In chapter 8: From School bus to Classroom, the RAMI team play

a business simulation called a serious game.

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The Fresh Connection: A Demand Driven S&OP Experience is a realistic simulation game of a supply chain management situation.


The concept is simple: A business is in trouble and you have to fix it with your 3 teammates.

In addition to developing team spirit, it allows a better understanding of the financial issues of Supply Chain management.  The experience also strengthens technical knowledge in Purchasing, Production or Sales allowing a better collective decision-making.

This one day workshop enables you and your team to experience and try implementing DDMRP buffers.  Participants experience the positive impact of buffer implementation in a risk-free environment.

The workshop discusses the broad concepts of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) buffer methodology, introduces the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model and the 4th buffer type: skills buffer.

Experience an S&OP process to discover how implementing buffers in a budget constrained environment, typical of the real-world, can still deliver high service level expectations while systematically reducing inventory investment AND achieving an expected Return on Investment. The experience provides a platform for organizational change management, builds confidence for your DDMRP implementation project and is relevant for leadership and/or operational staff. 


This workshop is co-branded and fully endorsed by 

The objectives of this serious game are:

- Replace a silo operation with the Sales & Operations Planning collaborative approach process
- Improve participatory decision-making for short, medium and long term horizons
- Discover how to translate a strategy into a tactic and then into an operational action plan
- Demonstrate the impact of effective supply chain management on profitability

- Explore the potential for quick wins utilizing buffers

- Learn how to align continuous improvement projects with resources

- Adapt the tactical planning and the buffers depending on your strategy

What is it ?

Designed by

the  team








Supply Chain












VP Finance is on holidays

After you analyse the Profit & Lost (P&L) statement, are you able to take decisions along the Supply chain with your team of VPs in order to increase the ROI?

After sizing the Stock Buffers according to your strategy thanks to your DD S&OP process, are you able to anticipate your ROI? 

1 day

Several teams of 4

1  mission

Be among the first teams recruted by Bob, the CEO of the company The Fresh Connection to experiment the Demand Driven S&OP process to make the business competitive again.

For organization of in house workshops : Contact Us

To know more about the public workshops location and dates around the world consult:

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Hi, I am Bob, CEO for the Fresh Connection.

I am going to introduce  the challenges of the company...

Caroline MONDON co-designer of the workshop

explaining (in French) why Lean, Total Productive Maintenance, SMED, Solving problems training are useful to accelerate the flows.

Tracy CHEETHAM co-designer of the workshop 

explaining in details the value of this business simulation during the DDWorld conference in Frankfurt in 2018.

Easy explanation on how to set-up buffers to have a quick impact on the company benefits.It was much easier to understand the DDMRP parameters and how to change it to impact the company's benefits vs conventional planning parameters.



The Fresh ConneCTion

A Demand Driven S&OP Experience  

 Paris - france

NOVEMBER 27, 2019

The Fresh ConneCTion

A Demand Driven S&OP Experience  

 Amsterdam - netherlands

OCTOBER 8, 2019

The Fresh ConneCTion

A Demand Driven S&OP Experience  

 Minneapolis - USA

APRIL 9, 2019

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