Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

In supply management, one component to explore is how an organization’s supply chain helps to achieve a strategic advantage in the marketplace. What steps/actions would an organization take to determine whether the supply management operation has the appropriate internal competencies to achieve competitive advantage? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.                   


To a great extent, purchasing and materials management is becoming a strategic business function. Explain why this is true.



250 Words per discussion.