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UMD-Smith's Boyson Tapped for U.S. Supply Chain Strategy
[October 16, 2012]

UMD-Smith's Boyson Tapped for U.S. Supply Chain Strategy

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sandor Boyson, Ph.D., research professor for the University of Maryland's 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 Economic Forum.

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, Ph.D., 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

About the Robert H. Smith School of BusinessThe Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America.

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