Our Vision

World leadership in research and education to serve the powerful nexus of industry, transportation infrastructure, and policy makers.

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RESEARCH ACROSS BOUNDARIES

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RESEARCH ACROSS BOUNDARIES

RESEARCH ACROSS BOUNDARIES

Transformative research in urban goods delivery, sustainability, logistic hubs and ports, and freight systems management.

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Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Degree

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Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Degree

Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Degree

Designed for working professionals, this hybrid online program blends engineering and business concepts so students graduate ready to lead in end-to-end management of global supply chains. 

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Urban Freight Lab: A Strategic Research Partnership

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Urban Freight Lab: A Strategic Research Partnership

Urban Freight Lab: A Strategic Research Partnership

An innovative public-private partnership bringing together industry, academic researchers, and city transportation agencies to design and test solutions around urban freight management.

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Delivering Results

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Delivering Results

Delivering Results

Getting packages in the hands of recipients while alleviating traffic congestion is the goal of a team of Urban Freight Lab researchers. Check out how they are making this a reality. 

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SCTL Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

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SCTL Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

SCTL Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Energy

Researchers will develop technology to inform freight carriers about parking availability—increasing curb productivity and reducing parking-seeking, congestion, and energy consumption.

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Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

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Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

Driving Results: From the Classroom to the Bottomline

“It is amazing — the one-to-one correlation between the courses in the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s degree program and what I’ve been able to achieve in my work."

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New Research: Curbing Conflicts

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New Research: Curbing Conflicts

New Research: Curbing Conflicts

New Urban Freight Lab study shows promise for curbing ride-hail traffic.

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The Final 50 Feet Research Program

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The Final 50 Feet Research Program

The Final 50 Feet Research Program

In a product's shipping journey, the final 50 feet is the last leg—the most expensive, time-consuming part of the process and key to customer satisfaction. We're designing and testing improvements.

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Our Impact: Research Outcomes

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Our Impact: Research Outcomes

Our Impact: Research Outcomes

Solving problems at the powerful nexus of private sector operations and public transportation infrastructure.

 

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Welcome

The Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center is a world leader in supply chain, transportation, and logistics research and education serving the powerful nexus of industry, transportation infrastructure agencies, and policy makers. The Center integrates in-depth consultation with industry and the public sector, transformative research, and executive education.
80% of Goods Start or End in Cities. It’s Time We Start Taking Urban Freight Seriously.80% of Goods Start or End in Cities. It’s Time We Start Taking Urban Freight Seriously.
At Seattle’s Municipal Tower, which houses more than 5,000 tenants, Anne Goodchild’s team installed a parcel locker on the first floor. Carriers stored packages in a reserved locker space instead of scouring the building for the right doorstep. The locker reduced delivery dwell times, which originally averaged 30 minutes, by nearly 80%.
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Microhubs definedMicrohubs defined
Research by Urban Freight Lab of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center (University of Washington) revealed a lack of an established and widely accepted definition for the concept of consolidation centers or microhubs.
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Delivery vehicles waste a lot of time searching for parking. Cities can fix thatDelivery vehicles waste a lot of time searching for parking. Cities can fix that
New research from Anne Goodchild and Giacomo Dalla Chiara found that cruising for parking accounted for a whopping 28% of total delivery vehicle trip time. For the typical driver making 30 trips per tour, that's 1 hour and 10 minutes of wasted time.
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Cargo cycle schemes can 'offer considerable benefits', says new researchCargo cycle schemes can 'offer considerable benefits', says new research
A research team led by Giacomo Dalla Chiara from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, has published the results of a study simulating the performance of different operational scenarios for cargo delivery — a truck-only scenario and a cargo-cycle with mobile hubs scenario— under different delivery demand and parking conditions.
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Urban Freight Lab Opens Package Pick-Up Solution in Seattle's BelltownUrban Freight Lab Opens Package Pick-Up Solution in Seattle's Belltown
August 20, 2020 — The Urban Freight Lab's U.S. Department of Energy-funded, three-year study will examine impacts of open network lockers on last mile delivery efficiency and environment. To learn more about the project and sign up for the locker pilot, visit www.BelltownLockers.com .
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Traffic ControlTraffic Control
The challenges inherent in urban logistics aren't new. "But they've been exacerbated by current trends," says Anne Goodchild, professor and founding director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington.
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