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Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning

Concepts, Models, Software and Case Studies

  • Hartmut Stadtler
  • Christoph Kilger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Hartmut Stadtler
    Pages 1-5
  3. Basics of Supply Chain Management

    1. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 9-35
    2. Christopher Sürie, Michael Wagner
      Pages 37-63
    3. Herbert Meyr, Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 65-80
    4. Bernhard Fleischmann, Herbert Meyr, Michael Wagner
      Pages 81-106
  4. Concepts of Advanced Planning Systems

    1. Herbert Meyr, Michael Wagner, Jens Rohde
      Pages 109-115
    2. Mark Goetschalckx, Bernhard Fleischmann
      Pages 117-137
    3. Michael Wagner
      Pages 139-157
    4. Jens Rohde, Michael Wagner
      Pages 159-177
    5. Christoph Kilger, Lorenz Schneeweiss
      Pages 179-195
    6. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 197-214
    7. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 215-227
    8. Bernhard Fleischmann
      Pages 229-244
    9. Jens Rohde
      Pages 245-257
    10. Christoph Kilger, Boris Reuter
      Pages 259-278
  5. Implementing Advanced Planning Systems

    1. Christoph Kilger
      Pages 281-301
    2. Christoph Kilger, Ulrich Wetterauer
      Pages 303-316
    3. Ulrich Wetterauer, Herbert Meyr
      Pages 317-337
  6. Actual APS and Case Studies

    1. Herbert Meyr, Jens Rohde, Michael Wagner, Ulrich Wetterauer
      Pages 341-353

About this book


Supply Chain Management concerns organizational aspects of integrating

legally separated firms as well as coordinating material

and information flows within a production-distribution network.

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems being used for

transaction handling and order execution in most firms today have

been supplemented by Advanced Planning Systems (APS) for

coordinating flows, exploiting bottlenecks and keeping due dates.

This book provides insights regarding the concepts underlying

APS. Special emphasis is given to modelling supply chains and

implementing APS in industry successfully. Understanding is enhanced

through the use of case studies as well as an introduction to the solution

algorithms used.

For the third edition the content of the book has been updated

thoroughly taking into account latest APS software developments,

research results and experiences with APS implementation projects.

Two new case studies have been added resulting in a total

of six case studies now covering a wide range of industrial sectors

and ideas to implement APS successfully. Finally, a new chapter on "Purchasing & Material

Requirements Planning" complements the description of APS.


Advanced Planning Advanced Planning Systems Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Enterprise Resources Planning Hierarchical Planning Optimization Planning SCM Supply Chain Management distribution management modeling organization production sup

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Stadtler
    • 1
  • Christoph Kilger
    • 2
  1. 1.FG Produktion und Supply Chain ManagementFB Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, TU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.j&m Management Consulting AG, KaiserringforumMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods


"... To sum up, there should be a copy on the bookshelf of all engineers responsible for detailed planning of the Product Delivery Process (PDP). The Editors highlight the impressive gains reported by companies exploiting the potential of coordinating organizational units and integrating information flows and planning efforts along a supply chain. This publication is strong on coordination and planning. It is therefore recommended as an up-to-date source book for these particular aspects of SCM." International Journal of Production Research 2001/Vol. 39/13