An Advanced Planning System (APS) is a software system with planning functionality for the supply chain management of logistics and production systems, which is used in the production industry to support planning functions according to the MRP-II method. These can be ERP or PPS systems, for example. Although there is currently no exact definition of the APS, it usually aims to make integrated planning feasible with all known information.
For this purpose, the system has special modules in addition to the conventional data management. The main feature of APS is that industrial products from developing countries are granted a customs advantage when imported into the EU.