Support your answers to the following questions with specific information from the case and textbook or with information you get from other sources.
- Did it make sense to start the project by looking at supplier invoices?
- Did the choice of three sites over a four-month period represent a reasonable sample?
- What additional information would be helpful?
- Is it possible to draw some tentative conclusions on this project?
- What other industries might face similar supply challenges?
- If you were in the position of Alice Winter, what would be your analysis of your research findings to date and what steps would you recommend next for your summer project?