Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Smith School Business Summit March 28

Successful businesses thrive on innovation. It’s the key to a competitive advantage and should be part of every business strategy and strategic vision. 

Discover ways to jumpstart your innovation strategy in 2014 and beyond. Join us for the third annual Smith School Business Summit, presented by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Friday, March 28 at the Marriott North Bethesda. 

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Speaks at Smith

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Catharin Dalpino spoke at the Robert H. Smith School of Business on February 26, 2014 as the fifth speaker in the Office of Global Initiative’s six-part series: “Challenges to Doing Business in Emerging Markets.” Her lecture was entitled “Political and Economic Challenges to Doing Business in Southeast Asia” and it focused primarily on Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

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.   

Time: 
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.

Industry Day

A Career and Networking Event for Supply Chain Management and Operations Management Majors

Friday, October 10, 2014

Industry Day is an annual event held by the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department and the Supply Chain Management Society to promote the major and foster relations between our students and employers. The event features presentations including a lifetime achievement award for Mike Gardner, Chief Development officer DHL/Exel, Alumna of the Year Tian Tian Feng, Global Supply Manager at Apple, Inc. followed by a recruiter/student lunch, and a career and networking fair held in the business school.

Companies attending include Pepsi, Dupont, Danaher,  Unilever, W.L. Gore, JB Hunt, Hilti, Avendra, Johnson & Johnson, Dominoes, Target, JDA Software, PPG, Luxottica, The Home Depot, Northrop Grumman, ABC Rental, CIA, McCormick and more! 

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