A strong coordination (i. e. the configuration of data flows and the division of planning tasks to modules) of APS modules is a prerequisite to achieve consistent plans for the different planning levels and for each entity of the supply chain. The same data should be used for each decentralized planning task and decision. APS can be seen as “add-ons” to existing ERP systems with the focus on planning tasks and not on transactional tasks. In most cases an ERP system will be a kind of “leading system” where the main transactional data are kept and maintained. The data basis of APS is incrementally updated and major changes on master data are made in the ERP system. This task will be called integration of APS with ERP systems.


Supply Chain Data Warehouse Transport Planning Material Requirement Planning Transactional Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Rohde
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  1. 1.Institute of Business Administration, Department of Operations and Materials ManagementDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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