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Project Type
Faculty-Initiated Research
Project Dates
08/01/2016 - 06/30/2018
Project Status

As communications technology innovations continue to rapidly transform retail supply chains, novel solutions are required to reduce transportation network impacts from ubiquitous last-mile shipments. In recent years, direct-to-home deliveries of household and consumer products have grown rapidly, requiring more vehicles carrying smaller shipment sizes to complete increasingly time-constrained movements to disparate destinations. Crowdshipping provides one potential approach to address resulting inefficiencies and redundancies in these local and last-mile deliveries.