Create the next generation of supply chain management professionals who have a system-wide and global perspective, strong analytical problem solving skills, grasp of latest and emerging technologies, and practical change leadership capabilities. It is designed and operated as a balanced network where each center contributes resources to conduct joint research, administers educational programs, and works with corporate sponsors. They are not meant to be MIT outposts, but instead are structured with 10 - 20 year contracts where local expertise is hired, grown and developed.
The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading research and education centers dedicated to supply chain and logistics excellence through innovation. The Network consists of students, researchers, and faculty at six centers spanning four continents. Most offer a masters degree programs in Supply Chain Management, and one offers a six-week graduate certificate course.