Smith's Boyson Tapped for 'Crucial Input' to
U.S. Export Strategy, Policy
Sandor Boyson, PhD, research professor for the Robert H. Smith School of
Business’ Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, is among 40
experts selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide insight into
supply chain strategy to spur U.S. exports and global competitiveness.
The new Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness convenes on Oct.
19 with Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank to begin work on issues
requested for study by White House and federal agencies.
Boyson, co-director of Smith's Supply Chain Manager Center, brings to the
group 20-plus years of high-level supply chain strategy, IT and risk management
consulting to the likes of the Department of Defense and World Bank. He also has
been a contributor to the World
Boyson and his new colleagues “will provide crucial input on issues related
to national freight infrastructure and policies so that we can best support
millions of U.S. businesses export goods, compete domestically and globally, and
support American jobs,” said Blank in a press release announcing the initiative.
The committee also will help shape a national freight policy toward executing
the President's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by
the end of 2014.
“I appreciate the opportunity to work more intensely on national policy
issues that our Supply Chain Management Center has been passionate about for a
decade and a half,” Boyson said. “These issues include promoting an open world;
promoting an America with robust global transportation and e-commerce
connections; and helping our businesses deliver highly competitive products and
services through best practice supply chains.”
Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) Co-Director Thomas Corsi, PhD, said
Boyson's selection to the committee reinforces the center's reputation for
educating and training at the leading edge of supply chain technology and
business practices. “Our center has published research and editorials about the
need for national supply chain planning as part of U.S. public/private
competitive strategy development,” he said. “Dr. Boyson’s work on the new
advisory committee will give the center further and timely insight to the
perspectives of various stakeholders and help us better prioritize our research
and educational development activities.”
In his role with the SCMC, Boyson has generated and managed research projects
from the National institute Of Standards and Technology, the National Science
Foundation, DARPA and other sources. For more about the center, go to
For more about the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, go to
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