January 2023

CTL@50 Presents: 15th Annual MIT Global Supply Chain Excellence Network Student Research Expo

Jan 26, 2023 at 4:00PM - Jan 26, 2023 at 8:00PM

On campus at MIT

Our annual Research Expo previews nearly 100 industry-sponsored research projects conducted by supply chain students at MIT CTL and the international centers in the global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network. The Expo showcases this research-in-progress on a broad range of future-forward topics and provides an exclusive glimpse at what the final findings will reveal in May.

CTL@50 Presents: 50 Years of Delivering Innovation: Fred Smith FedEx Executive Chairman

Jan 26, 2023 at 2:00PM - Jan 26, 2023 at 3:00PM

In Person

Join Professor Yossi Sheffi and FedEx Executive Chairman, Fred Smith, to kick off a year of celebration. In the fireside chat, we'll hear viewpoints on supply chain management from two industry veterans. Learn how the industry has changed over the years and discover where we're headed. This event kicks off MIT CTL's 50 years of supply chain innovation celebration to last throughout 2023 as part of our 50th anniversary.

Executive Education – Supply Chains: Driving Strategic Advantage

Jan 17, 2023 at 8:00AM - Jan 20, 2023 at 4:00PM

MIT Campus

To harness the power of the supply chain as a strategic resource, executive leadership needs to cultivate teams that exhibit a unique combination of both analytical and interpersonal capabilities. Our faculty and instructors include some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders across disciplines. The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Executive Education intensive courses provide the resources you need to stay ahead of the latest developments in SCM. As a leading research and education center at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT CTL is uniquely positioned to deliver the knowledge you need to inform your strategy and practice.

SCE Research Briefing - Jarrod Goentzel

Jan 04, 2023 at 11:00AM - Jan 04, 2023 at 12:30PM


Supply chains were in the spotlight throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but they have always been vital in responding to humanitarian crises. Over the past two decades, focus on supply chain innovation and professionalization has improved humanitarian response. This talk draws on examples of direct action by the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab to illustrate how supply chain innovation improves aid delivery and facilitates market recovery to more effectively meet human needs during crisis.

December 2022

MM 1 Million Enrollments & Completion Celebration Event

Dec 15, 2022 at 10:00AM - Dec 15, 2022 at 10:45AM

The MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management is celebrating the end of this year with some exciting news! Come celebrate the joint celebration for reaching the 1,000,000 enrollments milestone and congratulate the new program credential holders that are a part of the MITx in SCM community.

Our program visionaries will walk you through the program's start and how much it has grown since then.

Please join us at our event to see some familiar faces, and let us express our gratitude to each and every one of you that made this program possible.

Overcoming Financial Barriers to Building Resilient Supply Chains

Dec 07, 2022 at 11:00AM - Dec 07, 2022 at 12:00PM A significant barrier to making supply chains more resilient is making the financial case for investments. That’s because it’s hard to measure resilience, projecting the future cash flows from such investments are plagued by uncertainties, and the challenges in obtaining the data required to estimate the discounted cash flows are immense. This session examines those issues and offers some remedies.

Roundtable: Building Upstream Supply Chain Resilience

Dec 01, 2022 at 8:00AM - Dec 02, 2022 at 2:00PM Widespread shortages experienced around the globe have highlighted the criticality of the supply chain. But these have also illustrated the importance of maintaining supply continuity to keep supply chains operating. MIT CTL will convene a roundtable discussion on “Building Upstream Supply Chain Resilience” at the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ. The conversation will focus on creating resilience upstream in supply chains – with suppliers. Supply chain leaders from the Supply Chain.

November 2022

SCE Monthly Research Briefing - Dr. Chris Caplice- What You Wish Your C-Suite Knew About Truckload Transportation

Nov 02, 2022 at 11:00AM - Nov 02, 2022 at 12:30PM Join MIT CTL's Chris Caplice for What You Wish Your C-Suite Knew About Truckload Transportation. Transportation professionals know that freight transportation is not like other commodities. Therefore, it should not be procured like other commodities. This talk explores the most common misunderstandings that senior (non-transportation) executives have concerning TL transportation and why that matters. Based on research from MIT’s FreightLab and DAT Freight & Analytics with over 150 shippers, this talk will help transportation executives better understand why TL is different and how to explain this to their senior management.

October 2022

MIT Sustainable Supply Chains SCM290x Online - Welcome Webinar

Oct 26, 2022 at 11:00AM - Oct 26, 2022 at 12:00PM

Register to attend the welcome webinar

Transform your organization's climate pledges into actionable strategies through better supply chain management.

Demand for sustainable supply chains is on the rise. Booming growth in e-commerce, fast-shipping consumer expectations, Covid-19, and many other developments have created an ever more competitive business environment for companies from all sectors and industries. Companies face increasing pressure to become more sustainable from all stakeholders, such as policymakers, shareholders, investors, and NGOs. At the same time, consumers demand...

SCALE Webinar: “Technologies shaping the future of mobility”

Oct 19, 2022 at 9:00AM - Oct 19, 2022 at 10:15AM

Environmental awareness, Covid-19, the rise of digitization, the e-commerce boom, and the energy prices rise due to the war in Ukraine are essential drivers boosting innovation in mobility. Digitization evolves with and also fosters four major ongoing techno-economic developments in logistics: automation, connectivity, electrification, and shared ownership. This digital transformation does not only involve hard factors but also requires soft approaches.

This webinar will cover the following emerging trends in mobility:

  1. Data and digitalization
  2. Net-zero technologies
  3. New business models...