Smith to Bolster Supply Chain Management Curriculum

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will team with Resilinc Inc., a leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, to strengthen its MS in Supply Chain Management program.

Smith School Honors Walmart’s Logistics Leader

Annual event highlights logistics, supply chain career opportunities for students

Shorter Supply Chains and Risk Management Pay Off Big

When the largest earthquake to ever strike Japan rocked the country on March 11, it triggered a devastating tsunami leaving a wake of destruction and disaster at a nuclear power plant. It also shut down production for many major global manufacturers in Japan— in particular, those related to the auto and hi-tech industries.

Smith School 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.

Supply Chain Fellows, Thai Students Visit Port of Baltimore

Visiting Thai students and students in the Supply Chain Fellows program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business took a trip to Baltimore to learn about the city’s shipping port and compare it to other ports in the country and the world.

Supply Chain Management Center Brings Government Leaders and Top Execs Together to Solve Supply Chain Challenges

Supply chain and logistics management is much more than getting manufactured goods from factories in China to shelves in suburban America in time for holiday shopping. For some supply chains, careful management can be a matter of life and death. Take, for example, the risks in moving fuel and supplies to troops in landlocked Afghanistan.

Smith School Works to Solve Supply Chain Challenges with New Book and Practitioner Roundtable

College Park, Md. – Oct. 6, 2010 – The Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is bringing together top industry and government leaders to address inefficiencies in today’s supply chain and come up with innovative ways to manage risk.

Smith School Hosts Federal, State, Industry Leaders in Cybersecurity Forum

Each day, Google Maps transfers so much data it is measured in petabytes (that’s a digit with 15 zeros behind it). And that’s just the Maps platform of the Internet giant. With all of this data being transferred through cyberspace, security is a big issue. According to experts the focus should be on securing entire platforms, rather than individual servers with applications, to really secure the flow of data in the cyber supply chain. How to tackle this issue was the topic of discussion at the May 26 CyberMaryland Forum, held at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Smith MBA Students Win Supply Chain Case Competition at Rutgers

A talented team MBA students from the Robert H. Smith School of Business won the 2010 Rutgers MBA Supply Chain Case Competition held at Rutgers Business School, New Jersey. Vivek Srivastava, Jayraj Ganesh, Chia-Chia Chang, and Srivatsakumar Sarvepalli represented Smith School at the competition. Five other teams representing Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lehigh University, University of Delaware, and Syracuse University competed for a cash prize of $750.

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