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Advanced Planning in Supply Chains

Illustrating the Concepts Using an SAP® APO Case Study


Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hartmut Stadtler, Christopher Haub
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Frutado Case and Foundations of Advanced Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Bernhard Fleischmann
      Pages 11-20
    3. Hartmut Stadtler, Bernhard Fleischmann
      Pages 21-34
    4. Christopher Sürie
      Pages 35-63
  4. Planning the Frutado Case with SAP® APO Modules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Herbert Meyr
      Pages 67-108
    3. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 109-148
    4. Hartmut Stadtler, Christopher Sürie
      Pages 149-193
    5. Bernhard Fleischmann, Sebastian Geier
      Pages 195-215
    6. Martin Grunow, Poorya Farahani
      Pages 217-248
    7. Martin Grunow, Bryndís Stefánsdóttir
      Pages 249-285
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 289-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-303

About this book


Advanced Planning Systems (APS) are a key enabler of the supply chain management. However, APS are highly complex and difficult to comprehend.
This book provides students with valuable insights into the capabilities of state-of-the-art APS and bridges the gap between theory (model building and solution algorithms), software implementation, and adaptation to a specific business case. Our business case – named Frutado – provides a unifying framework for illustrating the different planning tasks that arise in a company – from demand planning to the distribution of goods – that are addressed by APS.
In addition, the book guides through interactive learning units which have been created and recorded for each module of SAP´s APS. Learning units can be downloaded free of charge ready to be displayed in a web browser.
Together, the textbook and the learning units provide the required skills to better understand the concepts, models, and algorithms underlying today´s APS.


Advanced Planning Systems (APS) Lean Production Logistics SAP® APO Supply Chain Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Fak. Wirtschafts -u. Sozialwissenschaf.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Wirtschaftswissenschaft. FakultätUniversität AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  3. 3., TUM School of ManagementTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  4. 4., Lehrstuhl fürUniversität HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  5. 5.BensheimGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods


From the reviews:

“The authors present a unifying framework for illustrating the planning tasks an organization must perform, and discuss how an advanced planning system (APS) could help the organization cope with planning complexity. … valuable to both beginning and experienced supply chain (optimization) consultants, and also to organizational staff who work in the planning function. … this book can be instrumental in closing the gap between the theory and practice of supply chain planning.” (Hein Fleuren, Interfaces, Vol. 43 (6), November-December, 2013)