Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Welcome to the Logistics, Business and Public Policy (LBPP) Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The LBPP Department offers courses and programs in supply chain management leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees. In addition, the LBPP Department plays a significant role in providing LBPP courses with the Smith School’s MBA and undergraduate programs.  LBPP is the lead department for Business Economics, Business Law and International Business at the Smith School. 

Issues in logistics and the business-public policy interface have gained new importance today as organizations seek to achieve competitive advantage in a dynamic, global marketplace. Through teaching and research in these areas, the logistics, business and public policy faculty in the Smith School of Business helps managers capitalize on the power of technology to manage the supply chain and deal with the legal and economic issues arising in the worldwide Network Economy.

The Smith School of Business ranked second worldwide in faculty research produced from 2008-2010 in the discipline of supply chain management and logistics, according to the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

The logistics, business and public policy department is the home of the Supply Chain Management Center, a technology-based research and education center that is defining 21st-century best practices related to the efficient production and delivery of products 
and services.