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An Introduction to DDMRP using simulation

September 15, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Caesar's Table
125 N Market
Wichita, KS 67202

PDM on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
Caesar’s Table

125 N Market, Wichita, KS 67202
Registration and Social: 5:30 PM
Buffet dinner: 5:45 PM
Speaker: 6:30 PM
Adjourn: 7:30 PM

Zoom option available for those interested.

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Our September Speaker

John Melbye

John Melbye helps companies to stop managing chaos and start driving progress. Made possible through the innovations of the Demand Driven Institute and the Demand Driven Methodology, we can calm the chaos of your Material Requirements Planning system, reduce the daily surprises and fire-fighting and change the conversation around Sales and Operations Planning.

Endorsed to teach the Demand Driven Planner workshop since February of 2017, John added the Demand Driven Leader workshop in October of 2018, the Demand Driven S&OP Experience workshop in May of 2019 and the DDBrix Factory Experience workshop in February of 2020.  John is a Master Instructor of the Demand Driven Planner program.

As a board member of APICS Twin Cities since 2016, John is also engaged in the networking and learning opportunities for the Chapter community.  Creating a vision of trust, pride and camaraderie is his passion.  As President of the chapter, he is leading innovation and creating excitement throughout the supply chain community.

John connects Supply Chain concepts to daily life through one-page articles that he published on his blog site.  John’s writings can often be found on the APICS Twin Cities chapter website as well.

For all links related to John, visit

 PDM – an Introduction to DDMRP using simulation

Do you have inventory shortages or overages, frequent schedule changes, unacceptable customer service or over-stressed employees? We explore both the traditional supply chain inventory management practices, and the new Demand Driven methodology in a short, practical and interactive workshop. During the session we go through role play as the Supply Chain VP and a decision-making process to vote on options presented. Experiential learning is a powerful methodology and changes the way people learn. Academic and corporate training programs increasingly include simulation as an effective way to bring to life concepts and theories through practical application. The objective is to demonstrate simulation tools like The Fresh Connection, as a powerful learning platform in a familiar materials management environment, while also introducing innovative Demand Driven MRP concepts.


$15.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (members)

$15.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (Guest)

$5.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (Student)

$0.00 Speaker presentation only (members)

$0.00 Speaker presentation only (guest)