A Better Fix for the Supply Chain Crisis 

Essential West Coast ports will soon be operating around-the-clock and the U.S. government is pledging further efforts to try to alleviate the supply chain backlog. Maryland Smith’s Martin Dresner says federal government involvement can have a bigger and more long-term impact — through infrastructure spending.

The Supply Chain Snafu – Why You Should Buy Holiday Gifts Now

Not to stress you out, but if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, you’re way behind. Thanks to manufacturing holdups, shipping delays and labor shortages throughout the supply chain, it’s going to take longer – and cost more – for retailers and consumers to get the items they want this year. The best way to tackle this year’s Christmas list is to shop as early as possible, and with an open mind and an open wallet, say Maryland Smith experts.

For Aviation, an ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global air industry to virtual standstill in March 2020, delivering a $370-billion “staggering financial loss to the industry,” according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Seating capacity dropped – by half. The total of passengers taking flights fell even further, to 1.8 billion in 2020, from 4.5 billion in 2019.

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

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.

Dresner Delivers Keynote at Air Transport Conference

Martin Dresner, professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, delivered the keynote speech at the Conference on Air Transport, Regional Development and Policy. The conference took place in February 2017 at the University of Bergamo in Italy. Dresner presented “Gains (And Losses) Through Connectivity,” which explored how market entry is affecting the U.S. airline industry.

No-Frills, Not Even a Carry-On: Would You Fly Basic Class?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Standard coach class might soon feel downright luxurious. United Airlines is the latest major U.S.

How New Baggage Rules Will Affect Travelers, Airlines

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Air passengers are poised for improved baggage handling as a result of a broader set of forthcoming rule changes announced by the White House Tuesday night on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Southwest Fights Off Online Travel Agencies

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Southwest Airlines has long swiped left on online travel agencies. But now a trio of matchmakers is pushing the airline into a forced marriage of sorts in the name of consumer protection.

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