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1 Running head: Module 6 Assignment Module 6 Assignment OSM5122/ Global Operations Management MAY 2020 Dr. Danielle Babb 28 JUNE 2020
2 Running head: Module 6 Assignment 1. External and Internal pressures on supply chain design chains for colour wonders and washable deluxe painting kit. The external supply chain refers to the network of activities outside of a company such as transportation, and the environmental factors, which can have a direct or indirect effect on operations e.g. supplier failure, changes in laws and natural disasters (Radford,2017). On the other hand, the internal supply chain refers to the chain of activities within a company, specifically, purchasing, production, sales and distribution. The internal supply chain has a significant impact on a company’s success; operations need to run smoothly to create a harmonized working environment and an efficient workflow. Supply Chain management is a very important aspect within the business operation to make sure that the company can operate and meet the marketing demands. It is also important to consider that through the use of an efficient supply chain management a company can get raw materials from suppliers and render the finished goods to the customers. Crayola which is one of the world’s top leading company in the manufacturing of colours and paints for school children worldwide produces the top-quality products which are delivered at the right time and place, this is a key success of the company. The demand for Crayola products has been growing mostly in the Asian zone, and this has become a big challenge for the company to meet the demands given its available resources and capital. Crayola has both internal and external elements which affect its supply chain design for its expansion into the Chinese market. External pressures are created through external forces which have an adequate amount of pressure created through the suppliers and others, while internal pressure can be created by management itself to construct a prominent supply chain design.
3 Running head: Module 6 Assignment Crayola Products such as Color Wonder and Washable Deluxe Painting Kit are front line products of the company which have succeeded in the company’s domestic and international market hence supply design of these products should be accurate to ensure that there is effective supply chain design implemented for the operation of the products and to meet the

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