Research on IT tools used in flow planning in supply chains

Michał Jakubiak


The processes of globalization and increased competitiveness caused that the company have begun to look for solutions and strategies that give opportunities for development and further market expansion. The intensification of competition on the global scale in the 1980s, forced companies to offer low cost, high quality and robust products with greater design flexibility. Various management concepts have been used to improve production efficiency and speed up the cycle. In the 1990s, many manufacturers and service providers began to focus on improving collaboration with suppliers and improving purchasing and supply management. Initially the cooperation was mainly developed in the area of purchasing policies and supply management in factories, but as time went on, it became increasingly popular among wholesalers and retailers who also decided to integrate their transport and logistics functions in a supply chain with a view to gain competitive advantage (Choon T.). The increase in customer requirements with the same pressures to reduce costs and accelerate time service delivery resulted in the growing importance of planning and anticipation of future events. The increasing amount of data makes management depended on systems that allow for rapid decision-making. Apart from ERP systems, which mainly support the management of individual businesses, more and more companies invest in systems APS (Advanced Planning System), which provide  better support in planning processes throughout the supply chain. The aim of the article is to present the idea of advanced supply chain planning, constraints and challenges facing the managing the flow of products and information. The study also addressed the role of Advanced Planning Systems in supply chain management and identify main problems and obstacles that users and decision makers come across while implementing and using IT systems


supply chain, logistics, Advanced Planning System

Full Text:



Ali M., Babai J., Supply chain forecasting when information is not shared, European Journal of Operational Research Volume 260, Issue 3, 2017, pp .984-994.

Ahumada, O., Villalobos, J.R., Application of Planning Models in the Agri-food Supply Chain: A Review, European Journal of Operational Research, 2009, 196, pp.1-20.

Bozarth C., Handfield R.B., Wprowadzenie do zarządzania operacjami i łańcuchem dostaw, Wydawnictwo Helion, 2007, Gliwice.

Chandrashekar, A. and Schary, P.B., Toward the virtual supply chain: the convergence of IT and organization, International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 10 No. 2, 1999, pp. 27-39.

Choon T., A Framework of supply chain literature, European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 7, 2001, pp. 39-48.

Christopher M., Logistics & Supply Chain Management, FT Prentice Hall Pearson, London, 2011, p. 90.

Christopher M., Logistyka i zarządzanie łańcuchem dostaw, strategie obniżki kosztów i poprawy poziomu usług, wydanie II, 2000.

Cooper, M.C., Ellram, L.M, Characteristics of supply chain management and the implications for purchasing and logistics strategy, The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 4 No. 2, 1993, pp. 13-24.

D’Amours, S., Montreuil, B., Lefrancois, P. and Soumis, F., Networked manufacturing: the impact of information sharing, International Journal of Production Economics, 1999, Vol. 58 No. 1, pp. 63-79.

de Carvalho, M.F.G., Haddad, R.B.B, Production scheduling on practical problems, In: Righi, R. (Ed.), Production Scheduling, InTech, Rijeka, 2012, Croatia, pp. 157–182.

de Santa-Eulalia, L.A., D’Amours, S., Frayret, J.-M.,Menegusso, C.C., Azevedo, R.C., Advanced supply chain planning systems (APS) today and tomorrow. In: Onkal, D. (Ed.), Supply Chain Management Pathways for Research and Practice, InTech, Rijeka, 2011, Croatia, pp. 171–200.

Farmer D., Purchasing myopia – revisited, European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 3 (1), 1997, pp. 1-8.

Fleischmann, B., Meyr, H., Wagner, M. Advanced planning, 2005 In: Stadtler, H., Kliger, Ch. (Eds.), Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning: Concepts, Models, Software and Case Studies, 3rd edn. Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg, pp. 81–108.

Fliedler G., CPFR: an emerging supply chain tool, Industrial Management + Data Systems, 103, 1/2; ABI/INFORM Global, 2003, pp. 14-21.

Frazelle E.D., SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002

Kilger, C. (Eds.), Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning–Concepts, Models Software and Case Studies, Berlin, 2002, pp. 99–104.

Harrison A., van Hoek R., Zarządzanie logistyką, Polskie Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, Warszawa, 2010, p. 34.

Herrmann, J.W., A history of production scheduling. In: Herrmann, J.W. (Ed.), Handbook of Production Scheduling. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, vol. 89, Springer, New York, 2006, pp. 1–22.

