February 18, 2016 10:48 ET

SYSPRO Canada Hosts Complimentary Webinar: Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning: The Next Evolution of MRP and Lean Manufacturing

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 18, 2016) - SYSPRO, a provider of award-winning, best-of-breed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced that it will be hosting a complimentary, live webinar for Canadian manufacturing leaders, "DDMRP: The Next Evolution of MRP and Lean Manufacturing" on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET.

Featuring industry leaders Roberta McPhail, APICS Master Instructor, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, PMP, and Simon Conradie, a leading expert in the field of Inventory Optimization and co-owner of Noetic Business Consulting, the webinar will share their deep industry insights into this new methodology of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) and help introduce Canadian manufacturing leaders to this innovative business concept.

In today's "demand driven" market it has become challenging for manufacturers to maintain a high-degree of competency in order management and fulfillment due to many factors, including more complex and volatile global supply chains and a surge in new channels for customers to order products and have them delivered. Moreover, manufacturing customers now increasingly demand higher degrees of product customization, shorter lead-times, higher quality, and lower costs. Businesses in the manufacturing sector are now realizing that how effectively they manage their order management or fulfillment process has a direct and immediate impact on the success or survival of their business.

Operations leaders need to ensure that their supply chain management process performs flawlessly, while maintaining overall cost control for their businesses. In order to do so, many face the common challenge of wanting to use an MRP system to support their manufacturing business, and at the same time, also wanting to incorporate Lean manufacturing principles. While the concepts behind Lean methodologies are good in theory, Lean practices do not always interact well with planning and purchasing systems, or other critical manufacturing operational systems.

Enter the next evolution of MRP and Lean Manufacturing: Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) -- the missing link between MRP and Lean. DDMRP combines critical Material Requirements Planning tactics with the pull-based approaches of Lean manufacturing, in order to provide synchronized demand and supply signals that make capacity scheduling simpler for manufacturing leaders -- and optimize their supply chain management. While DDMRP is a relatively new methodology for many operations and supply chain leaders, it has been massively successful in a wide array of business early adopters, such as Unilever.

Join SYSPRO for this informative session and discover why DDMRP is a complete cradle-to-grave methodology for running a successful manufacturing business, and what Canadian businesses should be doing today, in order to prepare for this competitive advantage.

 In this 45-minute live webinar, designed specifically for manufacturing leaders, registrants will learn:

  • How DDMRP can bring order to a volatile, complex and service-oriented supply chain
  • The 5-step process for implementing DDMRP -- and what to expect at each stage
  • Real-world examples of manufacturing companies who have implemented DDMRP -- and the business benefits they realized

"Most manufacturing leaders are familiar with the concepts of MRP and Lean manufacturing; however many are not aware of how DDMRP works and how it can be implemented to improve supply chain operations," according to David Doyle, VP of Sales for SYSPRO Canada. "We want to raise the profile of this multi-echelon demand and supply planning methodology, and help Canadian manufacturers prepare their people, processes and technology for it."

The webinar is free to attend but participants must register in advance. To register for this complimentary webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET, please visit:

Even if you can't make the live date, reserve your place today and SYSPRO Canada will send you a link to the on-demand webinar recording when it's available.


SYSPRO has earned the trust of thousands of companies in over 60 countries for its suite of visionary software that enhances the competitive thrust of small/mid-sized manufacturers and distributors. The company's adherence to developing technology, based on the needs of customers, is among the reasons why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry.

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Contact Information

  • Melanie Aizer
    SYSPRO Canada
    1.888.259.6666 Ext: 5228