Project Manager Logistics at MANN+HUMMEL
Georg started his professional career 2011 at BOSCH REXROTH AG working in different roles and positions in procurement and production planning, leading them to performance and stock reduction. As Georg is also a strong SAP specialist for MM, PP and WM, he supported the SAP Roll-Outs in Germany and Sweden with regard on process definition and set up of information flows.
2017 Georg joined as Project Manager the MANN+HUMMEL logistics team to foster the transformation and further development of the plant Speyer. He took responsibility for various projects in the arena of production planning, defining and re-engineering processes and information flows. With this, he is also responsible for the development, set up and roll out of the DDMRP pilot in Speyer, closely developed together with SAP and fostering the stock reduction program of the plant.
Bruno Acosta, CPIM, CSCP, Jonah, DDP...
Bruno have been 26 years in the Supply Chain business, 15 years as a Business Processes Consultant. Actuary by the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Founder of SAPIX Solutions & Expertise. DDI Master Instructor for DDP program. APICS Master Instructor for the CPIM and CSCP programs, APICS Master Instructor for the IDP Train the Trainers and Learning Dynamics for Instructors programs. Experienced consultant in the Automotive, Aerospace industries. President of the APICS Querétaro Chapter, TOC expert, SCOR (R) Instructor (Supply Chain Operations Reference model), ERP consultant, Co-creator of SPX-DDMRP, DDBRIX Trainer, DDI Top Ten Instructor 2017 & 2018.
Barry Anderson CSCP, CDDP
Demand and Supply Planning Specialist, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
Barry Anderson is based at the corporate head office in Port Elizabeth. The Group spans 12 countries in Africa. Barry has been employed at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (formerly Coca-Cola Sabco) for 24 years, in various roles including Internal Audit, Finance, Training, Sales, and Supply Chain. The last 12 years Barry has specialized in planning within Supply Chain. This has included the adoption and roll-out, initially, of S&OP and now DDMRP in the organization.
CEO & COOn IVAR
Paolo and Daniele are personally leading the DDMRP implementation workstream in IVAR, dealing with buffering positioning choices, profiling decisions, implementation priorities definition and supplier management. Founded in 1985, on a precise industrial strategy focused on the production of valves, Ivar, today, is a vibrant, fast growing international company operating in the plumbing and heating components industry. With a sales turnover of over 155 million Euro, and more than 400 employees – IVAR factories are based in Italy with subsidiaries abroad in: Belgium, USA, China, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Tunisia and customers all around the world. IVAR produces innovative, 100% made in Italy items for heating systems and bathroom fixtures: valves for heating bodies, direct metering modules, heat cost allocators, pipes and fittings, substations for heating systems, distribution manifolds, radiant panel systems, components for solar and geothermal systems. https://www.linkedin.com/company/ivar-spa
Founder | B2Wise
Kevin has +25 years of experience in supply chain planning and founded B2Wise in 2016. Kevin has worked with over 200 clients globally and has extensive knowledge of advanced planning systems, business process re-engineering, project management, change management and software development. Kevin is a guest lecture at Warwick University (WMG) in the UK and Polytech University in Hong Kong and is an endorsed DDP and DDBRIX instructor.
CEO at Demand Driven Technologies
Erik Bush, CEO at Demand Driven Technologies Erik Bush is the co-founder and CEO of Demand Driven Technologies. Having led the growth of Demand Driven Technologies since its’ formation in the Fall of 2011, Mr. Bush has pushed Demand Driven Technologies to exceptional growth with clients on six continents around the world. Mr. Bush has a deep commitment to delivering client value and will share his observations on the growth of Demand Driven Technologies client base along with updates on our solution offerings. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/demand-driven-technologies/
Partner Constraints Management Group
18 years, partner for Constraints Management Group.
Prior to CMG, 30+ years experience in building materials industry as both CFO and VP of Operations.
With the help of CMG partners pioneered the original design and specifications for both Replenishment+® and DBR+™ that later became the underlying platform for the software applications now provided by Demand Driven Technologies.
