MIT CTL announces 2023-24 UPS Fellowship recipients

April 07, 2023 • Press Releases
Two students awarded full tuition and monthly stipend from UPS Foundation

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is pleased to announce that two students have been awarded the UPS Fellowship for the 2023–24 academic year. Made possible by a grant to CTL from the UPS Foundation, the UPS Fellowship is designed to support exceptional students, one incoming MIT Master’s student and one MIT PhD student pursuing scholarship relating to logistics, freight transportation, supply chain management, or a related topic.

Matthias Winkenbach appointed Principal Research Scientist

March 11, 2023 • Press Releases
Matthias Winkenbach

We are delighted to share that Dr.

Sustainable Supply Chain Management online course offers concrete tools, actionable strategies for organizations’ climate pledges

October 26, 2022 • Press Releases
Today, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics announced the launch of its latest online, open-enrollment course, Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SCM.290x). The course, open to all, offers supply chain practitioners tools to transform ambitious corporate climate pledges into actionable strategies while keeping their organizations’ competitive edge in the market. “Demand for sustainable supply chains from stakeholders and consumers alike has been increasing,” said course lead Josué Velázquez Martínez. “If you have a personal interest in mobilizing your company to make a positive impact, this course is for you.”

2022 MIT supply chain management graduates achieve record career outcomes

October 11, 2022 • Press Releases
97% of the MIT Supply Chain Management Master's Program’s residential class seeking a job received a job offer by graduation.

Fully Automated, Self-Driving Vehicles: Is Auto Industry Getting Ahead of Itself?

October 04, 2022 • Press Releases

Mobility Confidence Index Study in Collaboration with PAVE and MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) Consortium  

TROY, Mich.: 4 Oct. 2022 — As the automotive industry methodically advances toward greater vehicle automation, consumer readiness for higher levels of automation remains low—even declining slightly from 2021—making it challenging to bring vehicle buyers into the modern mobility movement. According to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S.

QS Ranks MIT SCM #1 Supply Chain Management Master’s Program in the World for 2023

September 29, 2022 • Press Releases
The 10-month program is ranked #1 globally overall for the third year in a row and on Value for Money, Employability, Alumni Outcomes, and Thought Leadership indicators. MIT's Supply Chain Management master's program has been ranked the #1 SCM master's in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the third consecutive year. For its 2023 rankings, QS evaluated SCM master’s programs in 11 countries and ranked MIT SCM #1 based on indicators including alumni outcomes, employability, thought leadership, and value for money, as well as reputation among industry professionals and academics.

Report finds supply chain sustainability focus areas continue to shift, evolve

July 28, 2022 • Press Releases
Findings from the State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2022 show that, while focus areas have shifted in the past year, overall attention to supply chain sustainability efforts continues to rise. The report is founded on a large-scale international survey of supply chain professionals with over 3,300 respondents conducted in late 2021. Survey results are combined with 15 executive interviews and supported by news and social media content analysis from the same year. Geographically, the report found notable differences between firms headquartered in the Global North and those in the Global South in terms of which dimensions of SCS they prioritize, which has critical implications for supply chain managers doing business internationally.

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and SKEMA to train future supply chain leaders

July 07, 2022 • Press Releases
MIT CTL teams up with the School of Knowledge Economy and Management (SKEMA) in France to deliver unique hybrid online and in-person supply chain management education opportunities to learners from around the world. "Supply chains have faced unprecedented challenges and disruptions in recent years, thus the demand for trained supply chain professionals is on the rise." According to Dr. Eva Ponce the executive director of MIT CTL's MITx MicroMasters Program in SCM.

New Study on Fully Automated, Self-Driving Vehicles in Canada: There’s a Problematic Knowledge Gap about Automated Vehicles

June 15, 2022 • Press Releases
Mobility Confidence Index Study in Collaboration with PAVE Canada and MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) Consortium.

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MIT CTL and C.H. Robinson Launch Unique Supply Chain Program

February 23, 2022 • Press Releases

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 23, 2022 – The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) in collaboration with global logistics company C.H. Robinson has created a custom, advanced certificate program in supply chain management for the company’s employees.

El nuevo libro de Sheffi del MIT relata la épica misión llevada a cabo para entregar vacunas contra el COVID-19

January 25, 2022 • Press Releases
“Una carrera contra el tiempo” presenta lecciones sobre cómo superar amenazas globales. La carrera para entregar una vacuna contra el COVID-19 se ha comparado con un viaje a la luna, pero en varios sentidos fue más fácil llevar al hombre a la luna. En el nuevo libro “Una carrera contra el tiempo: Cómo colaboraron la ciencia, la ingeniería y las cadenas de abastecimiento para vacunar al mundo” (MIT CTL Media, 2021) recientemente publicado por el profesor Yossi Sheffi, del MIT, se relata el extraordinario viaje de la vacuna, pasando por los avances científicos, el desarrollo del antídoto contra el coronavirus, y finalmente llegando a la vacunación masiva. Además, explora cómo la misión podría transformar la lucha contra las enfermedades mortales y otros desafíos a escala global.

J.D. Power and MIT AVT Study on Fully Automated Self-Driving Vehicles: Consumers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

November 30, 2021 • Press Releases

Mobility Confidence Index Study in collaboration with MIT Advanced Vehicle Technology Consortium and Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)

New Book from Yossi Sheffi Chronicles the Epic Mission to Deliver Covid Vaccines

October 19, 2021 • Press Releases

The race to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine has been likened to a moonshot, but in several ways landing a man on the moon was easier. In his new book, A Shot in the Arm: How Science, Engineering, and Supply Chains Converged to Vaccinate the World, published today by MIT CTL Media, MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi recounts the vaccine’s extraordinary journey from scientific breakthroughs to coronavirus antidote and mass vaccination.

