Smith Business Close-Up: Managing a Volatile Supply Chain
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010,
7:30 a.m.; Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
Managing a Volatile
With constant change, economic challenges and the havoc that events such as
Gulf oil spills, natural disasters and terrorist threats can create, old models
of balancing supply and demand are no longer effective.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sandor Boyson, research professor
and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center, discusses the new risks
for today’s supply chains and how organization can deal with volatility.
The Supply Chain Management Center at the University of
Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business brings together top industry and
government leaders to address inefficiencies in today’s supply chain and come up
with innovative ways to manage risk. The center spearheaded a recently released
book, “X-Treme Supply Chain Management: A Guide to Mastering Business
Volatility,” edited by Boyson, center co-director Professor Thomas Corsi and
senior fellow Lisa Harrington. It is a collaboration among some of the
industry’s leading corporations and organizations.
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of
Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management,
and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of
the school’s community of business leaders.
Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public
Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 4:30
a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C.,
metropolitan region, including: