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Trade Talks - Freight Logistics

Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for Trade and Transportation at California State University Long Beach, talks Freight Logistics with Michael Browne, Professor of Logistics and Urban Freight Transport at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

This interview between Dr. Thomas O'Brien and Professor Michael Browne about Freight Logistics. is a part of a quarterly show done for the California State University (CSU) media and web network called Trade Talks.

Michael Browne have been a full-time professor at the University of Gothenburg since 2015 having been part of the Visiting Professor Program for the previous three years. His main research focus is on urban goods transport and he provides academic leadership for the Urban Freight Platform a joint University of Gothenburg and Chalmers initiative supported by the VREF. He committed to engaging practitioners and policy-makers with the research community to focus on all aspects of logistics that impact on future patterns of urban goods transport and logistics. 

He also works on broader research topics research concerned with many issues in sustainable logistics including: e-commerce and home delivery, energy use in the supply chain and the interaction of policy and business decisions. the importance of working with stakeholders in in the cities. Prior to moving to Gothenburg in 2015 Professor Michael Browne worked for over 20 years at the University of Westminster in London and he continues to chair the Central London Freight Quality Partnership bringing together London boroughs, Transport for London and a range of businesses and their representative associations. He teaches on courses in logistics and sustainability and also retail logistics.

Dr.Thomas O'Brien is the Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Associate Director of Long Beach Programs for the METRANS Transportation Center, a partnership between CSULB and the University of Southern California.

He also serves as the director of the FHWA Southwest Transportation Workforce Center. His teaching and research focus on logistics, supply chain management, and good s movement policy. Dr. O’Brien has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Development and a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California. He is both an Eno and Eisenhower Transportation Fellow and a member of the Transportation Research Board's Intermodal Freight Transport Committee.

 

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Event: Trade Talks - Freight Logistics

Released on YouTube: October 25, 2017

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