University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner

Robert H. Smith School of Business Leverages Resilinc's SupplyIntel Technology and Supply Chain Resiliency Expertise to Educate Future Leaders in Global Supply Chain Risk Management Best Practices

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SANTA CLARA, CA and COLLEGE PARK, MD--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Resilinc Corp., the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, an internationally recognized leader in management education and research, today announced that Resilinc SupplyIntel has been 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, has been 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 MS in Business & Management: Supply Chain Management program, the use of Resilinc SupplyIntel will provide students with hands-on, team-based exposure to the leading cloud-based supply chain risk management software package and enable them to experience the challenge of managing supply chain risks in support of key corporate objectives.

Resilinc CTO Sumit Vakil's five-year appointment to Senior Research Fellow recognizes his significant expertise and stature in the field of supply chain risk management and resiliency. In his new role, Vakil will 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-911/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.

The Office of Smith IT is co-sponsoring the initiative. "From an IT perspective, we believe the partnership between Resilinc and the Smith School will be of tremendous value to our students and help prepare them to tackle real-world supply chain challenges using the most advanced software available," said Holly Mann, director of information technology at Smith.

"Resilinc is excited to be partnered with the Smith School's Supply Chain Management Center to educate future supply chain business leaders in risk management best practices. Our expertise and industry-leading supply chain resiliency techniques and technologies perfectly complement the Smith School's comprehensive Resilient Enterprise curriculum -- helping to provide a truly unique educational experience," said Sumit Vakil, chief technology officer of Resilinc.

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About Resilinc
Resilinc is the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions and delivers scalable enterprise solutions that enable supply chain professionals to gain visibility across multiple tiers of their complex, global supply chains. With a comprehensive offering that encompasses multi-tier supply chain mapping, single points of failure analytics, global disruption event monitoring and management, mitigation workflow, and part-level supply chain compliance programs such as conflict minerals, Resilinc has become the leader in comprehensive supply chain resiliency solutions. Resilinc helps customers achieve supply chain resiliency through innovative and patent-pending technology, an extensive resiliency-driven supply network, and a proven comprehensive enterprise scale solution that delivers strong value to both clients and supplier partners. For more information, visit www.resilinc.com.

About University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, Maryland is ranked No. 21 among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and No. 14 among public universities by Forbes. The Institute of Higher Education, which ranks the world's top universities based on research, puts Maryland at No. 38 in the world, No. 29 nationally and No. 13 among U.S. public research institutions. The university is also one of the top 10 highest-rated D.C.-area employers, according to Glassdoor.com. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 49 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The university is recognized for its diversity, with underrepresented students comprising one-third of the student population.

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