiliation with DDI offering immediate value to our
members,” said Pieter Nagel, CEO of apicsAU.

“DDI’s program addresses many
of the inadequacies of conventional MRP and allows practitioners to plan for
more volatile, complex and service oriented supply and manufacturing scenarios.

In addition to offering a
formal recognition for planning competence, we believe the program will allow
planners, schedulers, logistics and supply chain managers an opportunity to
significantly update and improve their planning prowess.”

Partner at DDI Carol Ptak will
co-deliver the first CDDP workshop in Sydney in March 2015, with more workshops to be rolled
out during the year.