Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Student Organizations

Undergraduate: Supply Chain Management Society

Website: http://www.umdscms.com

The Supply Chain Management Society (SCMS) is a student-run undergraduate organization that promotes the supply chain management program. The SCMS is responsible for hosting companies and guest speakers in the logistics, transportation, and/or supply chain fields. The SCMS also organizes and hosts the annual Supply Chain Industry Day, an event that includes a Supply Chain Management Person of the Year award and presentation, as well as a supply chain student/recruiter luncheon followed by a supply chain focused career fair. 

 

Graduate: Supply Chain and Operations Club

Website: http://clubs.rhsmith.umd.edu/scoc

The Supply Chain and Operations Club (SCOC) aims to create a sense of community between MBA students, faculty, alumni and operations, logistics and supply chain management professionals. Through a variety of activities and events, the club aims to further educate its members about operations, logistics and supply chain management. The SCOC also creates more opportunities for students and helps to increase its awareness at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 

 

Smith School Students Discuss Logistics with National Defense Transportation Association

Attracting over 80 students and faculty members, the first annual National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) panel event, held at the Smith School of Business on Nov. 12, 2003, was a huge success. NDTA members, along with student officers of Smith's Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management (LTSCM) Society, organized the event as a means to establish a closer relationship between students and the Washington, D.C., chapter of NDTA.

UMD-Smith Experts Comment on Ebola Social Media, Supply Chain Implications

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.

Student Involvement

 

“I majored in supply chain because I love solving problems. I believe the future of business relies on the capabilities of a huge network of qualified supply chain and logistics experts. ” 

- Alexander Matov, 2007 graduate   

There are many opportunities to get involved in Supply Chain Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Students have the opportunities to join organizations dedicated to the major, be apart of the unique fellows program, and compete in case competitions. For more information about these opportunities please see the following:

Smith Logistics Students Present 'Person of the Year' Award at Industry Day

The Smith School's Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management Society (LTSCM Society) and the Supply Chain Club (SCC) named Linda Morgan (pictured, right) as their 2003 "Person of the Year." The award was presented by Allison Healy (pictured, left), co-president of LTSCM, at the Sixth Annual Industry Day on October 31, 2003.

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