March 2017 Professional Development Meeting:  
DDMRP: The Next Evolution of MRP and Lean 

Speaker:   Roberta McPhail, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, CDDL, PMP, CLTD
                APICS Master Instructor, Endorsed DDMRP Instructor, The Fresh Connections Instructor

DDMRP has exploded onto the scene and has been embraced with LEADING global companies such as Unilever, Michelin, Nestle, Stemcell and Shell.   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. 

Speaker Roberta McPhail, Endorsed DDMRP Instructor and engaging speaker, will provide an overview of the history, methodologies, processes and case studies 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.
Case study example and real results
How to "test drive"

Join us on March 16, 2017 to learn more about this effective planning and execution method

Want to learn more about DDMRP?   APICS Los Angeles Chapter is hosting a 2-day DDRMP course at our facility on March 16-17.   Learn more or register now.

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

In her 25 plus year career, Roberta has extensive cross functional experience in all levels of Supply chain with a focus on continuous improvement.  She 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 MRP\ERP systems. Roberta has held senior level positions responsible for the planning, execution and distribution processes for multi-site multinational manufacturing companies.

Roberta is certified CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDL, CDDP, CLTD and PMP.   She currently is teaching APICS certification classes as a Master Instructor for the APICS Vancouver chapter via British Columbia Institute of Technology.   She is the first North American instructor to become both CDDP and CDDL instructor-endorsed and is also a supply chain simulation trainer for The Fresh Connections. 

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.


From online challenges to virtual presentations to international recognition... all is possible with APICS Student Case Competitions.  Using The Fresh Connection, APICS Student Case Competitions help students to utilize skills and concepts learned in school and network with operations management professionals.  APICS Los Angeles Chapter is proud to sponsor student teams to attend District Student Case Competition events.   Find out more.
Attendance is limited to 60 people. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PST

Buffet Only

6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:30-6:50 p.m. Business Meeting & Dinner
7:00 p.m. Professional Presentation Starts
8:15 p.m. Raffle
8:30 p.m. Close of Meeting

APICS Los Angeles Chapter Facility

370 Amapola Avenue, Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90501



$40 - Pre-Registered Non-members $25 - Pre-Registered Members $25 - Pre-Registered Affiliate Member (ISM/ASQ)
$25 - Pre-Registered Full-time Student with ID
$15 - Pre-Registered APICS Student Member
$15 - *Pre-Registered LAPICS Student Chapter Member
$15 - Pre-Registered LAPICS Board Member
$15 - *Pre-Registered Upgrade Course Attendees
$25 - Late & Walk-in Registration Adder Fee

Already registered but forgot to make your payment or need to add a purchase or late registration fee?
PDM Payment

Payment must be provided at time of registration. No-shows are billed. 

 *Preregistered LAPICS Student Chapter members and Upgrade Course Attendees receive a full refund when attending event. Payment is refunded to PayPal account after event. You must belong to a LAPICS student chapter and a Course Attendee that has purchased an Upgrade Option to qualify.