SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS RESEARCH

The Center for Transportation & Logistics has over 10 years experience creating dynamic and practical sustainability solutions for the logistics sector. The Sustainable Logistics Initiative (SLI) engages in research with industry that aligns with the logistics sector’s sustainability goals, CTL’s core expertise and MIT's mission to train tomorrow's supply chain leaders.  SLI collaborates with both shippers, logistics service providers and carriers, as demonstrated below.

 

Read more about our research and outcomes on our publications page.

LOGISTICS SECTOR SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

Carbon emissions as a metric for sustainable decision making

Science-based climate targets for freight transport

Fuel efficiency

Collaboration between transport buyers and suppliers

RESEARCH FOR SHIPPERS

  • Increasing the accuracy of scope 3 / value chain carbon emissions accounting
  • Developing strategies for tracking and reducing greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions from transport suppliers
  • Adopting purchasing practices to maximize freight efficiency

RESEARCH FOR LSPs & CARRIERS

  • Designing sustainable logistics networks
  • Optimizing routing and vehicle assignment based on local conditions
  • Decreasing empty running
  • Calculating greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions
  • Streamlining the allocation and reporting of carbon emissions to transport buyers

Interested in collaborating with SLI? Do you have a research idea?

Contact us to set up a time to discuss your ideas, questions and sustainability goals.

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