Supply Chain Management

Among the Elite for Supply Chain Management:
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Undergraduate Majors | Supply Chain MBA Electives | MS in Supply Chain | PhD in Supply Chain

  • Undergraduate Supply Chain Management #9 (US News)
  • Full-Time MBA Supply Chain Focus #18 (US News)

What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Previously referred to as “logistics and transportation,” SCM is now the preferred name for this skyrocketing industry.

Supply Chain Management Focus 

Students can study supply chain management on all levels at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business – undergraduateMBAMaster of Science, and PhD. Housed in the school’s department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy; supply chain management has become an increasingly popular area of study and a very successful one. SCM is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Smith in the top 10 for supply chain management. The Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC), run by Smith's top-ranked supply chain faculty, delivers cutting-edge solutions to private industry and government clients.

Smith is a recruiting stop for many large companies focused on supply chain management.  For over twenty years the Smith school hosts a key supply chain event Supply Chain Industry Day, welcoming companies like Avendra, C. H. Robinson, CIA, Danaher, DuPont, Hilti, J. B. Hunt, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Nestle, Northrop Grumman, PepsiCo, Ruan, Stanley Black & Decker, Starbucks, Target, Textron, Unilever, UPS, W. L. Gore and more. For Spring 2015, Smith will host a Supply Chain Coffee House night which will be held on Wednesday, February 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the third floor atrium in Van Munching Hall - registration is now open.

The Supply Chain Management Fellows Program offers students a unique opportunity for learning both within the Smith School and with external Supply Chain professionals. As part of a top-ranked program, students have the opportunity to take core classes together, participate as leaders in the Supply Chain Management Society, visit regional facilities and operations, sign up for a class that explores international or North American processes, and network at local and annual meetings of leading industry professional organizations. By combining classroom learning with networking opportunities in the professional community, Supply Chain Management Fellow can take advantage of a unique opportunity to build knowledge of the profession and create a foundation for a networked career. 

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