University of Maryland Selects Supply Chain Risk Partner

Resilinc’s SupplyIntel technology to educate future leaders in global supply chain risk management best practices

Santa Clara, Calif. and College Park, Md.Nov. 29, 2013Resilinc Corp., a provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, an internationally recognized educator in management, announced that Resilinc SupplyIntel was selected to be integrated into the supply chain course curriculum for the purpose of educating future business leaders on supply chain risk management best practices. In addition, Sumit Vakil, Resilinc’s chief technology officer (CTO), was appointed a senior research fellow to the Supply Chain Management Center.

The use of Resilinc SupplyIntel in the curriculum is designed to ensure that students gain a holistic understanding of the supply chain risk and resiliency practices and techniques used by leading companies today. Offered as part of the Business & Management: Supply Chain Management program, the use of Resilinc SupplyIntel provides students with hands-on, team-based exposure to a cloud-based supply chain risk management software package and enables them to experience the challenge of managing supply chain risks in support of key corporate objectives.

Resilinc CTO Sumit Vakil’s five-year appointment as a senior research fellow recognizes his significant expertise in the field of supply chain risk management and resiliency. In his new role, Vakil plans to offer advice on an ongoing basis to the center’s Executive Committee, as well as serve as a guest lecturer for Smith's graduate-level supply chain management courses.

“The ability to systematically approach and better manage global supply chain risk has led to the concept of the “resilient enterprise”—an increasingly important strategic and operational concept in a post-9/11, post-financial crisis world,” said Dr. Sandor Boyson, co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center, Robert H. Smith School of Business. “After evaluating the various supply chain risk solution providers in the market today, our center and academic department chose Resilinc for its leadership in developing resiliency solutions that enable supply chain professionals in a growing number of major global enterprises to gain visibility across multiple tiers of their complex global supply chains."

Boyson is co-author of “X-SCM: The New Science of X-Treme Supply Chain Management,” with Smith School colleagues Thomas Corsi and Lisa Harrington. The book is sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Boyson and his faculty colleagues also have drawn a No. 2 ranking worldwide in research in the discipline of supply chain management and logistics, according to the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. 

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