SCTL Past Events

Below are selected public events from our Trumba calendar feed. To view all of our events, please see our full Trumba events page or click on the calendar at right.

State of Logistics Presentation (CSCMP)

Puget Sound Roundtable of CSCMP will be hosting our annual State of Logistics presentation: Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the SeaTac Conference Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Steep Grade Ahead” reflecting the challenges we have seen and will likely see in 2019 for logistics. 

Michael Zimmerman, lead author of this highly-regarded report, will be our keynote speaker. Michael will be followed by presentations from Barbara Ivanov, Director of the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab and Loren VandenBerghe, Director of Transportation for Nordstrom. Barbara will discuss “The Growth of E-commerce: Innovative Goods Delivery solutions for Cities of the Future.” Loren will discuss how Nordstrom is “Integrating Digital and Physical Assets.”

Seattle Supply Chain Social Meetup

This month's meetup of the Supply Chain Social feature a panel discussion on supply chain technology with speakers from UW Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics, Convoy, Oracle, Tableau Software, and Chainalytics.

The Supply Chain Social is a Seattle-based gathering created to provide an informal setting for networking and information sharing between existing or aspiring supply chain professionals, whether your passion is demand planning or reverse logistics, healthcare or high tech.

More info or to RSVP:

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

Info Session for Prospective Students


Interested in learning more about how getting a Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics degree from the University of Washington can give you a competitive edge in your supply chain career? Join us for a Facebook Live info session. Managing director and faculty member Bill Keough and Boeing Supply Chain Manager Jason Jarisch (MSCTL '19) will present an overview of the program and its unique online learning environment and answer your questions.

Submit your questions here and we'll answer them during the info session: 

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.