Partner Managing Director of CMG Consultores
Manuel is an Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid (Spain) as a Visiting Professor. He is an Endorsed CDDP and CDDL Instuctor and is currently a Cofounder and Managing Partner of CMG Consultores, a company specialized in the implementation of TOC and DDMRP and the Demand Driven Institute Affiliate in Spain, and he lead the first implementations in Europe. Some of their clients are MICHELIN, FINSA, FRULACT, SATUERCA, COASA, INDAUX, etc. Manuel is Industrial Engineer graduated (Industrial Organization specialized) from Universidad de Vigo (Spain). He was instructed in T.O.C. (Theory of Constraints) at the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute Academy (New Haven, CT, USA) directly with Eli Goldratt in 1.995.
Michelin Directeur Supply Chain Industrielle
Currently in charge of industrial supply chain for Michelin Group. During the last 5 years , has led a transformation program aiming at introducing the DDMRP principles in a large, multilevel, international Supply Chain He joined Michelin 30 years ago . His background is mainly in Logistic , Supply Chain and IS in different business units in Europe, Asia and North America
Alex Donoso is CEO at Centro de Estudios para la Excelencia Operacional CEEO. Alex Donoso is the co-founder and board member of SCEC Supply Chain Excellence Community and Demand Driven Latin America. He is an endorsed DDP instructor and is currently promoting the demand driven knowledge along latinamerica as bundle product with APICS certification. Alex has been an enthusiastic promoter of DDMRP model and principles along companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, retail, textile, petrochemical foods and beverage industries in Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia.
Alex is Mechanical Engineer. He is an endorsed APICS instructor, certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution CLTD and SCOR-Professional.
Senior Advisor - Groupe Trencadis
Frederic Gaurier, CPIM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, SCOR-P, QRM SILVER, APICS Master Instructor, is mainly supporting the General Management of large companies or SMBs, within Industrial and Operations Departments, on issues of improvement and long-term performance. He designs and leads improvement projects in the field, adapting to stakes, resources and culture of the companies. Frederic has 28 years of experience. He has gone through such companies as: Mitsubishi, KPMG Peat Marwick, PwC, ALCOM Consulting, Louis Vuitton. Since 2011, he is an entrepreneur. Its main missions have been and continue to focus on: Digital evolutions of information systems Complex Program & Projects Management (and curing failing ones) Performance diagnostics and improvement projects Change management design and lead Moreover, in addition to the various conferences he gives, Frédéric GAURIER is the author of the book "Performance 2.0".
Stefan Hoogervorst CPIM, CSCP, CDDP,...
Director of Education and Research at PMI Production Management Institute GmbH
Stefan is Director of Education and Research at PMI Production Management Institute GmbH, and is responsible for trainer qualification and education program content and didactics. He has more than 14+ years experience in training and education. Stefan holds all supply chain certifications offered by PMI, including APICS CPIM, CSCP, CLTD as well as the CDDP, CDDL and DDFP. He works as trainer for S&OP and Supply Chain Management and is an instructor for APICS certifications and the business simulations “The Fresh Connection” and “The Cool Connection”.
In the past, Stefan was Director Education at Inchainge, the company that developed the business simulations “The Fresh Connection” and “The Cool Connection”. He worked as senior lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences for 7+ years. Prior to this he was employed as regional sales and operations planner at Philips Consumer Electronics Headquarters in Amsterdam and as controller purchasing mainstream CE at Philips Consumer Electronics in Eindhoven.
Craig Jolly is an Industrial Engineer with 30 years of experience in the Food Processing and Wood Products industries as an engineer, planner, scheduler and manager. He has been working with the principles and tools of DDMRP since the initial days of their development in the early 2000’s. He’s currently the Operations Manager at 9Wood.
9Wood designs, engineers and manufactures custom suspended wood ceilings for commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects throughout North America. We don’t build anything to stock. Everything we produce is Engineered-to-Order or Made-to-Order at our facility in Springfield, Oregon. 9Wood is known for its quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and exceptionally reliable on time delivery, even on the tight and often fluctuating schedules common in the specialty construction industry.
