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SFC McMaster recognized by the DeGroote School of Business Award for Community-Engaged Scholarship

This story by Izabela Shubair was originally posted by McMaster University DeGroote School of Business, June 22, 2022. Truck safety on roads. Neighbourhood’s healthy living when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Helping to lessen traffic congestion by analysing e-commerce freight flow data. These are some of the positive community contributions in which Elkafi Hassini, professor of …

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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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SFC research recognized by Nestlé Sustainability Award

Nestlé Canada & Nestlé Global Supply Chain Leadership recognized and awarded “Project True North Green: Logistics Sustainability Benchmarking”, as a leading sustainability project in Nestlé’s journey to Net Zero by 2050. Through collaboration with Nestlé Canada, McMaster University, Smart Freight Centre and NSERC, the cross-functional and interdisciplinary team was able to evaluate current sustainability practices, …

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Professor Teodor Gabriel Crainic presents Urban Freight Transportation and Logistics

  Professor Teodor Crainic PhD, FRSC of Université du Québec à Montréal, presented Urban Freight Transportation and Logistics on February 22, 2022 for the Smart Freight Centre Freight Leaders Series. The presentation was followed by Q & A moderated by Smart Freight Centre Chair, Professor Elkafi Hassini. Resources View Teodor Crainic’s presentation slides for “Urban …

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Professor Teodor Gabriel Crainic presents Urban Freight Transportation and Logistics

Professor Teodor Crainic of Université du Québec à Montréal presents Urban Freight Transportation and Logistics on February 22, 2022 for the Smart Freight Centre Freight Leaders Series. Please join us for Q & A following the presentation. All are welcome to attend this free online webinar. If any specific accommodations are needed, please contact smartfreight@utoronto.ca as early …

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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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