Specification or defining commercial equivalents

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?

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