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# Apply the knowledge acquired in the Data Optimization class and through the use of Solver help the management team of Maple Inc. reaches a conclusion

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Apply the knowledge acquired in the Data Optimization class and through the
use of Solver help the management team of Maple Inc. reaches a conclusion.
1. Read the case, “Designing Optimal Capacity Planning Strategies”
2. Calculate the optimum production schedule for the five years
3. Calculate the optimum production schedule for the five years
4. Calculate the yearly cost savings of opening the Guadalajara plant
5. Prepare a proposal for the management team of Maple on what to
do:
○ Should they open the Guadalajara plant? Why yes or why
not?
○ Should they shut down the operations of any plant?
○ Be sure to provide management implications of your
recommendations including HR, Marketing, PR Production,
and Finance

Deliverables
1 of 2: Submit your Excel file with your work in solver and any relevant
calculations (building this should take you between 90 to 120 minutes).
2 of 2: Submit a maximum one Word page (~500 words, excluding exhibits)
with your write-up including the answers above. (Do not structure as Q&A,

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