When changing Material Requirements Planning into DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning) you will come closer to achieve the Flow and Pull principals of lean.
Through DDMRP your orders are more aligned with the actual demands of your customers. We analyzed the delivery performance of our customer before and after the implementation of DDMRP.
The results are very convincing:
Supplier Lead times were drastically improved
On-Hand Inventory Levels were decreased – tied-up capital was decreased significantly
Defects are detected earlier and not hidden in piles of inventory
Thanks to data science / data visualization capabilities (R, shiny, flexdashboard) we are able to show and track the improvements.
You can find an interactive version of the dashboard here: