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 Center

A Pipeline of Supply Chain Professionals

Brazilian immigrant Viviane Hembrock ’13 grew up surrounded by the shipping industry. Her hometown of Santos, São Paulo, processes more than 3.5 million cargo containers annually, making it the busiest port in Latin America. “My city was all about logistics,” Hembrock says. So a supply chain career seemed natural when she came to Baltimore as an au pair and found an opportunity to study at the University of Maryland.

Smart, Cold Cargo Handling for Medicine

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Canadian National Railway recently announced a $16 million upgrade to its refrigerated cargo handling capacity to keep pace with increasing demand from producers of chilled or frozen foods.

DRI Hosts First Collegiate Conference at UMD

On April 10, 2015, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business partnered with Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International to hold DRI’s first collegiate conference. More than 100 DRI-certified professionals, business continuity planning leaders and students were in attendance.

Solutions for Too Few Supply Chain Pros

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- A talent shortage threatens the global automotive industry.

NEWS RELEASE: June 15, 2009 White Paper Offers Cyber Security Model to Address 21st Century Challenges

College Park, Md. – June 15, 2009 – A collaborative white paper, Building A Cyber Supply Chain Assurance Reference Model, released today by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE:SAI] and the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

Supply Chains Don’t Like Mondays Either

That return-to-work dread that puts people in bad moods – and has been documented to drag down productivity and impact financial markets – also wreaks havoc on the efficiency of moving goods from one place to another on Mondays.

The Tariff Effect

Faced with the option of either buying American steel products or importing foreign steel and paying the associated tariffs, the choice would seem to be pretty simple. Sometimes it's not.

Canada Goose and a Supply Chain Lesson

Winter-chic outfitter Canada Goose has been chilled amid a controversy that underscores the need for transparency across supply chains.

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