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Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning

Concepts, Models, Software, and Case Studies

  • Hartmut Stadtler
  • Christoph Kilger
  • Herbert Meyr

Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Basics of Supply Chain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 3-28
    3. Christopher Sürie, Boris Reuter
      Pages 29-54
    4. Herbert Meyr, Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 55-69
    5. Bernhard Fleischmann, Herbert Meyr, Michael Wagner
      Pages 71-95
  3. Concepts of Advanced Planning Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Herbert Meyr, Michael Wagner, Jens Rohde
      Pages 99-106
    3. Bernhard Fleischmann, Achim Koberstein
      Pages 107-123
    4. Christoph Kilger, Michael Wagner
      Pages 125-154
    5. Martin Albrecht, Jens Rohde, Michael Wagner
      Pages 155-175
    6. Christoph Kilger, Herbert Meyr
      Pages 177-194
    7. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 195-211
    8. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 213-224
    9. Bernhard Fleischmann, Herbert Kopfer, Christopher Sürie
      Pages 225-240
    10. Boris Reuter, Jens Rohde
      Pages 241-256
    11. Christoph Kilger, Boris Reuter, Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 257-277
  4. Implementing Advanced Planning Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Christoph Kilger
      Pages 281-300
    3. Christoph Kilger, Ulrich Wetterauer
      Pages 301-316

About this book


Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), and Advanced Planning Systems (APS) are important concepts in order to organize and optimize the flow of materials, information and financial funds. This book, already in its fifth edition, gives a broad and up-to-date overview of the concepts underlying APS. Special emphasis is given to modeling supply chains and implementing APS successfully in industry. Understanding is enhanced by several case studies covering APS from various software vendors. The fifth edition contains updated material, rewritten chapters and an additional case study.


SCM advanced planning advanced planning systems enterprise resources planning hierarchical planning optimization supply chain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Stadtler
    • 1
  • Christoph Kilger
    • 2
  • Herbert Meyr
    • 3
  1. 1.HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Ernst & Young GmbHSaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Supply Chain ManagementUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stadtler is professor of Business Management at the University of Hamburg. Formerly, he held a chair at Darmstadt University of Technology (1990–2004). From 1987–1990 he was employed as a consultant in the field of production management. He has published numerous articles about operations and supply chain management in international journals like International Journal of Production Research, Management Science, Operations Research, OR Spectrum and Production and Operations Management. He has been department editor for the Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Production Research.

Dr. Christoph Kilger is partner at Ernst & Young Advisory and head of Supply Chain & Operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Before, he served for 13 years as a member of the executive board of J&M Management Consulting AG, Mannheim. At J&,M Christoph was responsible for the consulting practices, human resources and knowledge and quality management. From 1996--1999 he worked as project manager with KPMG Consulting. He has in-depth experience in supply chain transformation programs, APS implementations, product life cycle management, manufacturing, logistics and IT. Christoph holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe and is regularly giving lectures at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is the responsible organizer of the yearly conference Supply Chain Days Heidelberg.

Prof. Dr. Herbert Meyr worked at the department of Production and Logistics at the University of Augsburg from 1994–2003, at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration from 2003–2006 and at the Technical University of Darmstadt from 2007–2011. After finishing his PhD thesis about “Simultaneous Lot sizing and Scheduling for Continuous Production Lines” in 1999, he changed his research interest to model building and integration aspects of supply chain planning. He currently holds a chair for Supply Chain Management at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

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