For your third case study, review Case 21, NEP: The Art and Science of Purchasing Coal (pp. 514-518 of
your textbook) and then, after an introductory paragraph, provide a summary of the situation. In
subsequent paragraphs, address the following:
1. As purchasing manager for NEP, what is your evaluation of the various alternatives open to Deon
for the purchase of coal?
2. As the purchasing manager for NEP, what recommendations would you make to Deon regarding
the purchase of coal?
Present the key learnings that came out of the situation and make recommendations to improve the
situation presented. Consider the Saint Leo core value of respect as you consider your decisions on the
best ways to address the situation. In your paper, you will need to show how excellence factored into your
The paper should conclude with a summary paragraph that answers the question, “why should anyone
care” about this situation.