Based on your experience or readings, discuss how the mega trends in Business, Information Technology (IT), Human Resources (HR), and Management/Leadership affect the Purchasing and Supply Management professional in the exercise of his/her duties and responsibilities “ in particular globalization, e-commerce/e-procurement, professional development/training, and cross-functional teaming and project (matrix) management. How do these trends impact on the organizational and operational aspects of the Purchasing and Supply Management Department? What are the skill sets that Purchasing and Supply Management professionals should exhibit to better prepare them for the business, IT, HR, and management/leaderships challenges facing them in the twenty-first century? NOTE: Your response should include comments and/or observations relative to each of the items associated with this week’s discussion topic. You can divide your response into paragraphs “ one each for each item. Moreover, your initial response should address each of these items. Subsequent responses can constitute a commentary on your classmates’ comments/observations on any one or all items. Although no specific length or size of each item is required, your response to each item should focus on the salient points or key aspects corresponding to the nature of each item. Activity: Review outside and supplemental readings.