Partner, Camelot Management Consultants AG
Christian has over 15 years of experience in supply chain business leadership and transformation through strategic, operational and technology-based consulting. His experience spans strategic analysis, operational improvement, development of operating models as well as business process improvement and redesign, especially in the life sciences, chemicals, and manufacturing industries. His blog can be found at https://blog.camelot-group.com/author/ckr/
Derk Kuiper MBA, CFPIM, CSCP, DDPP, ...
Derk has 20 years of experience in supply chain education and is the founder and managing director of Visie Partners. Visie Partners is company based in the Netherlands, offering educational programs in supply chain and operations management.
Derk is a qualified SCOR-P instructor and an instructor for the APICS certification programs, CPIM, CSCP and CLTD. He is also a master instructor for the APICS Instructor Development Program, focused on developing instructor skills for APICS and Demand Driven instructors.
Derk studied economics and has experience in chemical industry, logistics, healthcare, publishing and insurance. He worked for over 20 years in management accounting and is specialized in process improvement and strategy implementation.
Visie Partners serves large (inter)national customers to improve their performance. Contact Derk
Planning Manager Protea Chemicals
Ruben has over 30 years’ experience in a wide variety of industry verticals, including industrial and consumer packaging, automotive, food and chemicals, where he worked for several multi-national companies in a number of key roles. Having worked as both practitioner and consultant, Ruben can provide an objective perspective of Supply Chain Management. During his career, Ruben gained extensive experience with MRP and Advanced Planning Systems implementations – with first-hand experience of what works and what doesn’t! In 2015, Ruben attended a Demand Driven Workshop presented by Chad Smith which led to the current project. He is an APICS certified instructor for CPIM and CSCP, has the CDDP certification and is a DDBRIX instructor.
Dick’s interest in manufacturing applications led him to Arista Information Systems in North Carolina where he implemented MRP systems for companies such as Ingersoll Rand and Warner & Swasey in the early seventies. He and his staff developed MRP software with the first Master Scheduling capability in the industry. This software also had the first planning bill capability.
Ollie Wight recognized what Dick was accomplishing at Arista and he asked him to conduct “Hands on MRP” class for the Oliver Wight companies in 1974. Dick ran that class with Walt Goddard and in later years with Al Stevens and John Sari.
Ollie decided to expand his education offering and asked a number of people to join him to conduct education classes and consult with clients. Dick became an Education Associate in 1979 and worked with the Oliver Wight organization until 1992. He conducted classes in the US, the UK and Australia helping to grow the business and groom other instructors. Dick’s specialty was the Master Scheduling class which he authored.
Ollie Wight passed away in 1983 with cancer and Dick was tapped to be a teacher in the Top Management class. Dick was teaching a class in Chicago when he got some valuable feedback from a General Manager who was in attendance. He said “Dick, I don’t get it. You say that sales and marketing, finance, operations and engineering, need to be involved in aggregate planning which you call Production Planning. Why do you call It Production Planning”?
The term Sales and Operations planning was born. Dick launched the first Sales and Operations class for the Oliver Wight Companies in 1985.
In 1987, he co-authored the Book Orchestrating Success which was the first book about Sales and Operations Planning.
Dick began collaborating with Andy Coldrick, who had joined Oliver Wight in 1986.That collaboration lasted 28 years until Andy’s death in 2014. They worked together at Oliver Wight, and as a duo in Ling-Coldrick from 1006 till 2014. In 2009 they self-published “Breakthrough S&OP, An Assessment Guide”.
In 2011, Carol Ptak and Chad Smith were updating Olick’s MRP book and they asked Andy and Dick to write a chapter on S&OP. They were very glad to do that.
