Logistics, Business & Public Policy

4th Annual Joint U of MD and IBM Business Analytics Workshop - Supply Chain Management

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The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler - former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics - is the keynote speaker. He holds the Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Public Policy and Private Enterprise in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and is the director of the school's Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise.   

May 2, 2014 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Nominate Favorite Profs for Krowe Award

All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, Tyser Teaching Fellow, lecturer, adjunct, or Ph.D. student) for one of several Krowe Teaching Awards in areas of general excellence. 

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 26 and winners will be announced in May 2014.

Curt Grimm Comments on Minimum Wage Increase

Hot Topic Alert: Jan. 29, 2014

Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy for the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to expand on his comments, below, about the executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address, the increase, $10.10 an hour, from $7.25, affects workers under new federal contracts.

Supply Chain Industry Day

Friday October 10th, 2014

Industry Day is an annual event held by the Supply Chain Management Society (SCMS), which is an undergraduate student club, and the logistics, business and public policy department to promote the major and foster relations between our students and employers. The event features a presentation by the person of the year award winner, a recruiter/student lunch, and a career and networking fair held in the business school.




Person of the Year Award: 2014


MICHAEL J. GARDNER, Chief Development Officer, Exel

As chief development officer for the Americas region, Michael (Mike) Gardner oversees strategy, mergers and acquisitions, sales, marketing, integrated logistics design, solutions, sustainability and innovation. He also has global responsibility for some of Exel’s largest clients. Mike returned to Exel via the 2004 acquisition of Tibbett & Britten and has more than 30 years of industry experience with Distribution Centers Inc. (Exel), GATX Logistics, and APL Logistics. Mike received his MBA in finance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Bachelor of Science in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), is active in many church and community activities and on the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.


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