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 real-time, risk-tolerant, collaborative, end-to-end, tech-enabled supply chain.

The Ever Given Is Unstuck, But the Ripple Effects Remain

Strong U.S. economy, consumer demand and the need for raw materials amplify the effects of the recent shipping turmoil.

Annual retreat for Centers of Excellence leadership to meet with each other and the Dean's Office to share and discuss concerns and ideas. Event details: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - 2333 VMH. An agenda will be emailed prior to the event.




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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 findings supporting their recently completed "Climate Change Variability/Vulnerability Index” in a free webinar, hosted by software firm and project partner Resilinc, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Register via

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 COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Last year a series of severe weather events including the late-winter storm that hit the U.S. Northeast, followed by weather-related damage that closed the U.S.-Mexico Laredo border, and subsequent U.S. landfall hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria contributed to a doubling of global supply chain disruption and, for the first time, made the United States the region most-impacted by such disruption.

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 its inaugural Cybersecurity Award for Practice.

Smith Supply Chain Fellows Win Case Competition

A team of undergraduate students representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business won first place in a supply chain case competition on Sept. 17, 2017. The event was part of the annual Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO, a three-day event in Long Beach, Calif.

What Harvey Tells Us About Future Storms

Preparedness Lessons from Walmart, FedEx and Procter & Gamble SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Among the lasting effects of a catastrophic natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey is one that is undeniably positive: Knowledge. It's an understanding of what is needed in the wake of a disaster, which efforts worked and which failed, and how to be better prepared.

Why the U.S. Is Fertile Ground for Supply Chains

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Setting aside NAFTA reform, a border adjustment tax and U.S.-China trade war as potential disruptors, "conditions especially favor the United States to remain a key hub in the global supply chain and to expand its competitive leadership in the future," says Sandor Boyson, research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Cent

10 Business Books for Your Summer Reading List

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members. (1) The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds By Michael Lewis (2016)

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