Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Smith Undergrads Attend IANA Logistics Expo in Florida

Twenty-four supply chain students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO on Sept. 20-22, 2015, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The students are in the school’s Supply Chain Management Fellows program, which is fully funded by IANA, and the trip was part of the “Seminar in Supply Chain Management: An Executive Perspective” (BMGT 471) course.

Not-So-Friendly Skies

American, Delta and United are going to legal war against the Gulf Carriers — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. They want the Gulf carriers' access to U.S. airports to be limited, because, they say, those carriers are state-supported and therefore have an unfair advantage in competition. Under an arrangement known as "open skies," airlines of many nations can freely compete on international routes, so long as they don't receive subsidies. Smith School professor Martin Dresner, who studies the airline industry, weighs in. Read more...

John Patrick Paraskevas

John Patrick Paraskevas began the program in Fall 2012. His research interests include supply chain power and dependency, supply chain cooperation, supply chain risk management, international supply chain management and cultural issues within supply chain. 

Alan Pritchard

Alan Pritchard joined the Supply Chain Management program in Fall 2013. His research interests include inventory management, product and service variety, and transportation and logistics management. His working papers explore the effects of product & service variety on distribution center productivity and the impact of order crossover on base stock policy decisions.

Xinyi Ren

Xinyi began the program in Fall 2014. Her current research interest includes supply chain cooperation, inventory management, transportation demand, and competitive dynamics.  Xinyi’s research has been published in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

Xiaodan Pan

Xiaodan Pan began the program in Fall 2014. Her research interests include product portfolio complexity, third party logistics, and supply chain risk. 


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