Supply Chain Management Center

The Supply Chain Management Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is dedicated to conducting research and education designed to further the discipline of supply chain management.

The center operates under a single strategic vision for supply chain management: The collaborative, real-time, end-to-end, risk-tolerant supply chain.

This vision drives our work and our areas of focus, which include:

  • Integrating supply chain best practices, thought leadership and technologies into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Supply Chain Management at the Smith School
  • Executing a supply chain thought leadership research agenda that supports the supply chain curriculum at all levels
  • Publishing and otherwise disseminating Center research work through online and print mediums
  • Enhancing the overall Smith School brand as an acknowledged leader in supply chain education and research.

Through innovative initiatives and programs, the SCMC has earned a reputation for excellence in supply chain management education and research among students, practitioners and policymakers. 

Insights & Research

Why 2021’s Labor Day Sales Are Likely to Disappoint

Read the article : Why 2021’s Labor Day Sales Are Likely to Disappoint
The Ever Given Is Unstuck, But the Ripple Effects Remain

How the Suez Canal traffic jam continues to play out

Read the article : The Ever Given Is Unstuck, But the Ripple Effects Remain
Cold Chain

How an Ultracold COVID Vaccine Amplifies Challenges to a Medical Supply Chain

Read the article : Cold Chain
After Vaccine Breakthrough, Eyes Turn to the COVID Supply Chain

Expert warns of "a steep challenge for delivery"

Read the article : After Vaccine Breakthrough, Eyes Turn to the COVID Supply Chain
What’s in Store for the U.S. Postal Service?

2020 has been tough. What happens next?

Read the article : What’s in Store for the U.S. Postal Service?
When Disaster Strikes, Stockpiling Surges

How Retailers Should Prepare for Runs on Essentials

Read the article : When Disaster Strikes, Stockpiling Surges

SCMC News

Maryland Smith Researchers to Present Supply Chain Climate Vulnerability Index in May 8 Webinar

A University of Maryland research team, including representatives of Maryland Smith’s Supply Chain Management Center, will present…

Read News Story : Maryland Smith Researchers to Present Supply Chain Climate Vulnerability Index in May 8 Webinar
UMD Researchers and Resilinc Corp. Create Index of Climate Change Risk to Company Supply Chains
Maryland Smith’s Supply Chain Management Center is Helping Drive an Initiative for Businesses to Better Measure and Mitigate Risk

Read News Story : UMD Researchers and Resilinc Corp. Create Index of Climate Change Risk to Company Supply Chains
Smith’s Boyson and Mann Draw International Best Practice Award for Cyber Risk Portal

A preeminent professional organization in technology has selected Smith School research professor Sandor Boyson and CIO Holly Mann for…

Read News Story : Smith’s Boyson and Mann Draw International Best Practice Award for Cyber Risk Portal

 

Contact Us

Jeffrey Mund, Director
Supply Chain Management Center
3427 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD  20742
Phone: 301-405-7157
Email: jmund1@umd.edu

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