© 2002

Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning

Concepts, Models, Software and Case Studies

  • Hartmut Stadtler
  • Christoph Kilger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 1-4
  3. Basics of Supply Chain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 7-28
    3. Christopher Sürie, Michael Wagner
      Pages 29-43
    4. Herbert Meyr, Jens Rohde, Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 45-70
    5. Bernhard Fleischmann, Herbert Meyr, Michael Wagner
      Pages 71-96
  4. Concepts of Advanced Planning Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Herbert Meyr, Michael Wagner, Jens Rohde
      Pages 99-104
    3. Marc Goetschalckx
      Pages 105-121
    4. Michael Wagner
      Pages 123-141
    5. Jens Rohde, Michael Wagner
      Pages 143-160
    6. Christoph Kilger, Lorenz Schneeweiss
      Pages 161-175
    7. Hartmut Stadtler
      Pages 177-193
    8. Bernhard Fleischmann
      Pages 195-210
    9. Jens Rohde
      Pages 211-222
    10. Christoph Kilger, Boris Reuter
      Pages 223-237
  5. Implementing Advanced Planning Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Christoph Kilger
      Pages 241-259
    3. Christoph Kilger
      Pages 261-273

About this book


Supply Chain Management concerns organizational aspects of integrating legally separated firms as well as coordinating materials and information flows within a production-distribution network. The 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. Various optimization techniques can be applied by APS to improve plans according to business targets. 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. The second edition contains a considerable quantity of new material, especially a novel chapter on collaborative planning.


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Planning Supply Chain Management business distribution genetic algorithms management materials modeling optimization organization production programming scheduling supply chain managment

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Stadtler
    • 1
  • Christoph Kilger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Operations and Materials ManagementDarmstadt University of Technology Business Administration, Economics and LawDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.j&m Management Consulting AG KaiserringforumMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information


"... 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