Maryland Smith’s Supply Chain Management Pipeline Primed for Amazon H2Q

Amazon, via its Northern Virginia-based second headquarters, reportedly plans to hire about 400 workers next year and 1,180 in 2020, eventually adding 25,000 jobs. Such an outlook has helped prompt Washington Post Express to highlight Maryland Smith’s graduate programs in Supply Chain Management as a source for filling those jobs.

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.

Smith Researchers Lead ‘First of its Kind’ Cyber-Risk Assessment Project

The Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will collaborate with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on a first of its kind risk assessment project.

In Trucking Industry, Fights Over Efficiency Versus Safety

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Crashes of large trucks are on the rise in the United States. From 2009 to 2015, deaths resulting from collisions involving trucks weighting more than 10,000 pounds rose from 3,380 to 3,903, an increase of 15 percent. Granted, one reason for the increase is that 2009 was a recession year, so there were simply fewer trucks on the roads.

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

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- 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.

Five Reasons U.S. Manufacturing Is Not Dead

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- 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.

Ports Search for Long-term Solutions

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- West Coast ports returned to full speed this week after a two-month labor dispute, leaving importers with a backlog of ships waiting to be unloaded.

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