1. Considering the concept of constraint management, discuss the challenges of managing bottlenecks in manufacturing processes OR service processes. Include in your response the actions needed to identify and relieve these bottlenecks. Provide your personal reflections or experiential learning from your workplace for any bottleneck issues previously encountered.
2. Discuss the pressures that Lean systems pose for supply chains, whether in the form of process failures due to inventory shortages or labor stoppages, etc. Also discuss how these pressures may apply to a firm which is actually implementing Lean philosophy in their operations.