Johanna Amaya-Leal, assistant professor in the Supply Chain Management Department in the Ivy College of business was interviewed in an article in Freighwaves.
Anyone involved in the supply chain knows that e-commerce has had a major impact on the industry. While much of the impact has been positive, e-commerce is also causing badly clogged roads and streets during peak hours.
Think tanks and urban planners have been hard at work, zeroing in on possible ways to reduce the steady stream of last-mile delivery vehicles within city limits, but hitting upon a comprehensive solution has proven elusive.
FreightWaves spoke with Johanna Amaya-Leal, a professor in the Supply Chain Management Department at Iowa State University, on the impact ecommerce and its associated last-mile deliveries have on the urban environment. Amaya-Leal and her team of researchers recently published a two-part study that reviews transportation initiatives undertaken across 32 countries and 56 cities and ranks them in order of effectiveness.