Advanced Planning in Supply Chains

Illustrating the Concepts Using an SAP® APO Case Study

  • Hartmut Stadtler
  • Bernhard Fleischmann
  • Martin Grunow
  • Herbert Meyr
  • Christopher Sürie

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

  • Hartmut Stadtler
    • 1
  • Bernhard Fleischmann
    • 2
  • Martin Grunow
    • 3
  • Herbert Meyr
    • 4
  • Christopher Sürie
    • 5
  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

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