Conclusions and Outlook

  • Hartmut Stadtler
  • Christoph Kilger
  • Herbert Meyr
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The preceding chapters have shown the different steps of implementing an APS, starting with the analysis of a given supply chain, its redesign and subsequently modeling the supply chain from long-term to short-term decision and planning levels. The integration of all planning tasks relating to the fulfillment of customer demand will result in a superior enterprise wide and supply chain wide planning. Thereby, an APS will not only yield improvements on the three crucial factors of competitiveness, namely costs, quality, and time, but it will also allow for
  • Making processes and the state of the supply chain more transparent

  • Improving flexibility of the supply chain

  • Revealing system constraints

  • Managing the three buffer types—inventory, capacity, and time—more effectively

  • Providing advanced optimization techniques to solve complex decision problems

  • Computing what-if scenarios, simulating the impact of decisions in the supply chain.


Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Balance Scorecard Manufacture Execution System Supply Chain Planning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut Stadtler
    • 1
  • Christoph Kilger
    • 2
  • Herbert Meyr
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Logistics and TransportUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Ernst & Young GmbHWirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaftSaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Supply Chain Management (580C)University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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