Logistics, Business & Public Policy

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!

2014 Highlights: On Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland held its annual Supply Chain Industry Day, a three-part networking event for students in the supply chain management major. Read more.

Smith CIBER Funds Two Faculty for Professional Development in Africa and Asia

Stephanie Eckerd, Assistant Professor in the Department of Logistics, Business, and Public Policy and Paulo Prochno, Tyser Teaching Fellow and Associate Chair of the Department of Management and Organization, traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa and India, respectively, on Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) grants this year. Dr.

Smith Undergrad Program Ranked #18 By U.S. News

College Park, Md. – September 10, 2013 – The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business jumped to No. 18 in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” published today. The Smith School placed 8th among public universities and again ranked highly in a number of business specialty categories. Smith’s Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management/Logistics programs are listed among the nation’s top 10, and a total of seven areas are listed among the nation’s top 25.

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