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Julie and Matt go to a Demand Driven Planner Workshop. Eyes Wide Open.

Today, we find Julie, Matt and two other members of their team attending a Demand Driven Planner workshop. There is a certification possible, but right now Julie and Matt just want to evaluate if this methodology is as promising as it seems. We catch up with them during a break in the class.

Safety Stock vs DDMRP Buffer

And since I imagine none of you would be happy without a gas gauge, then I ask you, “Why do you think Safety Stock is sufficient to manage millions of dollars’ worth of inventory?”

How do we Stop Managing Chaos?

If you’re frustrated and unable to see the path forward, it starts with inventory management and fixing the inadequate systems you’ve been forced to work with.  Once you see the solution that I’ll present to you, you will never be able to “unsee” it.

Money Transfer Supply Chain Analogy

Your goal is to maximize the money kept in the Saving’s account.  And therefore, minimize the money in your Checking account. But don’t let the checking balance drop below zero.

The Truths of Inventory Management

We know intuitively that we must be agile in order to meet the changing and volatile customer demand. Why do we continue to insist that precision and the resulting chaotic emergencies are the best way to achieve agility?

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