Among the Elite for Supply Chain Management:
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
- Undergraduate Supply Chain Management #9 (US News)
- Full-Time MBA Supply Chain Focus #18 (US News)
What is Supply Chain Management?
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Previously referred to as “logistics and transportation,” SCM is now the preferred name for this skyrocketing industry.
Supply Chain Management Focus
Students can study supply chain management on all levels at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business – undergraduate, MBA, Master of Science, and PhD. Housed in the school’s department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy; supply chain management has become an increasingly popular area of study and a very successful one. SCM is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Smith in the top 10 for supply chain management. The Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC), run by Smith's top-ranked supply chain faculty, delivers cutting-edge solutions to private industry and government clients.
Smith is a recruiting stop for many large companies focused on supply chain management. For over twenty years the Smith school hosted a key supply chain event Supply Chain Industry Day, welcoming companies like Avendra, C. H. Robinson, CIA, Danaher, DuPont, Hilti, J. B. Hunt, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Nestle, Northrop Grumman, PepsiCo, Ruan, Stanley Black & Decker, Starbucks, Target, Textron, Unilever, UPS, W. L. Gore and more.
For Fall 2015, the Smith Supply Chain program hosted Supply Chain Coffee House night held on Thursday, September 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Van Munching Hall. This business casual event precedes the Smith school career fair and attracts recruiters interested in hiring for co-ops, internships and full time positions for supply chain majors.
Recruiters attending the event in 2015 included Underarmour, Target, Pepsico, Hilti, Chick Fil A Corp., Avendra, W.L. Gore, Total Wine & More, Ferguson, NASA, Unilever, Textron, Johnson & Johnson, Priority Worldwide, Bechtel, ABC Supply and Raytheon.
The Supply Chain Management Fellows Program offers students a unique opportunity for learning both within the Smith School and with external Supply Chain professionals. As part of a top-ranked program, students have the opportunity to take core classes together, participate as leaders in the Supply Chain Management Society, visit regional facilities and operations, sign up for a class that explores international or North American processes, and network at local and annual meetings of leading industry professional organizations. By combining classroom learning with networking opportunities in the professional community, Supply Chain Management Fellow can take advantage of a unique opportunity to build knowledge of the profession and create a foundation for a networked career.