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Seminars : (SRFreight)Talking Freight: Freight Deliveries and the Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain

Seminar Details
Seminar Host:

No presence informationSymoun, Jennifer CTR (FHWA)

Title:

(SRFreight)Talking Freight: Freight Deliveries and the Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain

Seminar Start Date:


1/17/2018 1:00 PM

Seminar End Time:


1/17/2018 2:30 PM

Location:


Description:

In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of focus on the freight transportation aspects of supply chain operations by public sector transportation professionals. Much of this research has examined freight movements in urban areas, with freight deliveries being a particular focus area. Freight deliveries, particularly in urban areas, can create challenges both for freight carriers, who need a place to park their vehicles in locations that often lack adequate or appropriate truck parking, and for other transportation system users (car drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and other freight carriers), who in some cases are negatively impeded by the freight delivery activities. Additionally, the growth of e-commerce has dramatically increased the volume of commercial retail deliveries to non-commercial retail locations, and in some cases the lack of storage areas at these delivery locations create their own set of challenges. This final portion of the freight transportation supply chain, sometimes called the last 50 feet of the supply chain, is short in length but critical in impact for freight deliveries; inefficient freight deliveries can create dramatic, adverse impacts for freight carriers that need to make multiple freight deliveries every day. Many researchers, including those at the Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington, are studying freight delivery issues in an effort to understand how those deliveries can be improved and made more efficient while not negatively impacting other transportation system users. This webinar will discuss some the research conducted by the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab and their coordination efforts with the City of Seattle and the U.S. Postal Service to improve the efficiency of freight deliveries, especially in higher congestion urban locations. Overview of Reasons for Studying the Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain This presentation will examine the motivations for studying the last 50 feet of the supply chain, and the role of infrastructure in delivery operations. SPEAKER: • Anne Goodchild, University of Washington, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, Urban Freight Lab Examination of Research Done by the Urban Freight Lab on the Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain This presentation will discuss how research about the last 50 feet of the supply chain prioritized measurable goals, examined systems analytics, and pilot tested promising strategies to provide greater understanding about the topic issues. SPEAKER: • Barb Ivanov, University of Washington, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, Urban Freight Lab City Perspective on the Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain This presentation will talk about the City of Seattle’s perspectives on the impacts the last 50 feet of the supply chain can have on urban transportation, including both freight and passenger transportation movements. SPEAKER: • Chris Eaves, Seattle Department of Transportation Freight Carrier Perspective on the Last 50 Feet of the Supply Chain This presentation will review freight carrier perspectives regarding the last 50 feet of the supply chain, including challenges with delivery vehicle parking and transporting goods from the vehicle to the delivery location. SPEAKER: • Mike Mirides, United States Postal Service

Target Audience & Presenters:

State DOT,Field Office,HQ,MPOs, private sector

Format:


Web Conference only

Seats:


500