Read and view the Chapter 12 Video Case titled “Supply Chain Design at Crayola”, then answer the following questions in accordance with the criteria below (Write 250 word minimum for each question, points will be deducted if each question does not meet the minimum 250-word required for each question):
- Describe the text’s four external and internal pressures on supply chain design as they relate to Crayola’s supply chains for ColorWonder and Washable Deluxe Painting Kit.
- Review the strategic implications of supply chains as described in the text. Does Crayola have efficient or responsive supply chains, or both? Explain your position.
- Regarding the design of the Washable Deluxe Painting Kit supply chain, Crayola must evaluate the strategy of next-shoring in Asia or retaining an existing network that involves the assembly of the kits in the U.S. Compare and contrast these two supply chain designs from perspective of the decision factors and pitfalls for outsourcing discussed in the text.