Your manager knows that you have completed a course in Purchasing and Materials
Management. Your manager would like you to write an essay for your fellow workers about
the key purchasing/ supply management issues associated with negotiation, conflict
management, contract management, purchasing laws, ethics, lean supply chains,
purchasing services, supply chain information systems, electronic sourcing, performance
measurement, and purchasing/ supply management trends. The essay is to identify key
purchasing/ supply management issues and explain how these issues are managed. You
need to determine the number of key issues as part of the exam. Your essay should only
discuss the issues that you have determined to be the key issues. One of the factors that
your exam is being graded on is how well you can determine and identify the key issues and
explain how to manage these issues. Textbook used is “Purchasing & Supply Chain Management” 5 th edition by Monczka, Handfield,
Giunipero, and Patterson (2011), and should be primary reference with page number.
Other references can be cited as well.
This essay should be written in academic, good English at graduate level. APA referencing needed and
Maximum 5 pages double-space, Arial font 12. Turnitin will be used to detect plagiarism.