Building Resilience to Supply Chain Risk & Disruption

February 8, 2017, 7-9 a.m.
Foster Pepper PLLC, 1111 Third Ave., Ste. 3000, Seattle, WA 98101
Cost: Free; RSVP requested

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Learn actionable strategies and tactics for building resilience into your supply chain. Our distinguished panel of speakers have a great depth and breadth of experience in the transportation industry and will explore real world solutions applied to a global company with a complex multi-tiered supply chain facing multiple threats of disruption. Attendees will walk away with specific ideas for continuously identifying, managing and mitigating those threats, thereby increasing resilience into their own supply chains. These are important issues facing companies across the globe, especially in the heavily trade-dependent Pacific Northwest.

Featured panelists:

  • Steven W. Block, Transportation & Logistics Attorney, Foster Pepper, PLLC
  • Tod Anderson, Director, Global Service Provider Management, Expeditors
  • Anne Goodchild, Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center

Sponsored by: Foster Pepper, Expeditors, and the University of Washington’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics (SCTL) Center.

Interested in Getting Involved?

If you are a UW student interested in getting involved with the Center's research, please join us for our Goods Movement Collective (GMC) meetings, held every Friday during the academic quarter, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Wilcox 264.

Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC)'s 45th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

BUSINESS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES - A regional look at cutting-edge business trends, our uniquely diverse industries and the Seattle region’s emergence as a global center

January 12, 2017, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
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SCTL Center COO Barbara Ivanov will be a speaker for the Revolutionizing Transportation panel at this year's conference. Panelists for this session will discuss current efforts and future advances on the horizon to address the negative impacts of traffic congestion, gridlock, and inefficient public transportation on economic climate and growth. How do we effectively move people and freight? How will improvements to transportation benefit the region and job creation? Barbara Ivanov will talk about the Urban Freight Lab's work to help solve these complex problems.  

Moderator: Essex Porter, News Reporter, KIRO7
Panelists: Steve Banfield, CEO, ReachNow; Barbara Ivanov, COO, Supply Chain, Transportation, and Logistics Center, University of Washington; Stephan Olsen, Director of Product Planning, Kenworth – PACCAR, and Peter Rogoff, CEO, Sound Transit

Beyond the Waterfront - Reducing Pollution in U.S. and China Ports to Protect Communities

Presented by the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum
Tuesday, December 8, 2:15-4 p.m.
HUB 238, UW campus

At this roundtable, the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum brought together a group of Chinese and U.S. port experts to discuss the policies and partnerships ports can build with communities and businesses to reduce pollution and protect the health of local communities.


  • Anne Goodchild, Director, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center
  • Simon Ng, Independent Consultant and Former Chief Research Officer of Civic Exchange (Hong Kong)
  • Sally del Fierro, Director for Community Engagement, Port of Seattle
  • James Rasmussen, Director, Duwamish River Clean Up Coalition

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PNWER's Annual Economic Leadership Forum

November 17, 2016
Boise, Idaho

SCTL Center COO Barb Ivanov spoke on the Urban Freight Lab at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Economic Leadership Forum on November 17  in Boise, Idaho. More than 125 state and provincial political and business leaders from the Northwestern states and Canadian provinces and territories gathered to discuss regional economic development.

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Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces

UW College of Engineering’s fall lecture series

Anne Goodchild 
Allan & Inger Osberg Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
November 2, 2016

With greenhouse gas emissions threatening the health of the planet at an alarming rate, actions both big and small play an important role in addressing climate change. As the popularity of online shopping and grocery delivery rises, consumers have an opportunity to make more sustainable choices when it comes to transporting goods in urban spaces. Based on new transportation research, what you’ll learn might surprise you. From drones to delivery vans, find out which transportation methods are the most sustainable today and in the future.

Anne Goodchild is an internationally recognized freight and logistics expert and serves as chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Freight Group. Her recent research projects have examined the impact and sustainability of shopping and delivery patterns, logistics sprawl, and the relationship between freight activity and the economy. Anne is the director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center.

Grand Opening of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
HUB 145, UW Campus


  • Welcome Remarks by Congressman Dave Reichert, UW College of Engineering Dean Michael Bragg, and UW Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Chair Greg Miller
  • Seattle Department of Transportation Scott Kubly: "Smart Growth in Seattle Gets Goods into the Neighborhoods" 
  • SCTL Director Anne Goodchild: "The Urban Goods System Makes it or Breaks it in the Final Fifty Feet"
  • Lorin Seeks (MSCTL '16): "Transforming Professional Education: SCTL Interactive Online Master's Program"
  • SCTL COO Barb Ivanov: "The SCTL Urban Freight Lab" 
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., Regional Manager of Network Solutions Rob Dinwoodie: "Challenges Ahead in Global Trade: The New Norm"
  • Costco Senior Vice President of Depot Operations and Traffic John Thelan" "Emerging Issues in the Retail and Transportation Sectors and Partnership with the SCTL Urban Freight Lab"