In 2016, Carol Ptak asked Dick to co-author a chapter in her new book that she coauthored with Chad Smith
Associate Partner PwC Italy
Ivan is the Operations leader for PwC Italy and the global leader of PwC’s DDMRP Practice. He has almost 20 years of consulting experience in numerous Supply Chain Management and Industrial Engineering fields. As a certified instructor in the disciplines of Supply Chain (APICS and DDI), Industrial Engineering, Lean Manufacturing and Project Management, Ivan has contributed to the development of hundreds of Operations Professionals in multiple industries, complementing educational activities with implementation support on process redesign, change management, technological enablement and shopfloor execution.
Director at Axens
Christoph Lenhartz, MBA, DDPP, DDLP, DDFP, Jonah, TOCICO-certified, Certified Consultant (bdvb), SCOR-P, is Director at Axsens, a leading expert in operations, supply chain, and project consulting. Axsens is a DDI affiliate. Before joining Axsens he was Founding Partner of Catena Strategies, the DDI affiliate for the Nordic and Baltic countries and Poland.
He has helped many companies improving their supply chain performance and embarking on the journey to becoming a Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise and has delivered numerous public and in-house DDI courses across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He is a co-author of DDI’s Demand Driven Supply Chain Fundamentals course and a DDI Master Instructor. Most recently he managed the French and German translations of “Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning” by Ptak and Smith.
He has published several articles on various management topics and is an appreciated speaker, educator, coach and a recognized expert in developing and implementing highly effective operations and supply chain strategies using the Demand Driven MRP approach, as well as project management and execution methodologies based on Critical Chain principles. As one of the leading experts in Europe in TOC and Demand Driven methodologies he is a past Board Member and Past Chairman of TOCICO.
Christoph holds an MBA from Clemson University (USA), he graduated from the University Essen (Germany) as a Diplom-Kaufmann and has pursued post-graduate studies at Washington State University (USA).
Partner at SmartChain International LLP
Nick has a strong track record of high value supply chain transformation in major Oil & Gas, Pharma and FMCG. Most recently Nick was responsible for driving the transition from traditional planning in Shell Lubricants through IBV and Demand Sensing and ultimately to Demand Driven. Now a Partner at SmartChain, Nick’s ambition is to guide and support other progressive supply chains to take advantage of the competitive performance that demand driven operations can bring.
Manager Logistics, SCM and PO at MANN+HUMMEL
Bruno is Manager Logistics, SCM and PO at MANN+HUMMEL and certified trainer for APICS at PMI.
Bruno has 20+ years of experience in Re-engineering, SCM and Operations. He is APCIS CPIM and CSCP certified and holds plenty of other certifications.
He started his professional career at Eckrich+Schwarz, joined the Theo Mueller Group as Process Manager transforming the company into a SCM organization and was responsible for the Tactical Planning. He later joined the Lapp Group fostering performance, growth and profitability of the 18 production plants directly reporting to the owner, before taking over one plant as Operations Manager and leading it to significant performance, winning benchmarks as well as an international innovation award. Joining DANAHER, Bruno consolidated the European footprint in Logistics for LEICA, boosted performance and engagement, massively. At MANN+HUMMEL, he is in charge of Order Management, Material Planning, Inbound, Outbound, Production Planning, Trading Goods and Project Office.
Bernard has more than 30 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Continuous Improvement / Lean 6 Sigma transformation. He has been serving as a Supply Chain Director within French subsidiaries of world class corporations, in the automotive, electronics, medical devices, furniture and metallurgy industries, in both manufacturing and distribution environments. Bernard is a Demand Driven Institute instructor. He has been supporting from 2014 about 20 DDMRP and DDOM implementation projects in France and Europe.
Author "The missing links"
Caroline MONDON CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, DDFP, NLP Master Partitionner, ASC
Extensive experience of operations management in manufacturing companies, with 2 positions of plant manager in a mechanical and an electrical SME and a position of Supply Chain & Logistics director across 7 countries in a multinational. Implementation of Supply Chain functions in SME, expertise in Sales & Operations Plan process. Certified board member including past president of Fapics, l’association française de Supply Chain Management, promoting innovative educational approaches. APICS, DDI Instructor and co-author of DDSCF and of The Fresh Connection serious game A DD S&OP experience. Designer of the 4th buffer: skill. Author of a best selling management book since 2005 in France : "Le chaînon manquant" AFNOR edition, published by Industrial Press in the US in 2016 under the title The Missing Links : A Demand Driven Detective Novel.
