The Challenge: At JLG, a monthly Sales, Inventory, and Operations Plan (SIOP) is produced. The Master Schedule determines when and where a machine will be manufactured based on the SIOP Plan. Adjustments to the Master Schedule are made by day, product, production facility, assembly line, and forecast groups and takes approximately 10 days to complete.
The Solution: Through research, it was determined that CPLEX and TM1 would be very compatible and the necessary toolset to deliver the Master Schedule solution at JLG.
The Benefits: This resulted in an estimated $700K annual savings, enabling us to shift our focus to more strategic work instead of admin work.