Architecture of Selected APS

  • Baptiste Lebreton
  • Herbert Meyr
  • Heidrun Rosič
  • Christian Seipl
  • Ulrich Wetterauer
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter will introduce the APS used in the case studies from AspenTech, JDA, OM Partners, Oracle and SAP: aspenONE, JDA Manufacturing Planning Suite, OM Plus, Value Chain Planning and SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO). As these tools regularly consist of a multitude of software modules and special add-ons, only a brief survey without claiming completeness can be given. Furthermore, different lines of business can use different modules of an APS. It is also possible to use an APS only partially, e.g. without modules for scheduling or only using modules for demand planning and demand fulfillment. For each individual case the composition of modules has to be evaluated and selected (see Chap.  16).


Supply Chain Forecast Accuracy Software Module Demand Management Business Process Execution Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baptiste Lebreton
    • 1
  • Herbert Meyr
    • 2
  • Heidrun Rosič
    • 3
  • Christian Seipl
    • 4
  • Ulrich Wetterauer
    • 5
  1. 1.Eastman Chemical CorporationOperations Research GroupKingsportUSA
  2. 2.Department of Supply Chain Management (580C)University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Kleistgasse 11/25ViennaAustria
  4. 4.Ernst & Young GmbHWirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaftHamburgGermany
  5. 5.Ernst & Young GmbHWirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaftMannheimGermany

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