Alfonso Navarro Bustamante, Eng, MBA...
CEO - K2 Solutions
Founding Partner and Director of companies such as the consulting firms MIDAS and K2, and the investment fund K2 Solutions with operations in Latin America and Asia. Member of the Board of Directors of companies such as Pelaez Hermanos, ARH, Autolitoral, Baterias Willard, K2 Services and Prado Holdings. Industrial Engineer from Universidad del Atlántico and MBA from Tecnológico de Monterrey. He is a recognized keynote speaker and international consultant in the field of Strategy and Operations for companies such as COMERCIAL NUTRESA, STUDIO F, ZENU, ALUMINA, NATIONAL CHOCOLATES COMPANY, VENUS, COLCAFÉ, AUTECO, MEALS OF COLOMBIA (CREMHELADO), ACESCO, GRUPO FAMILIA and NOEL, among others. As a trainer and a graduate teacher, he has trained thousands of executives and professionals in these areas. Partner of the Supply Chain Excellence Community. Former Country Manager of Goldratt Consulting. DDI Affiliate and Master Instructor. Certified expert in TOC (TOC-ICO), DDMRP (DDI), Lean (Lean Six Sigma Institute) and S&OP (IBP of Oliver Wight). He was the first instructor of the Demand Driven Leader (DDL) programs in Latin America and DDI instructor for the first programs in the planet of Adaptive S&OP with Dick Ling, father of S & OP, and a pioneer in Demand Driven S&OP contributing to DDAE´s BOK.
CEO ABM Cloud
Co-founder of the representational office of the Demand Driven Institute in Eastern Europe and CEO of Consulting Services in ABM Cloud. The expert in supply chain management and manufacture management automation with more than 10 years of project experience using Theory of Constraints, Lean. Head of a DDMRP methodology implementation in variety of industries: FMCG, oil and gas, steel, household appliances, etc.
Using DDMRP, Sviatoslav helps to find economic benefits in production, reduce inventory levels and increase the reliability of supplies at enterprises in Eastern Europe.
Acesco - DIRECTOR CADENA DE ABASTECIMIENTO
Edgar Polanco Ordoñez, Director Supply Chain of Acesco, MBA Inalde Business School, Production Engineer, Certified Supply Chain Management professional from Georgia Tech & MIT, certified DDP & DDL by DDI (ISCEA) and ASTP in process of endorsement; over 15 years of supply chain management and omnichannel logistics experience, developing strategies and teams of different economy sectors companies such as retail, perishables and industrial manufacturing. Colombian company leader in its industry, manufacture and distribute flat and galvanized steel materials mainly for construction and industrial applications. Trust is one of the main attributes recognized by Acesco costumers during its 50 years of operations; being a customer-focused company, its new operations model based on adaptive models, contributes in short time to the achievement of desired levels of operational excellence for business sustainability in complex manufacturing environments and with high uncertainty such as the one faced by the industry of steel worldwide.
Director Flowing Consultoria
Civil Engineer, Antioquia School of Engineering, MASc Project Management University of British Columbia, Consultant in operations since 1997, Pioneer of DDMRP in Latam, Creator of the methodology of DDMRP applied to fashion and retail.
Partner Demand Driven Institute
Caro Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute, and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak is also a past president of APICS and has authored several books on MRP, ERP, Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC).
Partner, SmartChain International LLP
Founding Partner at SmartChain with extensive experience in manufacturing, planning,
supply chain management, S&OP.
Strategic and systemic thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills, always looking for creative solutions.
