Align Technology Inc
Some guidelines on the Align Technology case:
You are trying to find the best approach for Align to balance demand and capacity using one, all or several
of the methods from Chapter 19.
a You might want to draw a flow diagram to understand the manufacturing steps.
The math in the Align Technology case can be figured out from Exhibits 8 (Sales demand) and Exhibits 9 and 10 (capacity
and cost). This will help you figure out the sales demand versus the capacity and what – if anything – you recommend that
they do (and why). You will need cost data to help decide the best course of action. It will be easier for me if you simply
attach any analysis you do as a separate Excel file. It uses ideas from both Chapter 19 and Chapter 4 (discussed today).