Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Omar Sherif Elwakil

Omar Sherif Elwakil joined the Supply Chain and Operations Management program in Fall 2010.  His primary research interests are multinational direct investment strategy and the political environment, and global supply chain and transportation flows in the presence of external barriers and disruptions.

Nominate Favorite Profs for Krowe Award

All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members (i.e., tenured, tenure-track, Tyser Teaching Fellow, lecturer, adjunct, or Ph.D. student) for one of several Krowe Teaching Awards in areas of general excellence. 

The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015. Winners will be announced in May 2015.

DRI International Symposium (Invite Only)

The DRI International Symposium (co-sponsored by UMD and DRI) is a one-day regional event to bring DRI International certified professionals and other business continuity and resiliency thought leaders together with students in an academic setting to discuss preparedness issues. The program brings valuable networking opportunities in a growing field to those students careening toward an uncertain job market.  The event will feature five to seven speakers who are leaders in the field, with presenters being business leaders with real world experience.

April 10, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Smith's Boyson Tapped for 'Crucial Input' to U.S. Export Strategy, Policy

Sandor Boyson, PhD, research professor for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, is among 40 experts selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide insight into supply chain strategy to spur U.S. exports and global competitiveness.

The new Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness convenes on Oct. 19 with Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank to begin work on issues requested for study by White House and federal agencies.

Hurricane Isaac Recovery: Smith Experts Available to Discuss Disaster Management

As Hurricane Isaac cleanup is underway, experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on topics related to disaster management.

Smith faculty and administrators can discuss recent developments in grassroots- and IT-related applications to management and recovery efforts, plus supply chain disruption, including oil and gas production and pricing.

The Smith School has an in-house broadcast facility for live or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.


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