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.
- Focused Work – 10-month, on-campus program (6 weeks for GCLOG certificate)
- Small Cohort – 30-35 people per program class
- Young Professional – 3-8 years of work experience
- Industry Involvement – in coursework, master’s thesis, etc.
- Global View – Students, sponsors, and study
- Focus on Real Problem Solving – combine theory & practice
- Leadership Skills – negotiate, persuade, communicate
The Global SCALE Network allows faculty, researchers, students, and affiliated companies from all six centers to pool their expertise and collaborate on projects that will create supply chain and logistics innovations with global applications, and help companies to compete in an increasingly complex business environment.
MIT Global SCALE Network Centers
Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation: In 2008, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and the logistics education and GS1 firm LOGyCA, signed a multi-year agreement to create the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) as part of the MIT Global SCALE Network of supply chain research centers. Through this partnership, the MIT Global SCALE Network has developed a vibrant academic and research network throughout Latin America.
Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Managment: The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the University of Luxembourg, through a long-term partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), at the end of 2015 founded the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics (LCL). The LCL is establishing Luxembourg as the European standard for training, research and innovation in the logistics sector.
Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation: Located in Shah Alam, Malaysia near Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) is the fourth center in the MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network. The institute was launched as a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the government of Malaysia on March 22, 2011.
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics: The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is a dynamic solutions-oriented environment where students, faculty, and industry leaders pool their knowledge and experience to advance supply chain education and research.
Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China: The government of Ningbo, China — home of the world’s busiest port — is partnering with the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) to create a global center for supply chain education and research.
Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC): is a research institute established by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza. Founded in 2003, the ZLC campus is located in the heart of PLAZA, the largest logistics park in the southwest of Europe that serves as a working laboratory to transfer new knowledge and working practices.