Decarbonizing the Air Transportation Sector: New Guidelines for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting and Insetting Launched Today

July 20, 2021 • Press Releases

The air transportation industry is responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year. Immediately before the COVID-19 crisis, the industry emitted approximately 3% of annual global GHG emissions—with that footprint projected to grow. It is therefore critical to reduce aviation GHG emissions as a part of efforts to meet global climate goals

Sustainability as a business imperative in supply chain management increases, according to new report

July 14, 2021 • Press Releases
The 2021 State of Supply Chain Sustainability report, published today, explores how supply chain sustainability (SCS) practices are being implemented globally and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries, and the planet. This year’s report indicates that pressure to support SCS came from multiple sources, both internal and external to companies, but increased the most among investors and industry associations. Internally, company executives were standout champions of SCS, indicating that the growth in SCS is a business trend and not a fad.

Profesor del MIT ayuda a las empresas a reestructurar su estrategia de suministro después del COVID-19

May 18, 2021 • Press Releases
En su nuevo libro La nueva (a)normalidad - Reestructurando la estrategia de negocios y de la cadena de abastecimiento más allá del Cocvid-19, publicado hoy, el profesor del MIT, Yossi Sheffi mapea cómo las empresas lidiaron con el caos de la pandemia por Covid-19 y cómo han podido sobrevivir y prosperar a medida que cede la crisis. Sheffi presta especial atención al papel de la cadena de suministro para ayudar a las empresas a gestionar estos retos y a recuperarse de la pandemia. Las cadenas de suministro de todo el mundo desempeñan un papel crucial en el abastecimiento, la fabricación y la entrega de productos esenciales a los 7,800 millones de personas del mundo a un precio que pueden pagar.

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and Smart Freight Centre Announce New Accounting Guidelines for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

May 17, 2021 • Press Releases
New Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) greenhouse gas (GHG) emission accounting and insetting guidelines developed through a collaboration between MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and Smart Freight Centre (SFC), set clear guidelines to facilitate GHG insetting and drive investments in production that will help decarbonize aviation.

Annual State of Supply Chain Sustainability Report Secures Corporate Sponsorship

May 03, 2021 • Press Releases
Three companies step up to sponsor the 2021 report The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is delighted to confirm that three leading companies are sponsoring the 2021 MIT State of Supply Chain Sustainability report: transportation and third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson, technology company Intel, and retailer Sam’s Club. Now in its second year, MIT CTL produces the ground-breaking report in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. The report explores how sustainability practices are being implemented in global supply chains and what that means for professionals, enterprises, industries, and the planet. This year’s report is due to be published on July 14.

UPS Fellowships maintain a tradition of graduate student support

April 14, 2021 • Press Releases

MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) awards full-tuition UPS Fellowships for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years to four students across the institute.

Professor Sheffi’s book “Balancing Green” named a training resource for China’s Central Bank

March 26, 2021 • Press Releases
The People Bank of China (PBoC) has selected the book Balancing Green - When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To) (MIT Press, 2018), by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi, to be part of its training curriculum for staff and member banks. The prestigious selection reflects the book’s balanced approach to environmental sustainability. The newly-translated Mandarin edition will be part of the highly-selective reference materials used in the training library at the organization.

Walmart Integrates MIT CTL MicroMasters® Custom Course Into Its Supply Chain Leader Development Program

February 04, 2021 • Press Releases

CAMBRIDGE, MASS, February 4, 2021 – The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) and Walmart have teamed up to create a new custom course in supply chain management for Walmart supply chain associates from underrepresented communities who are on a leadership track. 

We welcome nearly 400 new credential earners to the MicroMasters family

November 06, 2020 • Press Releases

A group of 400 dedicated online learners concluded nine to 24 months of learning to pass their comprehensive final exams, earning their MITx MicroMasters® Program Credentials in Supply Chain Management. These new credential-holders bring the total number of holders to 2,640 from 115 countries. The majority of credential-holders hail from the United States, India, Brazil, Australia, China, Egypt, Canada, Canada and Mexico.

The New (Ab)Normal: Prof. Sheffi's Book Helps Companies Navigate Covid-19

October 01, 2020 • Press Releases

In his new book The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19, published today, MIT CTL Director Prof. Yossi Sheffi maps how companies grappled with the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic and how they can survive and thrive as the crisis subsides. Sheffi pays particular attention to supply chain's role in helping companies manage and recover from the pandemic.

Drs. Alexis Bateman and Eva Ponce honored named among 100 most influential women in supply chain

September 01, 2020 • Press Releases

Engineering and Supply Chain Management have traditionally been male-dominated fields. This is slowly changing. According to the “2018 Women in Supply Chain Survey” by Gartner, the average percentage of women in Supply Chain roles has increased from 35% to 37% over a three-year period from 2016-2018. During this same time period as well as before and after, the contribution of women at MIT CTL has grown considerably.

Dr. Maria Jesus Saenz Receives IEOM Distinguished Educator Award

August 15, 2020 • Press Releases

The award recognizes Saenz’s lifetime contribution to education in the industrial engineering and operations management professions.

Maria Jesus Saenz serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Blended Masters Program. Growing through her leadership, this pioneering program allows learners to combine the online MITx MicroMasters program credential with one semester at MIT to earn a Master’s in engineering in SCM. Dr.