Costco, Nordstrom, UPS join researchers to tackle last mile delivery

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Costco, Nordstrom, UPS join researchers to tackle last mile delivery - Retail Dive

    Dive Brief:
    • A new University of Washington research center, the UW Urban Freight Lab, is working with shipper United Parcel Service, retailers Costco and Nordstrom, and the Seattle Department of Transportation to study urban product delivery challenges.

    • The lab (part of the University of Washington’s Supply Chain, Transportation and Logistics department) was founded to analyze last-mile delivery in urban areas, including management of streets and parking for delivery trucks, bicycles, pedestrians and cars, according to the school’s news service.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy

    This sounds like another big waste of taxpayer money to study something that has been already studied to death by UPS and others.