Logistics

When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling

Maryland Smith research explains what drives consumers to clear store shelves and to hoard goods in the face of risks, and explains how retailers should respond.

Mar 19, 2020
3 Steps To Protect the Supply Chain

How government and industry can work together to protect the supply chain that provides food, medicine and other necessary goods.

Mar 19, 2020
How Coronavirus Is Hitting China Firms, Global Supply Chains

The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted social life and the day-to-day economy for China’s 1.4 billion residents. What will the impact be for China’s small-to-medium-size enterprises – including their global supply chain partners?

Feb 19, 2020
Why Aramco’s Giant IPO Isn’t What It Seems

Shares of oil giant Saudi Aramco last week traded publicly for the first time, with the biggest IPO in history. But don’t confuse size with success. Here's why.

Dec 12, 2019
Will Your Gifts Arrive on Time This Year?

The usual Christmas shopping period, which begins Black Friday, is particularly short this year – just 26 days. Will those final bundles arrive on time?

Nov 14, 2019
North American Trade and the USMCA

The pros outweigh the cons in the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), trade leaders across industries said Oct. 15, 2019, at Maryland Smith.

Oct 17, 2019
Undercurrents in the Shipping Industry

Global financiers say they’re putting the interests of the environment first when deciding whether to extend shipping loans. And that move is making some waves.

Oct 02, 2019
The Tariff Effect

Faced with the option of either buying American steel products or importing foreign steel and paying the associated tariffs, the choice would seem to be pretty simple. Sometimes it's not.

Aug 05, 2019
Canada Goose and a Supply Chain Lesson

Winter-chic outfitter Canada Goose has been chilled amid a controversy that underscores the need for transparency across supply chains.

Aug 05, 2019
The New Brick-and-Mortar

Retailers, long caught in Amazon.com’s shadow, increasingly are looking to AI, inventory management and myriad supply chain innovations for new sources of light.

Jul 31, 2019

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