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.

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.

Smith Business Close-Up: The State of Cybersecurity

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 29, 2012, 7:30 a.m. Cyber crime is on the rise, and the need to safeguard against cyber security attacks is real – and growing. No industry is exempt and the demand for experts who can battle using bits and bytes has never been greater. Maryland has become a hub of cybersecurity activity and the university is leading the way.

The State of Cybersecurity

Cyber crime is on the rise, and the need to safeguard against cyber security attacks is real – and growing. No industry is exempt and the demand for experts who can battle using bits and bytes has never been greater. Maryland has become a hub of cybersecurity activity and the university is leading the way.

Shorter Supply Chains and Risk Management Pay Off Big

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.

Supply Chain Management Center

In today’s world, when consumers expect that the click of a mouse will result in a package arriving at their doorsteps the next day, the pressure on supply chains to run efficiently is rapidly increasing. Supply chains are much more than trucks, trains, and boats. Supply chain management has become a truly holistic business discipline, an end-to-end coordination process. It seeks to bring demand for goods and services into balance with supply, through companies cooperating and working together as a business ecosystem to serve a common customer base.

Shorter Supply Chains and Risk Management Pay Off Big

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.

Focus on Risk Management

The Smith School's academic departments and research-focused centers of excellence combine leading scholars and industry veterans who truly understand the importance of risk management. Smith faculty and practitioners explore issues related to how risk impacts financial decisions, supply chains and the broader global economy.

Supply Chain Management Center Brings Government Leaders and Top Execs Together to Solve Supply Chain Challenges

Supply chain and logistics management is much more than getting manufactured goods from factories in China to shelves in suburban America in time for holiday shopping. For some supply chains, careful management can be a matter of life and death. Take, for example, the risks in moving fuel and supplies to troops in landlocked Afghanistan.

Managing a Volatile Supply Chain

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.

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