question 1 (200-250 words)
The agile supply chain utilizes the idea of “speed to market” in order to get the product to the end-consumer as quickly as possible as we often see happen when new technology becomes available (i.e. cell phones, flat screen TV’s, etc). How might both the manufacturer and the end-consumer be harmed utilizing this concept? Document your sources.
question 2 ( 200-250 words)
Why is time important to competitive advantage? Identify and explain six key contributions that speed can make to logistics and supply chain strategy. Document your sources. Respond to at least two of your fellow classmates’ postings.