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RollStream gets together with Natural Insight.

RollStream and Natural Insight Partner to Provide New Supply Chain Management and Execution Capabilities -- RollStream Inc., the leader in enterprise community management, and Natural Insight, the leading web-based platform for task management and workforce optimization, today announced a channel partnership to help large enterprises optimize their supply chain operations by improving execution management processes and boosting trading partner compliance and performance. The joint offering brings together RollStream's community management platform with Natural Insight's workforce platform to accelerate task plan creation, enhance in-store project execution and improve overall trading partner collaboration and compliance to drive new supply chain efficiencies.

What's best for the end user?

Supply and Demand: A guide to humanitarian procurement and logistics -- Words of wisdom to potential suppliers to the aid and international development sectors -- According to Joice D. Williams, Procurement Associate with Disaster Services at the American Red Cross, The Red Cross bases their vendor relationships on what is best for the victims, or end users. Williams says whatever her department needs to purchase is communicated by those at the disaster site, not her office.

CSR for DHL.

DHL Implements Company-wide Paper Policy as Part of Their GoGreen Program -- Aimed at reducing paper consumption throughout the entire company, the newly initiated global Paper Policy, targeted across 220 countries and territories, requires preference be given to the procurement of recycled paper over any other type of paper. The company is ensuring it meets a criteria based on sustainability, conservation of resources, and efficiency when selecting the paper, paper products, paper-based print products and packaging it uses on a daily basis. The commitment to decreasing dependency on fossil fuels and preparing for a low-carbon economy will help reduce costs over the long-term, ultimately benefiting customers and the communities in which they live.

Degrees now available in Supply Chain Management.

The University of Texas at Dallas' School of Management has unveiled a supply chain management program -- The School of Management's Executive Education area is offering the program with several options, including a master's degree in Supply Management and an Executive MBA with an emphasis on supply chain management.

What are the cultural implications of implementing a Supply Chain application?

A summarization of the main people-related considerations experienced implementers talk about.

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