Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Honeywell Fire Safety, 
12 Clintonville Road
Northford, CT 06472

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Pervez Khalid 
APICS New Haven Chapter #229 

DDMRP - The Latest Tool in the Planner's Toolbox

Please join APICS New Haven, ASQ New Haven, ASQ Southern Chapters for a joint PDM on the subject Topic presented by John Sawyer.

MRP, which had its debut in the late 1960s, has been transformed into today’s ERP systems.  Along the way, planning features have been modified by additions such as the Toyota Production System (TPS), Total Quality Management (TQM), Lean Manufacturing, 6-Sigma, Theory of Constraints.  Most of these have come about as a result of our customers demanding shorter and shorter lead times, often much shorter than we are capable of.

Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) is a relatively new approach to planning which focuses on reducing our lead times to less than customer requirements while not upending our factory production systems.

This presentation will show DDMRP’s impact on current planning systems, and give a brief high-level view of how DDMRP functions.

Speaker Bio: John G Sawyer, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F

John Sawyer retired in 2010 after spending 22 years with Sikorsky Aircraft.  He has over 50 years’ experience in Manufactur­ing and Management Systems.  John has been an In­dependent Consultant and has also held positions of Direc­tor of Management Systems and Manager of Manufacturing Sys­tems.  Mr. Sawyer has held technical positions in data processing, as well as supervisory positions in Production Control, Manufacturing, and Retailing.

A member of APICS since the late 60's, John has taught Cer­tification courses at the local chapter level, as well as both Production and Inventory Control and Data Processing at the collegiate level.  John is a charter member of the New Haven Chapter of APICS and served as its fourth President.

John is a graduate of Boston Univer­sity, and has done gradu­ate work at both Syracuse and Cornell Universities. He is certified by APICS at the fellow level for CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD.  He is also an APICS qualified instructor.  He is a frequent speaker at colleges and profes­sional societies and has spoken several times at the APICS International Conference.

When: Thursday November 21, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8 PM EDT

Where: Honeywell Fire Safety, 12 Clintonville Road Northford, CT 06472


  • Registration networking starts: 5:00 PM
  • Dinner Pizza/salads served upon arrival - Cost $15 / person
  • Announcements followed by Presentation: 6:15 PM