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Short Paper: The Supply Chain Strategy Conundrum

Read this article that shows how lean and agile
strategies can be combined for a supply chain, and then answer each of the
following questions in 6–10 sentences. Provide critical assessment based on the
above article, text readings, scholarly research, and personal experience. Cite
your resources using APA format.

1.
What are the similarities
and differences between lean and agile supply chain strategies?

2.
Explain how manufacturing
has evolved.

3.
What is mass customization?
Give examples.

4.
How does a leagile supply
chain work?

5.
Explain how a lean strategy
can work for a service firm (for example, American Express).