Thomas M. Corsi

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Professor Corsi joined the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 1976 as a Professor of Logistics and Transportation. He served as Chairperson of the Logistics and Transportation Group from 1986 through 1994. During that time, the Group received recognition from the Transportation Journal as the most prolific faculty group in the nation based on published research in the field.

Smith’s Cyber Risk Portal a UMD “Invention of the Year” Finalist

A Cyber Risk Portal that engages organizations in anonymously measuring their cybersecurity capabilities against industry standards and their peers and competitors is a University of Maryland “Invention of the Year” finalist—an honor to be announced as part of a Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships event (invitation only) on May 9, 2016 at the University House.

Smith Undergrads Attend IANA Logistics Expo in Florida

Twenty-four supply chain students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business traveled to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO on Sept. 20-22, 2015, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The students are in the school’s Supply Chain Management Fellows program, which is fully funded by IANA, and the trip was part of the “Seminar in Supply Chain Management: An Executive Perspective” (BMGT 471) course.

Bachelors Line Up in U.S. Port Dating Game

Port operators in Savannah, Ga. are racing to upgrade their facilities for the rising generation of big ships, which will have a new lane from Asia when the Panama Canal completes a 10-year widening project in 2016. Rivals are eyeing the same big ships in Charleston, S.C. And in Boston, Houston, Miami and many other ports along the Gulf and East Coasts — like the reality television series where many bachelors vie for the attention of the same bachelorette. Smith Professor Thomas M. Corsi talks about the Port of Baltimore's position in the race. Read more...

Five Reasons U.S. Manufacturing Is Not Dead

U.S. companies that moved overseas to save costs are now considering bringing production home again, a survey of U.S.-based manufacturing executives shows. The trend will create U.S. manufacturing jobs, but not at the same levels that existed prior to the spread of robotics and automation. Smith School professor Thomas M. Corsi explains five forces driving the reshoring movement, and what it means to the U.S. economy. Read more...

Univ. of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Research Finds Nation’s Railcar Fleet in Jeopardy, Impacting Environment and Shipments of Goods

College Park, Md. – February 24, 2011 – The nation’s $90 billion fleet of privately owned freight railway cars may be in jeopardy, according to a new report released today by the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The fleet is integral to the efficient movement of goods by rail and drastically reduces the environmental impact of shipping by eliminating the equivalent of 30 million truck shipments a year.

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