Logistics, Business & Public Policy

What the Negative Oil Price Says About the Economy

No, oil producers can’t just cut their output to zero – and here's what that means for the supply and demand imbalance.

Apr 22, 2020
When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling

Shelves that held hand sanitizer and hand soap are mostly empty at a Target in Jersey City, N.J. on March 2, 2020. As fears of the pandemic grow, consumers are stockpiling goods in case they’re quarantined.

Apr 21, 2020
The Global Pulse: A Coronavirus Video Series

In our video series, Maryland Smith experts share their insights on the broadly reaching impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020
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

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