Hartmut Stadtler

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Literature on supply chain management (SCM) covers several disciplines and is growing rapidly. This paper firstly aims at extracting the essence of SCM and advanced planning in the form of two conceptual frameworks: The house of SCM and the supply chain planning matrix. As an illustration, contributions to this feature issue will then be assigned to the(More)
It is often proposed that operations planning in supply chains can be organized in terms of a hierarchical planning system. However, the hierarchical approach assumes a single, centralized planning task for synchronizing operations across the supply chain. As central coordination can usually be realized only for isolated parts of an overall supply chain,(More)