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Smith Business Close-Up: A New Process for International Exports

Sep 09, 2014
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Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, June 22, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

Earlier this year, President Obama issued an executive order to streamline the export/import process for American businesses. The goal is to reduce supply chain barriers to commerce while continuing to protect national security, public health and safety, the environment, and natural resources.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sandor Boyson talks about the U.S.-international trade and what should be done to ensure a strong economic future, particularly creating a new automated trade and customs system to support cross-border transactions.

Boyson is a research professor and co-director of the Smith School’s Supply Chain Management Center. He has significant expertise in technology management and supply chain management, with over 20 years experience in strategic technology planning, systems development/management, and enterprise-wide process integration. He has served as a technology and strategy consultant to public organizations as varied as the World Bank and the Department of Defense; and private sector organizations such as Allied Signal, Hughes Network Systems and the Chicago Tribune.


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. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

  • WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
  • WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
  • WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
  • WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
  • WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
  • WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

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