July 11

GCLOG Arrives on MIT Campus 30 outstanding students from Latin America study at MIT July 11-28 Learn More

July 2016

SCALE Master's #1 Globally Eduniversal rates MIT SCALE programs at the top of list of 100 SCM programs. Learn More

Summer 2016

Research and Working Papers SCALE Centers research and active working papers are available at MIT D Space Learn more.


The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics.


  • Expand MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’s impact for both education and research
  • Create local supply chain management human capital and expertise in different regions of the world
  • Open up new opportunities for innovation develop new educational models and paradigms
  • Create a worldwide network of executives, alumni and students trained by MIT or with MIT material and influence
  • Help companies, governments and organizations to compete in an increasingly complex business environment.

The MIT Global SCALE Network is a balanced network of six innovation centers on four continents. Each center contributes resources to conduct joint research, administers educational programs, and works with corporate sponsors. Independently and collectively centers engage faculty, researchers, students, and affiliated companies to collaborate on projects that will create supply chain and logistics innovations with global applications.

While Amazon.com Inc., A.P. Moller Maersk A/S and other big shippers look to the skies to speed up deliveries with drones, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are setting their sights far lower: Underground. Researchers at the new MIT Institute for Data, Systems and... Read more
High-­tech logistics systems have quickened the delivery of goods from manufacturing hubs to big­-city markets in recent years. But speeding up the so­ called last mile, from a local distribution center to a retailer or a customer’s home, has remained a challenge, especially in crowded urban... Read more
What do Class 8 trucks and cell phones have in common? Their end-of-life (EOL) strategies are shaped in large part by each product’s characteristics as well as current market conditions. These factors have long been part of the reverse channel, but how relevant are they in the booming market for... Read more