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Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains, 12th Edition by Larry P. Ritzman, Manoj K. Malhotra, Lee J. Krajewski

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Disaster Relief Supply Chains

Beyond the financial and environmental responsibilities, firms and organizations are also recognizing that there are social responsibilities that must be recognized if they are to be considered good corporate citizens. Supply chain managers are in a unique position to be catalysts for social responsibility activities because they are boundary spanners: They interact internally with other key functional areas of the organization as well as externally with suppliers and customers. Nonetheless, supply chain managers cannot do it alone. Social responsibility should be the focus of the entire organization, including the top management.

Organizing for Disaster Relief

According to the United Nations, a disaster is a serious ...

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