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

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SCTL Executive Forum

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SCTL Executive Forum

SCTL Executive Forum

Join leading researchers and colleagues in focused conversation on
strategies to stay ahead of the game in addressing contemporary 
industry challenges

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Stephan Olsen, Director of Product Planning at Kenworth, presenting on autonomous freight vehicles. Photo by Anna Bovbjerg.
The Goods Blog

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The Goods Blog

The Goods Blog

Want "The Goods" on our urban delivery projects? 
Check out the SCTL Center's blog

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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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Photo by Anna Bovbjerg: SCTL Center Research Asst., student MSc(Eng.), University of Washington
SCTL Master's Degree

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SCTL Master's Degree

SCTL Master's Degree

Working professionals learn from top UW faculty
and industry experts in this highly-interactive
online Master of Supply Chain Transportation
and Logistics program

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SCTL Membership

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SCTL Membership

SCTL Membership

Engage with the SCTL Center in applied research at the forefront of goods delivery systems

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Photo by Anna Bovbjerg: SCTL Center Research Asst., student MSc(Eng.), University of Washington
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The SCTL 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.
New Vehicles Tackle Challenges of Urban E-Commerce
A recent study from the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center (SCTL) at the University of Washington found that challenges for trikes are “smaller cargo capacity, slower speeds, and severe weather conditions,” according to Measuring the Cost Trade-offs Between Electric-Assist Cargo Bikes and Delivery Trucks in Dense Urban Areas.
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Curb Clots: Seattle works to reconcile inherent clash between goods delivery and complete streets
The City of Seattle has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) and several major retailers to launch the Urban Freight Lab, a three-year research effort to better understand the rapidly changing landscape of goods delivery. Until now, cities have not viewed goods delivery as a system that needs to be designed, says Anne Goodchild, a...
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Seattle Truck Flow
TRB Volunteer Profile: Barbara A. Ivanov
Barbara A. Ivanov, director of the Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington and the Chief Operating Officer of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center is a featured volunteer in the TR News .
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Solving the ‘Final 50 Feet’ Delivery Challenge
Researchers are joining major retailers, logistics firms, city transportation offices and others in the freight industry to reconsider last-mile delivery systems, even reviewing the way they get packages the “final 50 feet” in congested urban downtowns. Delivery giant UPS Inc., which ranks No. 1 on Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-...
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