Researchers tackle the ‘final 50 feet’ of delivery challenge as online shopping spikes

GeekWire | Jan 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  • For years there’s been talk about solving the “last mile” challenges of getting goods and people to their destinations.
  • A report from the group, which is part of the UW’s Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, estimates that 25-to-50 percent of the transportation supply chain costs are driven by that last phase of the delivery.
  • The researchers are collecting on-the-ground observations, GPS data, and information gathered from sensors that will be placed in commercial vehicle loading zones to better understand the situation.