3 questions procurement

Please use apa citation (500-600 words or more)

Group 1:

  1. What is cross-docking and why is it an important concept for many corporations? Support your answer with examples

Group 2:

2.If you were the decision maker, would you choose to let another firm manage your inventory (i.e., Vendor Managed Inventory). Why or why not? Support your discussion with some recent industry examples

3.. Many firms consider procurement to be a more strategic function than in the past. Discuss why. Support your answer with examples.