Instructions for First Assignment

In a minimum of 2 double-spaced pages, complete the following questions from Chapter 6. Each question should be thoroughly answered using support from the textbook, examples, and TWO other scholarly sources.

What are the differences between needs identification and defining commercial equivalents? Discuss why it is preferable to separate into two stages.

What is the value to the organization when early supplier involvement (ESI) is implemented effectively?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of specifying by performance?

How does a supply professional understand strategic requirements?

At least one reference to all three sources is required – one from the text, and one from each of the two scholarly sources of your choice.

Please place the direct quotes and/or paraphrases from each source in QUOTATION MARKS to be easily identified for editing purposes.

Provide the web link to each source at the bottom of the document, or properly cite and reference the source in APA format.