SCTL Upcoming Events

Below are upcoming SCTL public events. To view our full event listing, please see our Trumba page or click on the calendar at right. If you're looking for a past event, check out our events archive.

Tech Day Challenge 2018 :: Technological Disruption and Innovation in Last-Mile Delivery

When: 1-4:30 pm. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Where: University of Washington Seattle campus

Tech Day
The Urban Freight Lab is launching our second Tech Day, a pitch competition for innovators improving the final leg of urban delivery—the last mile or the Final 50 Feet.

Four finalists will be selected to present their solutions to our Urban Freight Lab members (retailers, freight carriers, University of Washington researchers, and the City of Seattle Department of Transportation), and a panel of venture capitalists and angel investors. One solution may be chosen for a pilot project.

The Final 50 Feet Problem
Global logistics spending is expected to reach $10.6 trillion in 2020, with transportation accounting for the majority (70%), according to “Urban Logistics Opportunities—Last-Mile Innovation” by Frost & Sullivan." About 40% of the overall logistics costs are associated with the last mile, forcing providers to come up with newer innovative solutions to deliver packages within cities.

Our suite of Final 50 Feet of research projects looks at methods to improve delivery at the end of the supply chain—beginning at the city-owned curb, commercial vehicle load zone, or sidewalk; extending through privately-owned building freight bays; and ending in  the common areas within a building such as the lobby.

We are looking for new technologies that will
- reduce parking seeking behavior
- improve truck parking space productivity in the city’s commercial load zones,
- reduce failed first deliveries, and
- reduce dwell time for delivery vehicles.

Call for proposals is now open! Apply for Tech Day.

Special Reception for Prospective Students

When: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019
Where: UW Club, University of Washington Seattle Campus

Interested in applying to the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master's degree program at the University of Washington? We cordially invite you to join us for a reception.

You'll meet faculty, students, alumni, and members of our Advisory Board and learn how you can shift your supply chain career into high gear. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Learn more:
About our Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program
About our faculty
About our courses and curriculum
How to apply

Priority Application Deadline

SCTL Master's Program Final Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline: Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics
Friday, March 1, 2019

Prepare to become a leader in the dynamic, rapidly changing sector of transportation and logistics within the supply chain management field. The University of Washington online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree boosts your knowledge and skills and helps you forge connections to accelerate your career.

​Visit the admissions page for program information and details on how to apply. 

The final application deadline for the SCTL Master's Program is May 1. 


Learn more:
About our Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program
About our faculty
About our courses and curriculum
How to apply

Final Application Deadline

SCTL Master's Program Final Application Deadline

Final Application Deadline: Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Prepare to become a leader in the dynamic, rapidly changing sector of transportation and logistics within the supply chain management field. The University of Washington online Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree boosts your knowledge and skills and helps you forge connections to accelerate your career.

​Visit the admissions page for program information and details on how to apply. 


Learn more:
About our Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree program
About our faculty
About our courses and curriculum
How to apply

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