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Logistics 2.0 Carbon Neutral Last-Mile Delivery

As technology, customer expectation, and the university evolve, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) Logistics is taking steps to adapt to the changing environment and align with the long-range strategic plans of campus and health systems. Our goal is to integrate processes and technologies to provide a robust and sustainable same-day model that will meet or exceed the expected service level of campus clients.

Last Mile Delivery

To support the university’s long-range development plan the Logistics 2.0 initiative will focus on the evolution of our ‘last mile’ delivery infrastructure
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Objectives & Expected Outcomes

Align with Carbon Neutral Initiative Unification Self-Supporting  People Focus Partnerships
100% Carbon Neutral Fleet Unified Technology Generate $500K   Talent Management Strategy Top 20 Suppliers
Use Sustainable, Renewable Energy Integration of Process Resources Staff Readiness
Lower the Cost of Ownership Same Day Delivery


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Unified Technology

In partnership with the IPPS Technology Team, UC San Diego Logistics has launched new package tracking software and developed a one-stop-shop Logistics Portal (SSO login) with enhanced tools that will provide a better experience for campus clients.


  • Increased package visibility
  • Enhanced package tracking
  • Digitized pickup requests via handhelds
  • Ability to email images of delivered items
  • Increase annual cost savings by $16,250
  • Access to all Logistics services in one place

Align with Carbon Neutral Initiative

To meet the UC 2025 Carbon Neutrality Initiative, Logistics is transforming the distribution fleet to be 100% electric.

In 2019 Logistics worked with several vendors, tested various electric vehicles, and implemented a 16-foot electric Mitsubishi Fuso box truck and are in negotiations on leasing a Chanje electric van. From 2020 to 2023 Logistics will be replacing two carbon-emitting vehicles with electric distribution vehicles per year. When complete, Logistics will have eliminated 60 tons of carbon output per year and have the first 100% carbon neutral last-mile delivery in higher education. Additionally, Logistics is working with UC San Diego Transportation on Micro mobility distribution options and will be implementing electric bicycle delivery by May 2020.

Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.