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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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Apr 08, 2008
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Smith School thought leadership and research is prominently featured in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Information Technology Report, released on April 9, 2008. Within the report Sandor Boyson, co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and co-author David Boyer, a research scientist with Avaya Labs, offer a blueprint for nations to better leverage emerging communications capabilities and technologies to spur economic and social development.

Apr 01, 2008
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Smith’s newly elected MBA Supply Chain Club (SCC) leaders are entering office with not one but two major victories under their belts. Two teams of first- and second-year MBA students placed first and second at the FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition and Purdue University's Global Supply Chain Case Competition, respectively. Teams were sponsored by Smith’s logistics, business, and public policy department and faculty representative Hugh Turner, Tyser Teaching Fellow.

Oct 26, 2007
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College Park, Md. October 26, 2007 The Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management (LTSCM) Society and the Supply Chain Club (SCC) of the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today named the 2007 Person of the Year John D. Porcari, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation. Porcari accepted the award at a ceremony at the university.

Mar 27, 2007
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Teams from top business schools throughout the United States, Europe and Asia will compete Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in the first-ever Global Supply Chain Competition, a revolutionary real-time simulation developed by researchers at the Smith School and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Competition sponsor Sun Microsystems Inc. donated prizes and powerful servers to host the Web-based game, in which players will compete virtually, all logging on simultaneously from their home campuses to manage the most efficient supply chain...

Mar 27, 2007
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College Park, Md. March 27, 2007 Teams from top business schools throughout the United States, Europe and Asia competed today in the first-ever Global Supply Chain Competition, a revolutionary real-time simulation developed by researchers at the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Competition sponsor Sun Microsystems, Inc., donated prizes and powerful servers to host the Web-based game, in which players competed virtually from their home campuses to manage the most efficient...

Mar 27, 2007
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Game Trains MBAs to Manage Global Supply Chains; Potential Industry Uses Address Flat World Challenges

Mar 13, 2007
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Teams from top business schools throughout the United States, Europe and Asia will compete Tuesday, March 27, 2007 in the first-ever Global Supply Chain Competition, a revolutionary real-time simulation developed by researchers at the Smith School and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Oct 26, 2006
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College Park, Md. October 27, 2006 The Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management (LTSCM) Society and the Supply Chain Club (SCC) of the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today named the 2006 Person of the Year this year a joint award shared by Jeffrey N. Shane, under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Ron Widdows, chief executive of global transportation company APL Ltd. Both accepted their awards at a ceremony at the university.

Oct 24, 2006
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The Supply Chain Management Lab at the Smith School was buzzing by 8 a.m. on Oct. 24 as four teams of Smith students logged onto computers to compete against teams from around the world in the first global competition of the Supply Chain Game. Developed by researchers at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, the game is the first real-time simulation that pits players against each other in an online interactive environment.

Oct 01, 2006
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Jeffrey N. Shane, under secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Ron Widdows, chief executive of global transportation company APL Ltd., received the joint 2006 Person of the Year Award from the Smith Schools Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management (LTSCM) Society and the Supply Chain Club (SCC) on Oct. 27 in a ceremony at the university's Stamp Student Union Grand Ballroom.

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