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 critical need for cybersecurity. Boyson is research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the Smith School.
When the largest earthquake to ever strike Japan rocked the country on March 11, it triggered a devastating tsunami leaving a wake of destruction and disaster at a nuclear power plant. It also shut down production for many major global manufacturers in Japan— in particular, those related to the auto and hi-tech industries.
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.
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.
In June, the University of Maryland/Smith School and co-sponsors (the World Bank Institute, the U.S. Agency For International Development, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cisco, and Avaya) welcomed leaders from around the globe to a workshop focused on identifying the intellectual and conceptual underpinnings and skills profile for a new type of development executive, the E-Leader.
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.
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 supply.
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.
Game Trains MBAs to Manage Global Supply Chains; Potential Industry Uses Address Flat World Challenges
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business recently joined with Resilinc Corporation., a leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, to strengthen its MS in Supply Chain Management program.