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  • The Center has been acting as an advisor to NIST in the formulation of standards and action-oriented research to secure the federal and industrial cyber supply chain. In September, the National Institute Of Standards And Technology (NIST) publically released the Supply Chain Center's IT Supply Chain Risk Management Community Framework Model, produced under a two year grant from NIST. In addition, on Monday October 18, the Center unveiled its IT Supply Chain Risk Management Portal Prototype, developed this year with additional NIST funds, at a workshop conducted at NIST HQ.
  • In September, Sandy Boyson was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Advisory Committee On Supply Chain Competitiveness; he is one of two academics named to the committee that seeks to address White House and Congressional policy concerns about U.S. supply chain infrastructure and export promotion.
  • Sandy Boyson was appointed as guest editor of a special issue on the Cyber Supply Chain for the journal Technovation.

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Aug 21, 2015
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Port operators in Savannah, Ga. are racing to upgrade their facilities for the rising generation of big ships, which will have a new lane from Asia when the Panama Canal completes a 10-year widening project in 2016. Rivals are eyeing the same big ships in Charleston, S.C. And in Boston, Houston, Miami and many other ports along the Gulf and East Coasts — like the reality television series where many bachelors vie for the...

Jun 18, 2015
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Brazilian immigrant Viviane Hembrock ’13 grew up surrounded by the shipping industry. Her hometown of Santos, São Paulo, processes more than 3.5 million cargo containers annually, making it the busiest port in Latin America.

Apr 14, 2015
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On April 10, 2015, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business partnered with Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International to hold DRI’s first collegiate conference. More than 100 DRI-certified professionals, business continuity planning leaders and students were in attendance.

Mar 26, 2015
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Working professionals with an interest in the Washington, D.C., region have a new source for bite-sized business insights, delivered weekly to their inboxes from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mar 03, 2015
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An inaugural supply chain industry awards event recognized the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and one of its professors. Sandor Boyson, research professor and codirector of the Supply Chain Management Center, was named Resilient Supply Chain Educator of the Year by the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council.

Feb 05, 2015
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DRI International is proud to announce its partnership with the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for the first in its new Collegiate Conference series.

Dec 02, 2014
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Three students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have earned the opportunity to visit Unilever’s Trumbull, Connecticut research and development center.

Dec 02, 2014
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Salesforce.com, Inc., tapped center co-director and research professor Sandor Boyson to present “(How Smith is) Training Tomorrow’s Business Leaders in Supply Chain Resiliency Concepts” as part of the company’s recent Dreamforce 2014 conference.

Oct 23, 2014
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Officials are applying social media, such as the CDC Emergency Twitter handle, to disseminate Ebola-related information and using wireless networks to track and predict outbreak patterns and locate individuals exposed to the virus. Companies concurrently are monitoring for threats to their supply chains, such as the Ivory Coast cocoa...

Oct 20, 2014
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On Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland held its annual Supply Chain Industry Day, a three-part networking event for students in the supply chain management major.

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