Need Definition

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.

  • Why is it preferable to separate need identification and specification or defining commercial equivalents into two separate stages?
  • Why is early supply/supplier involvement (ESI) important?
  • What are the disadvantages of specifying by performance? What are the advantages?
  • How does a supply professional know that a certain requirement is strategic?

Submit to your instructor your two to three page Word document (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and should cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.