Northwestern University


NUTC Executive Education: "Accelerating First to Last Mile"

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When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
All day  

Where: Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Public

Cost: Registration Required / click link provided for more info

Contact: Joan Pinnell   847.491.7287

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic

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Northwestern University Transportation Center presents:


Accelerating First to Last Mile

MAY 20 - 22, 2019


The global transportation and logistics market is changing before our eyes. Many challenges are upon us—shifting trade environments, rising fuel costs, growing impacts of e-commerce, capacity constraints, looming talent shortages, aging infrastructure, and more. At the same time, there have never been more opportunities—more efficient vehicles, improved information management systems, increased use of mobile technology, nimble agile business models, new capital pouring into the space-sector, greater analytics and tools to name a few. Rapid expansion since the advent of e-fulfillment has been a constant stress on the industry. From the first mile to the last in transportation, carriers, customers, investors, and their network, service levels, and economics are being tested. The transportation playbooks of the past, promising higher productivity, lower costs and cheaper shipping, no longer apply—leaving no better time to change our thinking and approach.

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