DDMRP and lean manufacturing


Most discrete manufacturing organizations rely on a bill of material (BOM) to understand demand for component parts and materials required to manufacture products and satisfy orders or projected demand. Demand-driven materials requirements planning (DDMRP), however, is a planning method that does not really use a bill of materials explosion to determine how you plan the part.

But what other elements of lean manufacturing can you do with DDMRP? Here we explore:

  • A basic definition of DDMRP
  • How DDMRP and lean concepts coalesce
  • How ERP certified for DDMRP can help