Read the H.C. Starck, Inc. Case Study in the Simchi-Levi et al. text. Submit a thread of 500–700 words and respond to each of the 3 end-of-case discussion questions. Each question must be answered thoroughly and responses must be supported by the concepts introduced in the reading/study materials. Provide a brief description of the concepts and the significance of the concepts to practice in general, as well as what problems might be resolved through successful implementation of the concepts. Support your thread by citing at least 2 peer-reviewed journal articles. Your thread must be in current APA format and must include a reference list, and each question/answer must be delineated under an APA heading.
1. Why are the lead times so long?
2. How might Starck reduce or affect the lead times?
3. What are the costs from reducing the lead times? What are the benefits from reducing the lead times?