Smith School to Hold Annual Supply Chain Industry Day,
Oct. 14, 2011
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will hold its
annual Industry Day event on Oct. 14, 2011, which highlights the school’s supply
chain management program and helps build relationships with top companies. The
event is organized by students in the undergraduate Supply Chain Management
Society and supply chain and logistics faculty and is sponsored by the
Intermodal Association of North American (IANA) and Stanley Black & Decker.
Peter Gibbons, executive vice president of Global Supply Chain Operations at
Starbucks, will be recognized as the 2011 “Person of the Year.” In addition to
the award presentation honoring Gibbons, the day will include a luncheon for
employers, students and alumni and a career fair. Representatives and recruiters
from more than 25 companies are expected to participate in this year’s event.
The Smith School has been honoring industry leaders with the “Person of the
Year” for 19 years. Recent honorees include Mark Holifield, Home Depot's senior
vice president of global supply chain; John T. “Jock” Menzies, chairman of the
Terminal Corporation, a warehouse, trucking and distribution company; Rick
Blasgen, president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management
Professionals; John D. Porcari, now U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation.
The Smith School’s logistics, transportation and supply chain
management program is consistently recognized among the best business school
programs in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked the
undergraduate program No. 9 in the United States in 2011. The Smith School
launched a master’s of business in supply chain program in fall 2011. Smith’s
supply chain management curriculum incorporates all aspects of the industry,
including expanding global networks and cutting-edge technology. In addition to
offering a range of academic courses, the school is home to the
Supply Chain Management Center, which provides research, consulting services
and education highlighting the latest advances in e-supply chain management.
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