IVAR DDMRP manager
Paolo and Daniele are personally leading the DDMRP implementation workstream in IVAR, dealing with buffering positioning choices, profiling decisions, implementation priorities definition and supplier management.Founded in 1985, on a precise industrial strategy focused on the production of valves, Ivar, today, is a vibrant, fast growing international company operating in the plumbing and heating components industry. With a sales turnover of over 155 million Euro, and more than 400 employees – IVAR factories are based in Italy with subsidiaries abroad in: Belgium, USA, China, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Tunisia and customers all around the world. IVAR produces innovative, 100% made in Italy items for heating systems and bathroom fixtures: valves for heating bodies, direct metering modules, heat cost allocators, pipes and fittings, substations for heating systems, distribution manifolds, radiant panel systems, components for solar and geothermal systems. https://www.linkedin.com/company/ivar-spa
Debra A. Smith
Managing Partner - Constraints Management Group
Debra A. Smith, CPA, EMBA, TOCICO, is the managing partner of Constraints Management Group (CMG) which she co-founded with Chad Smith in 1997. CMG is a services and technology company specializing in integrated pull-based manufacturing, materials and project management systems for mid-range and large manufacturers and their supply chains. CMG is the founder and a current Channel Partner and shareholder of Demand Driven Technologies. Together with her partners (past and present), CMG is responsible for much of the development and practical application of the methodology, processes and software development known as Demand Driven MRP, the Demand Driven Operating Model and Demand Driven Sales & Operations Planning. In between founding CMG and her career in public accounting with Deloitte, she spent time as a Director of Finance with the Clorox Company, a VP of Finance for a publicly traded manufacturer and 7 years as an accounting professor. Her research focused on the role of metrics in process improvement and during that time she was the recipient of the 1993 IMA and Price Waterhouse applied research grant that resulted in the first of four books including 2013’s Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics. She has been the driving force in the development and application of flow-based metrics and her clients span across all industries and five continents. She is a recognized Thought Leader in management accounting, The Theory of Constraints and Demand Driven methodology and practice. In 2001, she was elected to the founding board of TOCICO and served 7 years. In 2016, TOCICO awarded her their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ken Titmuss, B.Sc. (Prod. Eng), CFPI...
Owner Kent Outsourcing
Ken runs his own business, Kent Outsourcing Services, consulting with well over 200 companies and providing their employees with education courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Ken has been involved with SAPICS for over 30 years from running the Cape Town Chapter, to being on the Board of Directors and holding the position of President twice.
Ken is an instructor for the APICS CPIM, CSCP, CLTD and Instructor Development Programs. He is also an instructor for the DDI DDP and DDL courses as well as a certified trainer for The Fresh Connection business simulation software from Inchainge.
Over the last 30 years, Ken has presented many papers and workshops at South African and overseas Supply Chain conferences. He is currently spending the majority of time promoting and presenting DDI DDMRP courses as well as implementing the methodology at his clients.
+27 83 700 4354
Laurent Vigouroux CSCP, DDPP, DDLP, ...
CEO B2Wise France
Laurent is an industrial engineer and a recognized leader in the supply chain community in France. Laurent has spent 16 years in operations with both big and medium sized automotive and industrial manufacturing companies. In 2013, Laurent successfully implemented the first Demand Driven MRP project in France. This project went on to win the prestigious King of Supply Chain in France in 2015. Over the last 3 years, Laurent has assisted over 20 organizations transform to the Demand Driven methodology. Laurent also created the DDMRP management game called DDBrix which is used to explain the DDMRP methodology across the entire organization. Today Laurent is the CEO of B2Wise France, a dedicated Demand Driven trainer and software business.
Andrea Walbert CPIM, CSCP, PLS, CDD...
Managing Director of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH
Andrea is Managing Director of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH and has been teaching SCM and Operations Management for many years. Andrea holds various supply chain certifications, such as APICS CPIM, CSCP and CLTD or CDDP and DDFP. She also works as lecturer in Supply Chain Management at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, where she mainly plays business simulations with students. Andrea is trainer for APICS certifications and the business simulation “The Fresh Connection”.
Andrea has more than 15 years professional experience in enrolling and changing global SCM and IT processes. She worked as Director Supply Chain Tools & Infrastructure at Qimonda AG and Infineon Technologies AG, Supply Chain Manager at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, and Senior IT Consultant at BearingPoint Consulting in Germany.