Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems have gained renewed interest from academics and practitioners. However, literature on APS adoption is scant. This study explores the impact of organizational and innovation related factors on the adoption of APS systems from a factors approach. The results from our field survey of 136 Dutch discrete manufacturing firms, show that management support, cost of purchase, number of end-products, and the value that firms attach to other users’ opinions are key-factors that directly influence the adoption of APS systems. In addition, professionalism, external communications, and innovation experience indirectly influence APS adoption.

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van Hezewijk, B., van Assen, M., & van de Velde, S. (2003). The impact of innovation and organizational factors on APS adoption: Evidence from the Dutch discrete parts industry (No. ERS-2003-084-LIS). ERIM Report Series Research in Management. Retrieved from