Chapter 4 of your textbook illustrates the utilization of the Nine-Stage process for creative problem solving by providing an example. Nike has plans to develop and manufacture a new cross-training sneaker. It has been in the works for some time now and as such, is almost ready for the production phase. An unexpected problem has prevented Nike from beginning its production phase. It seems that the material to be used for the sneaker-sole has gone up in price. The supplier is unique in the sense that they have exclusive access to chemicals, rubber, and other materials such that they can only produce the sneaker-sole specified in the Nike design. The supplier claims that the materials they use have gone up in price, hence the increase in cost to Nike. Use your previous readings and the Nine-Stage process to find a solution.
Research one (1) peer-reviewed article that can be used to answer your above topic in part 1. Your discussion should summarize the article in such a way that it can justify any arguments you may present in your part1 paper and should be different than the abstract. In addition to your researched peer-reviewed article, you must include an example of the article researched as it is applied by industry (company, business entity, etc.).
· Clearly state what the article is about and its purpose
· How the article and/or author(s) support your argument(s)
· Most important aspects of the article
· Any findings and conclusions
· Include the industry example demonstrating the application of your researched article