Sycle, San Francisco, announced that David A. Needham  joined the company as its head of product development.

Needham comes to Sycle from Walmart.com, where he managed a portfolio of systems as the program manager for supply chain and logistics. He was instrumental in designing and implementing three of the five systems that Walmart.com uses to manage procurement and fulfillment operations; several of the processes enabled by these systems are now being adopted by the Logistics team at Wal-Mart Inc.

Prior to his career at Walmart.com, Needham worked for UPS Supply Chain Solutions where he led several key initiatives, including the development of their global supply chain visibility application and Trade Direct.

He earned his business degree from the University of San Francisco, where he graduated summa cum laude.

[SOURCE: Sycle, October 2006]