From the end of Chapter 6, complete the following questions out of the section titled “Questions for Review and Discussion.” Each question should be thoroughly answered using support from the text, examples, and other scholarly sources.
- Describe the differences between needs identification and defining commercial equivalents and discuss why it is preferable to separate into two stages.
- Interpret the value to the organization when early supplier involvement (ESI) is implemented effectively.
- Examine the advantages and disadvantages of specifying by performance.
- Describe how a supply professional understands strategic requirements.