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)
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 hosts 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.
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.