Huchzermeier, A., Iyer, A., Freiheit, J., The supply chain impact of smart customers in a promotional environment. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 4, 2002, pp. 228– 240.

Humphreys, P.K., Lai, M.K. and Sculli, D., An inter-organizational information system for supply chain management”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 70 No. 3, 2001, pp. 245-255.

Jonsson P., Kjellsdotter L., Rudberg M., Applying advanced planning systems for supply chain planning: three case studies", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 2007, Vol. 37 Issue: 10, pp. 816-834.

Kahraman C., Öztaysi B., Supply Chain Management Under Fuzziness, 2015, Heidelberg, Springer.

Kawa A., Konfigurowanie Łańcucha Dostaw – teoria, instrumenty i technologie, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu, Poznań, 2011, pp. 11.

Laurent L., Alpan G., Penz B., Reconciling sales and operations management with distant suppliers in the automotive industry: a simulation approach., Journal of Production Econ. 151 (1), 2014, pp. 20–36.

Lupeikiene A., Dzemyda G., Kiss F. Caplinskas A., Advanced Planning and Scheduling Systems: Modeling and Implementation Challenges, INFORMATICA, 2014, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 581–616.

Lambiase A., Mastrocinque E. and Miranda S., Strategic Planning and Design of Supply Chains: a Literature Review, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 2013, pp. 1-11.

Lockamy A., McCormack K., Linking SCOR planning practices to supply chain performance An exploratory study, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 24 No. 12, 2004 pp. 1192-1218.

Mansfield, A., Executive S&OP implementation: do it right. Foresight, International Journal Appl. Forecast 27, 2012, pp. 35–39.

Maravelias, Ch.T., Sung Ch., Integration of production planning and scheduling: overview, challenges and opportunities, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 33, 2009, pp. 1919–1930.

Meyr, H., Wagner, M., Rohde, J., Structure of advanced planning system In: Stadtler, H., Kilger, C. (Edpp.), Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning–Concepts, Models Software and Case Studies, Berlin, 2002, pp. 99–104.

McCall, A., Sales and operations planning: sales' insight in the planning process, Journal Business Forecast. 32 (3), 2013, pp. 28–33.

Manzini, R., Bindi, F., Strategic Design and Operational Management Optimization of a Multi-Stage Physical Distribution System. Transportation Research Part E, 45, 2009 pp. 915-936.

Onge St. A , A New concepts in Supply Chain Management, Modern Materials Handling 51 (3), 1996 p. 33.

Oboulhas, C., Xiaofei, X., Dechen, Z., A model formulti-plant production planning coordination. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, 2(3), 2005 pp. 177–182.

Ozturk, C.,Ornek, A.M., Operational extended model formulations for advanced planning and scheduling systems, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 38(1), 2014, pp. 181–195.

Revilla E., Knoppen D. Building knowledge integration in buyer–supplier relationships : the critical role of strategic supply management and trust International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 35 (10), 2015, pp. 1408-1436.

Reutterer T., Kotzab H., The Use of Conjoint-analysis for Measuring Preferences in Supply Chain Design, Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 29, no. 1, 2000, pp. 27-35.

Stadtler, H., Kilger, C., Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning––Concepts, Models Software and Case Studies, Berlin, 2002, pp. 99–104.

Stadtler H., Supply chain management and advanced planning––basics, overview and challenges, European Journal of Operational Research 163, 2005, pp. 575–588.

Steward G., Supply-chain operations reference model (SCOR): the first cross-industry framework for integrated supply-chain management, Logistics Information Management, Vol. 10 Issue: 2, 1997, pp. 62-67.

Tuomikangas N., Kaipia R., A coordination framework for sales and operations planning (S&OP): Synthesis from the literature, Production Economics 154 (2014) , pp. 243–262.

Witkowski J., Orientacja procesowa w różnych koncepcjach i modelach referencyjnych zarządzania łańcuchem dostaw, Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Wrocław, nr. 52, 2009, pp. 136-143.

Witkowski J., Zarządzanie łańcuchem dostaw. Koncepcje, procedury, doświadczenia, PWE, 2003, Warszawa.

van Landeghem, H., Vanmaele, H., Robuust planning: a new paradigm for demand chain planning, International Journal of Operations Management, 2002, 20(6), pp. 769–783. access of the day 2018-06-18


  • There are currently no refbacks.