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Creating inclusive environments: dynamic discussion delves into EDI initiatives, outcomes, and the need for data

“Equity, diversity and inclusion in freight transportation: a panel discussion” was presented virtually March 1, 2022, by the Smart Freight Centre Freight Leaders Series, co-sponsored by Mobility Network and UT-ITE. Inspired by the desire to create an equal and inclusive work environment where individual differences are valued, many government and private sector organizations have initiated …

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Using Robotics To Improve Warehouse Efficiency And Speed Up Deliveries

This story by Izabela Shubair was originally posted by McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, March 10, 2022. At first, the circular robots appear to be doing a strange, synchronized dance. They spin, move forward, change directions. Eventually, each robot picks up a large product rack, which rests on top of it, before zooming across …

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Finding Sustainable Solutions To Minimize The Impact Of Local Deliveries In Communities

This story by Izabela Shubair was originally posted by McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, March 3, 2022. After patiently waiting at the bus stop, you board the city bus. But rather than finding a seat, you punch in a combination that opens a locker. It contains one of your online orders. Mobile package lockers …

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How improving EDI policies can address the labour shortages in trucking/transportation

This story by Izabela Shubair was originally posted by McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, February 24, 2022. In his role as professor of Operations Management at DeGroote, Elkafi Hassini had students in his classes tell him their parents worked in transportation and warned them to stay away from the industry. During conversations with various …

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CHET selected as training partner for City Logistics for the Urban Economy research project

Ontario-based truck driving school, Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Ltd. (CHET), has been selected as a training partner for the government funded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) research project on City Logistics for the Urban Economy (CLUE). The purpose of CLUE is to fill gaps in the Canadian urban freight system—a system …

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SFC U of T researchers win TRB Urban Freight Transportation Paper Award

Congratulations to University of Toronto authors Tufayel Chowdhury, James Vaughan, Marc Saleh, Kianoush Mousavi, Marianne Hatzopoulou, PhD, and Matthew J. Roorda, PhD, who received the Best Applied Research Paper Award for their paper “Modeling Impacts of Off-peak Delivery in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area” from the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Urban Freight Transportation …

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Third annual Smart Freight Symposium showcasing the state of art research and Best Student Presentation

The 3rd annual Smart Freight Symposium presented by the Smart Freight Centre was hosted by the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University on November 19 and 26, 2021. The Symposium was once again held remotely on Zoom. It was attended by more than 150 guests from government, NGOs, universities, industry and non-profits, and featured …

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Jing Li and Sara Wagner win 2021 WTS Toronto Area Chapter Scholarships

Congratulations to PhD students Jing Li of McMaster University and Sara Wagner of the University of Toronto, who were awarded scholarships by the WTS Toronto Area Chapter. Li and Wagner are each supervised by a faculty affiliate of the Smart Freight Centre. Jing Li is a PhD student at McMaster University’s Department of Civil Engineering …

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Lynette Cheah: Carbon footprint assessment of cross-border e-commerce shipping options

Dr. Lynette Cheah, an associate professor of engineering systems at the Singapore University of Technology and Design presented, “Carbon footprint assessment of cross-border e-commerce shipping options” on October 15, 2021 for the Smart Freight Centre Leadership Seminar Series. The study she presented was a collaborative research effort with her master’s student, Qiuhong Huang. Cheah opened …

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