For this assignment, use your course pack to review the case of “Elizabeth Arden: Executing Global Supply Chain Re-Engineering” by Gao and Wood. In 2–4 double-spaced pages, analyze this case and address the following questions:
- Analyze the differences between the current supply chain and the proposed turnkey strategy.
- What will the change mean for suppliers and their roles? What will it mean for current employees and their roles?
- Calculate the total financial impact for the re-engineering effort. What does this mean for Elizabeth Arden and its shareholders?
- Assume the role of Pierre Pirard, what would you do and why?